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2005 Avalon is reliability plus
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By rogermot
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned this car for over two years and have 38,000 miles plus on it. Other than the front window shade holder falling out and being replaced, there have been no other maintenance problems. This is the first car that I have ever owned that has been maintenance free. Reliability has been outstanding!


Best Features

Comfortable ride. Good gas mileage. Good audio system. Excellent reliability.


Worst Features

Get rid of the Michelin tires. They had to be replaced at 35,000 miles. Went to Yokahamas, cheaper and should last to 60,000 miles.


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Better than your average bear
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By Better than your ave
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very pleasant highway car. A little large for personal preference. Navigation system could be easier to use.


Best Features

Performance, heating and cooling system, comfort.


Worst Features

Styling inside and out. Navigation operation.


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Pass on this car
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By Unhappy Camper
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Not what I expected from Toyota! Frequent visits to the dealer for a variety of repairs including replacement of the intermediate steering column, repair of a faulty air bag system (which by the way involves disassembly of basically the entire interior), oil leak, and replacement of driver side leather seat for premature cracking wear. If that's not enough, it's back in the shop once again because the faulty air bag light has come back on. I can not believe this is a Toyota. Had previously owned a Previa van that was extremely reliable. Would not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

Interior comfort, gas mileage.


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Great Ride
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By Dan Barrett
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2005 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Exceptional vehicle, it is a solid 12 on a 10 point scale. No disappointments, just a pleasant ride, excellent performance and good fuel economy.


Best Features

The reclining back seat is the best, always earning great reviews. Long trips with the adults has improved significantly.


Worst Features

A "HUD" would solve a speedometer blind spot created by a tilted steering wheel.


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Toyota Quality?
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By John
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very soft paint. Chips and pit marks started to appear almost from the first day. After the first winter there were easily 100 "holes" in the paint all over the car. Toyota would not stand behind the defect. They stated it was from road salt and stones, etc. I agree that is what causes the marks but I looked at many others cars with similar driving conditions and none were even close to the condition of mine. The next big problem was with the brakes. A front caliper locked up at about 44K miles. The repair - two front calipers, rotors, pads, labor was almost $900. It would have been much much more at the dealer with OEM parts. So this is Toyota quality?


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