Avalon built in USA - No good
By racine guy on
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan
This 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!!
Engine 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
Fix 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.