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2003 Toyota Avalon

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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS
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By MSch0829
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my third Toyota Avalon XLS. The car is very reliable!


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Ho Hum -- It's Perfect
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By Unicornguy
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my second Avalon. Traded in my 8th new Cadillac on the 2000 Avalon, because I was tired of poor quality. The fit, finish, and overall quality of the Avalon impressed me as much as that of the Lexus 300 sedan -- and it's a bigger car, with more room for back seat passengers.


Favorite Features

Noise level on the road is wonderful.


Suggested Improvements

Nice to have radio controls on the steering wheel..........


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LOVE MY AVALON
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By Pugnme
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car has many of the features of other cars at thousands of dollars less. It also has more room than the most of its competition. In you're looking for a full size luxury vehicle, you should NOT buy a new car without taking a good look at the Avalon. If you are in the Pittsburgh PA area, be sure to see the folks at Rohrich Toyota. They treated us great.


Favorite Features

I'm 6', my wife's 5'+ so this is easy: Dual position seating!


Suggested Improvements

Audio controls on steering wheel; Xenon headlights; telescoping steering (inc. in memory settings); dual exhausts;signal mirrors; right mirror tilt down in reverse; "plusher" leather in seating area; sportier drive; more HP


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cheaper than a lexus
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By njenel
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great ride, comfortable, large trunk, roomy back seat.


Favorite Features

As good looking and riding as a Lexus and $10,000 less expensive.


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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Herb F.
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Just picked up my new Avalon. Though I really like the car and it's design/amenities am sorely disappointed in the quality of the workmanship coming from the Kentucky assembly plant. Very poor fit on the body panels, interior plastic squeaks and the paint(pearl white) on the plastic rear bumper is about 8 shades darker than the rest of the car. Also, the wind noise with the moon roof open is almost deafening. Have owned 9 previous Toyotas but this is my first one assembled in the US. Perhaps I am expecting too much but the local service manager tells me that they have four times more problems with the US assembled Toyotas than those of the "J- Series".


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, instrumentation layout, delightfully quiet with the moon roof closed and a pleasure to drive. Audio and climate control systems are great.


Suggested Improvements

Other than the sloppy workmanship, we really miss the fold down rear seats that we had in all of our Camrys. Also, the lighting in the informantion cluster(time, date, temp, mpg etc. is a bit bright during in the daylight - should have it's own rheostatic dimmer.


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