by kydna on Jul 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Still own my 2005 Avalon 7+ years. Almost 41,000 miles. The car has not needed a lot of attention. Now that it does; it calls for the seal to be replaced on the front of the engine block. Oil leak! Of course the engine will have to be removed. 1700.00 repair! Good gas mileage. Seats are fair at best on comfort when heat/cool optioned. Laser cruise is ok for the first 25,000 miles then it is............. particular?? Ok, car but at best a cheap Lexus knockoff!
by bennettsbebe on Sep 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Maybe my expectations were too high, but I am not as impressed as I thought I would be. The rear view mirror cant be adjusted as it hits the ceiling because of placement, the paint is peeling. The front has mysterious issues no one can diagnose including jerking randomly, speaking of jerking the tranny does it too when it wants. The headrests are not adjustable, and the seats are not as comfortable as I hoped. I do like the quite cabin, the amazing sound system, the safety features, and the gas mileage, I have gotten as much as 31.5 on the highway. Still I think that Toyota started cutting corners on many of their vehicles staring in 05. Next car: GERMAN even if they are maintenance needy.
by mikeecee on May 20, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Our Avalon was purchased w/ about 90,000 miles...we took it for a short test drive it was great!
HOWEVA', when driving on longer trips, both passenger and driver seats become uncomfortable, to the point of numb legs.
After about a year of ownership, during an oil change, the technician informed me there was 'a lot of oil on the engine'.
We took it to the dealer, and a crankshaft gasket had failed (they said it is a freak thing).
Most expensive repair ever.
Otherwise, it has been fairly reliable