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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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


Review

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 Sedan 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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Disappointed for the money
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By Roger
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am selling the car after 25 months of ownership. What a disappointment. Worst highway car I have ever owned. Can't keep it between the lines and forget about driving it on the highway when it is breezy. Transmission is the worst at slow speed. Motor is very noisy. AC climate control in the winter is very poor. Steering problems, oil leaks, radio problems. This car is not what the so-called experts claim it to be. Buy some other vehicle. Don't listen to the experts.


Best Features

Exterior design. interior design.


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Best car I have ever owned
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By L Gigante
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great power, economy and comfort. Lots of nice features and well thought out. Sharp looking but not gaudy.


Best Features

Rear window sun screen. Heated and cooled seats. Sliding armrest in front. Keyless ignition is great.


Worst Features

Trunk should be locked at speed. Can accidentally open. Navigation system should be much more user friendly. Touch screen is mandatory.


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Re-toyota
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By kydna42406
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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Owned previous model 2004 xls. Upon the redesign traded for 2005. No real quality issues for the new model with the exception of the radio door sticking. Needs minor adjustment. Brakes are a bit sluggish with heavy humidity on first stop. Other wise no issues on the first 16000 miles. Comfort, features, gas mileage, all wonderful. Heat and air seats, two thumbs up!


Best Features

Push button start and entry. Laser cruise spoils you!


Worst Features

All controls should be night lighted, especially seat controls.


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