2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I wouldn't have considered the Avalon
as an outright new car purchase but
was pleasantly surprised at ride
quality (on par with Volvo S-80) and
feel I got a bargain at $17K. There's
no way you are going to find one from
a dealer for under twenty grand.
Toyota reliability and savings to
boot... seems trivial to gripe about
the bland white color.
Lap of luxury interior with "Punch It
Ralph" engine and drive train, in case
you feel like an attitude adjustment.
My only regret... that I didn't buy
stock in the company.