Reliable, Comfortable, Economical
By DJ on
Vehicle2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan
ReviewPurchased brand new. Very roomy interior, especially in back seat. Very comfortable for local and distance driving. Excellent ACTUAL gas mileage: 24-26 mpg city & commuting; 26-32 mpg sustained hwy driving. Only problems in 7.5 yrs was a fuel pump that needed to be replaced after 4 yrs and the in-dash radio/CD player after 5 yrs. Have performed all scheduled maintenance at recommended intervals. Maintenance costs have been low: $725/yr over entire period owned; $900/yr during past 5 yrs, including replacement of timing belt at recommended 90K mileage. Best car I've ever owned. Will buy another this year.
Best Features2 personalized settings for both front seats & mirrors. Heated outside mirrors. Heated seats. In-dash 6-disk CD player/radio with multiple, quality speakers. Roomy trunk. Excellent gas mileage. Gas mileage and other trip info displays on front dash.
Worst FeaturesA better, less expensive in-dash 6- disk CD player. Trip display to include a mpg memory setting that can be reset for an entire trip or tank of gas, not just one that automatically resets each time the engine is starts.
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