Wish it would die....
By BillSki on
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan
Always wanted a quiet, reliable car.
This one has been a keeper, owned new
since 96. Up to 155K miles, no major
problems. Go thru tires about 50-60k,
1st battery replaced in 2004! Struts
have been making clunking noises for a
few years, but not a safety issue.
Side windows get a bit noisy,
especially when I have to put ski racks
on - they will leak, thanks to the aero
Tend to break the auto retract antenna
a lot. dunno why.
Bought car after a 2-door SAAB 900S.
Miss the Euro handling and heated seats
in NE USA.
Been super-reliable. No real
complaints, I wish it
would die; after eight years I'm
getting a bit bored and d
Interior room without being a land
yacht. Impressive rear seat legroom
for my growing teens. Moon roof does
not leak! Great handling on snow
covered roads. Excellent rain handling
with top-rated rain tires.
Most things I want they now have on
later models; so I live in the past.
No way to front tie-down anything to a
roof rack. Like a canoe or Christmas
tree (rope attach to nose or rear of
auto) Better radio - more bass.
Glovebox rattle that can't be found.