Avalon built in USA - No good
By racine guy on
Vehicle1998 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan
ReviewThis Avalon was
built in Kentucky with good 'ol union
labor...and it shows! The dealer
delivered the vehicle with the rear
middle seat belt BEHIND the rear seat
backrest! The front seat belts have to
feed back into their slots.
The front armrest was replaced
twice under waranty. My wife was
the parking brake foot lever when she
was in a minor accident ? her shin bode
hit the peddle which bruisded the bone.
The drive train sometimes jerks in stop
'n go traffic or
taking off from a dead stop.
Finally, the tire noise is so bad...rear
seat occupant ALWAYS complain about the
noise! What a lousy car for $28 grand!!
Best FeaturesEngine is an engineering marvel - quite, powerful and fuel efficient?almost too powerful as it easily break the tires on even slightly damp pavement which kicks in the traction control causing the car/engine to stumble. Full size spare is nice.
Worst FeaturesFix the suspension wheel hopping!!! Fix the slop in the drivetrain! Put some noise damping in the wheel wells. Split bench seats need more support. Move the parking brake pedal back away from the driver's shin bone.
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