by hondaacura21 on Mar 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan
It's been exactly a year since I bought my 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS from a private sale. I purchased it with 124,000 miles and its been very reliable with not a single problem. It is really impressive that my 13 year old Avalon still provides a silky smooth drive and is very quiet even compared to never cars. This Avalon is a "poor man's" Lexus. I drove 26K miles in this year: 450 miles a week due to work, a 1750 road trip from GA to TX, and 7000 miles of small mountain trips. Even with both leaky valve cover gaskets, leaky cam seals, old timing belt and water pump and blown struts this Toyota has never left me stranded and drove excellent.
Before I give this to my mom I will repair it.
by cardodger on Feb 25, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan
I purchased my XLS used with 175,000 miles on it.
I was looking for reliability, safety, and a low payment vehicle that could help me while I paid of credit cards.
The car has been reliable, comfortable, and a pleasure to own.
Everyone wants me to do the driving when a group is going somewhere and no-one thinks it has the mileage that it does (200K+ now).
I keep getting the urge to look at other cars that might be more sporty or fun to drive but look at the reviews and issues with other cars and can't think of anything more fun than having had no problems at all with this terrific car.
I would recommend it to anyone who needs to drive - any distance...
by katahydem on Jan 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan
I've had this car for almost 13 years now and still am not tired of it.
I'd like to get something else - different style vehicle but this car is paying me now.
Gas mileage is better than any new car I've looked at and can still trust its reliability.
There have been some problems, sensor issues most often but they've been manageable.
We had some real wheel rust and had it taken care of.
My car looks newer and better than a lot of newer cars out there.
Entering its second generation, the 2000 Avalon is roomier, more powerful and more technically advanced. The Kentucky-built Avalon features new styling inside and out, enhanced safety features, increased engine performance, and more comfort and convenience than its predecessor.