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2003 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Reviews

2003 Toyota Avalon

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Reliable where it counts and nowhere else
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Casey
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall, I really like my '03 Avalon, but there are some quirks that do need to be stated. The subwoofer in the rear is very low quality. I was already not a fan of the sound system that this car came with but after 2 weeks of owning it, I decided to max out the the volume to see how it handled and ended up blowing the subwoofer. Turns out that this is a very common problem for all Toyotas that have this JBL system in it. They dry rot in the sun and weekend very quickly. When this happens, I would recommend just buying a 50 watt sub that's 4 ohms and 8" in diameter because the stock sub cost around $280 online and a complete ripoff. They're hard to fine but do exist. Another very common problem is that the windshield wiper motor will go out unexpectedly. You will know when it happens because it won't take the wiper back down to the "park" position when you turn them off. I just got a quote from my local dealer and it will cost $487 to fix that. Finally, trying to maintain this car in your driveway is a pain. It's nearly impossible to get to the oil filter with just a floor jack. Oil changes for me cost around $40 to have my local shop do it. This is a great car for someone that prefers to take it to a shop whenever something needs done. If you would rather maintain it yourself, I'd look at something else.


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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)


Review

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

Noise level on the road is wonderful.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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


Best Features

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


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