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2005 Toyota Avalon

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Above average returns on investment
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By Larry
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Vehicle

2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought the vehicle brand new. No major repair bills until now. Ignition coils all need to be replaced - this is a pricey job. Do your routine maintenance and car should be fine, but suggest that you get an extended warranty if you plan to keep it past 5 yrs and 80,000 miles


Favorite Features

Stereo, roomy interior, trunk space


Suggested Improvements

Steering hides some dials, redesign dashboard to reduce/remove sun reflection, upgrade interior for a more classy finish, use better quality exterior paint


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Interior Access Panels
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By David Kosik
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2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The overall interior layout is very good, however the access doors (panels) in the front seat are to close to each other. This in turn causes a problem when stored items are needed from the storage areas. This was my first purchase of a Toyota vehicle and the driving performance exceeded my expectations. On a recent vacation trip I was extremely pleased with the comfort and gas mileage and would rate the 2005 Avalon in the top five sedans of comparable size and cost.


Favorite Features

Looks, interior size, suspension and comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Slight improvements to the cabin storage areas.


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Great Family Sedan
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By jaegan
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2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

When picking a sedan to replace my 350Z, I selected the Avalon over the G35, Altima and Camry. One might think G35 would have been a closer match to the Z but no sedan can match sports car handling - so I got the car that offered the most of everything else. The Avalon has a good bit of power, cavernous rear passenger space, reclining rear seats, excellent build quality, and a luxo-plush ride. I've noticed that it takes some throttle modulation to "help" the car find 1st or 2nd gear. Cloths seats are far softer than leather. You can get over 30 mpg on the highway (at 65-70 mph). Conversely, 19 mpg in the city is common. Overall, a surprisingly great value in XL trim (paid $25K).


Favorite Features

Good power for a sedan, quiet and smooth ride. Decent stereo. Excellent dash layout. Rear reclining seats are fantastic. Roomy. Good fuel economy. Base XL model offers a great bang for the buck. Lumbar supports for the driver's seat.


Suggested Improvements

Annoying seat belt warning mechanism. Transmission does not lend well to aggressive accel/decelleration. Lots of body roll (hey, at least it's not PRETENDING to be a sports car). I only found one cigarette lighter port inside the armrest. Higher model trims suffer from rattles.


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Great Car
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By wnavalon
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2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have put on 12,000 miles since last April and have had absolutely no problems at all. It gets between 31.5 and 33.0 miles per gallon on the freeway and averages 20.5 in town. Everything fits and there are no rattles. I will buy another one when the time comes


Favorite Features

Performance, Quiet ride, Great fit and finish and excellent mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Go back to a spin on oil filter. The new one is hard to manage.


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Nice
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By rburnham
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2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Extremely comfortable ride. Interior is well appointed and makes sense. Fit is adjustable to anyone. Engine is far superior to the rest of the field. Gas mileage is 23 to 28 depending upon how hard you accelerate. One of the best cars I have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Readout of miles per gallaon


Suggested Improvements

Put the Michelin tires on the xl.


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