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1997 Toyota Avalon

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By carfooey
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Few mechanical problems until recently. Within last year replaced rear wheel bearings, engine gasket, & alternator. Marginal paint job as it started peeling from around rear view mirrors at <80K miles. Strut noise has been there from day 1 off the lot (dealer made excuses too). Doors sagged quite early on, but work okay. Door remotes still work (!) although the buttons are about shot.


Favorite Features

Wonderful interior room. Very comfy. Huge trunk. Decent gas mileage for its class. Leather seats still look good.


Suggested Improvements

Paint quality. Strut quality. Don't include tan flooring with tan seats (can you say dirt?).


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97 Toyota Avalon
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By Eugene
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

I have been extremely pleased with this vehicle which has required only a minimum of maintenance. Oil and filter changed promptly at each 3,000 miles.


Favorite Features

driving economy and comfort


Suggested Improvements

Struts required replacement at approx. 70000 mi.


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Nice luxury
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By nice ride
on

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it used with 140k miles but still runs and looks like new with enough power from a smooth quiet 3.0 v6 engine.


Favorite Features

The engine, leather seats with power adjustment and factory chrome wheels.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Outstanding Car
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By Elizabeth
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

We bought this car used with 34,000 miles on it in 2001, now in 2006 it has 120,000 and shows no signs of wearing out anytime soon. Transmission glides, engine is strong, interior is elegant and comfortable and gas mileage is 31 on the highway. The trunk is huge and the seats feel like your sitting in your favorite chair at home. The only thing I've had done is regular repairs and the air conditioning was charged this year, that's it!


Favorite Features

Speed, quick, interior comfort, gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Paint has flaked a little on the bumper.


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By Todd
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan


Review

Since I purchased this car used I have had to replace the windshield wipers! That's it! Could not ask for a better reliable car. A friend had told me about a sludging problem that the v6s were having & had suggested I get the extended warranty which I did. It started to blow some light blue exhaust about 6 months after I had it. Took it into the dealer and they handled it & like I said, haven't had to do a darn thing to it (other oil changes & reg maintenance). Would recommend these cars to anyone.


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