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...and a few years later
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By kydna
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan 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
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By bennettsbebe
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan 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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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
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By mikeecee
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

Front seat comfort


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2005 Avalon Limited
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Momof2
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had this car 26 months now and have had no mechanical problems. Replaced the tires and brakes and regular maintenance. Very fun to drive for such a large car, I'm still in my 30's and want something that carries my family comfortably and still has some power under the hood, and my Avalon has it all. Paint seems to be thin though, and has small rust spots in places, even though I wax 2x a year. Only big problem is that when I went to upgrade into a newer model, I lost all of my value due to Toyotas recent problems, and am now stuck upside down. The only good thing to that is at least my car is last me a good long time. I'll be bored of it long before it wears out, I believe.


Favorite Features

Heated/Cooled seats, sliding arm rest, rear shade, trunk size, reclining rear seats, comfy driver seat, HID headlamps, rain sensing wipers, voice activated controls


Suggested Improvements

Navigation is way too complicated to use. I use the nav on my phone instead. Toughen up the paint. Fix company problems so I can trade up without losing a fortune!


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Above average returns on investment
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By Larry
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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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