2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan 3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic w/Bench Seats Consumer Reviews
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS
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By MSch0829
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan 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 Sedan 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 Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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


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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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Why did I wait so long to buy an Avalon?
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By Oldsergeant
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned many automobiles over the past 70 years of my life including: 39 Ford Coupe, hot-rod Plymouth (yes, there were such things, Fords, Pontiac and Oldsmobile big engine daddys, Cadillacs, Camrys, and finally, the most pleasing automobile of all: My Avalon XLS. Wow!


Favorite Features

Interior design, confort, detailing, exterior fit and finish, fuel economy, and lack of exterior road noise.


Suggested Improvements

Only problem is the Gold Package. Symbols and letters affixed to car's exterior seem to be tarnishing at an extremely rapid rate. Intend to visit my dealer about this.


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Not a Lexus
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By robert Sobieski
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is not the Luxury car I had hoped to get, dash is not driver friendly, should have radio/heater control on steering wheel, seats not comfortable, 4 way power seats does not give enough adjustment for comfort, computer on dash is big and ugly,lighting doesnt even match rest of controls ,needs a clock so you can leave computer off, wouldnt buy again,will trade for Lexus VERY SOON


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


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Very difficult to find the bench seat version. XL not even an option. Finally we found car in storage lot with dead battery and nearly flat tire. After these were fixed, car is excellent. Comfortable and well built.


Favorite Features

Fit and finish is excellent.


Suggested Improvements

Ability to choose to not have moonroof. Toyota believes everyone who is getting the XLS want to have the moonroof option.


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I'm hooked and for good reason!!!!!!
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By Linda Sullivan
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I must say that after driving a lincoln for many years. I am loving the ride and style of my Avalon and it compares to the lincoln quality in every way and the price could not be any better.I would recommend this car to every one I know and even those I do not.My friends are shocked at all the interior room of the Avalon and the smooth and quiet ride it has. So much so that two of them are going to purchase one for themselves.


Favorite Features

Every feature is my favorite but by far the smooth and quiet ride of the Avalon.


Suggested Improvements

Just alittle more design style on the exterior so it will match the quality of souch a wonderful car......For I will buy another in three years........


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My Review
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By John Poghosian
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bench Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I used to own a 1993 Acura Legend and was totally satisfied with it until a friend from my college days bought a 1995 Avalon XLS. Was in-audible, and the transmission was the smoothest sounding I had heard, even from my finely maintained Acura. I guess it was from then on I decided to purchase my own Avalon, but I had onyl bought a new Acura but two years ago. I recently sold my Acura and had been saving money so I decided to pursue my dream, I bought a 2003 Toyota Avalon XLS equipped with all the original Toyota goodies offered. I did end up paying a hefty price but it was well worth it. I chose all the options available.


Favorite Features

Smoothness of ride. Almost completely in-audible cabin noise, Lexus like Luxury and ease of use.


Suggested Improvements

How about a power four window automatic operations button?


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