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


Review

I have always wanted this car ever since
I sat in the back seat of a friend's
1999 Avalon. I was amazed at the room.
This model has lived up to the
expectations.

Besides the interior room, the riding
comfort is outstanding. I have owned 2
Saab 9000's, and I'm very pleased with
the Avalon's luxury feel.

On the downside, while the handling is
fine for me, it does not handle like my
Saabs or other sports sedans I've
driven. I need to slow down a lot more
going into turns with the car sliding
more than hugging the road. It is fine
on the freeway, but my wife feels it
tends to drift a little.


Best Features

Interior room and seat comfort. I don't have a preference being in front or back. Display is very easy to read, I enjoy the XLS model features of heated and memory seats and memory mirrors. Large trunk area. Rain sensor wipers is a neat feature - not quite perfected yet.


Worst Features

Make the handling more responsive while keeping the ride as comfortable.


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Loving my 4 door Avalon XLS Sedan!!
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By Jo Ann Kimber
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We just bought our second Toyota Avalon
XLS & really like it. It's got a
beautiful interior with wood trim on
console, & steering wheel has a rich
look with both leather & wood. The
bucket seats are comfortable (we chose
leather) & seat a larger person with
ease. It has excellent handling which
makes it a fun car to drive. Our 2001
Toyota Avalon didn't get the mileage
that Toyota suggested we would, but I
think that's because I use my air-
conditioner year round, daily. We also
know that Toyota has an excellent
resale value. Love my new Toyota
Avalon!!


Best Features

All the wood trim on console & steering wheel. I like the way the visual display is set up on the dash board. You can tell at a glance about all the different features it offers...even how many miles until you run out of gas! Also the sun-roof. It has an excellent sound system too.


Worst Features

Our 2001 model had an extra visor under the regular visor on the passenger side which I used for resturant coupons, letters to be mailed, etc., but the new one doesn't have it & I miss that!!


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Avalon Review
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By wtlson
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Vehicle

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


Review

I bought this car for my wife who is 82
years old . She has been driving a
1992cadillac deville , She refuses to
drive the avalon . She says there are
too many buttons . So I am driving the
avalon .My biggest complaint is the
steering wheel . I have to hold my arms
extende in front of me ,and it is
tiring . I am 84 years old , 6feet 2
inches and eeigh 220 lbs so I have to
put the seat all the way back . The car
is fun to drive ,and we use it for
short errands , I need to get on the
highway .


Best Features

I like the quiteness and comfort


Worst Features

I believe it would be more comfortable if the steering column was about 2 inches longer .


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AVALON SUPERIOR CAR
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By Connery, Sean
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XL 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

When I purchased my AVALON, I had no
idea what an AVALON was - had never
heard the name. I saw it on a lot and
asked, "What is That?" I checked
the "specks" and decided to buy. The
single best decision I have ever made.
The nicest car I have owned.


Best Features

Quiet, smooth, trouble free


Worst Features

no suggestions.


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Fabulous Automobile in All Respects
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By professorkevin
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2003 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have owned over 25 automobiles (and
I'm only 36 y.o.!), and my recently
purchased 2003 Toyota Avalon XLS
(bucket seats model; Lunar Mist
Metallic/Stone Leather; fully loaded)
is, by far, the best automobile I've
ever owned. My parents have owned
their share of fine automobiles,
including Lexus, and the level of
refinement and quality with this
automobile can easily be compared with
the top-level Lexus LS Sedans. From
the ultra smooth VVT-i V6 engine, to
the superb ride, to the excellent fit
and finish throughout, this car is
fabulous in all respects and a great
value.


Best Features

Refinement; Overall Design (interior and exterior); Legendary Toyota Quality


Worst Features

None.....but I do look forward to even more great things with the redesign for Avalon, scheduled for 2005. My only suggestion for Toyota is to advertise the Avalon more often! Let more people know how great this car is!


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