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2005 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Reviews

2005 Toyota Avalon

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Great car
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By William McKenna
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2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Luxury car at a very good price.


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Great bells and whistles but with dangerous flaw
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By Edwin S.
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I love everything about this car except for one feature which in my opinion makes it the most dangerous car I've ever driven. When decelerating to make a left turn across a road way the transmission will often shift into neutral and just when you think its safe to accelerate slightly to cross over to your left turn the car wont move, the engine will race in neutral and then suddenly shift into low gear and the car takes off like a rocket almost colliding with the oncoming car that ordinarily you had plenty of time to avoid. Bringing this to the attention of the regional service manager was useless, he just said buy next years model and this will have been fixed.


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...and a few years later
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By kydna
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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!


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NOT WHAT I IMAGINED
4 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By bennettsbebe
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Sound system, array of safety technology, cool looking dash and information display, moon roof, big trunk, reclining rear seats, and full size spare.


Worst Features

Paint, rear view mirror placement, headrests, and seat comfort. Leather like surfaces can look cheap as does the faux wood. Boring driving experience.


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Not the Toyota I Expected
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mikeecee
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2005 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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


Best Features

Quiet ride & gas mileage, great stereo, interior space, get-up-n-go.


Worst Features

Front seat comfort


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