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Best Car I've Even Owned. Period
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By hotrodjohn
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought a 2006XLS in March 2006. Today, it has 206,000 miles on it without one single problem. I have replaced the tires, battery and brake pads. It still has the original spark plugs, water pump, starter, antifreeze, trans fluid and serpentine belt (which isn't even cracked!). This car has been nothing short of amazing. It is big, the back seat is the biggest of any car I have seen. It is fast with plenty of torque all the way through the powerband, feels like a V8. It averages 27 miles to the gallon with 80 percent highway driving. It is super quiet and smooth. The Camry isn't even close to an Avalon. This is BIGGER than Lexus ES350, yet cheaper. Im going to keep on driving it.


Best Features

Size, Ride, Power and Economy of the 3.5 vvti engine. Toyota's 3.5 is one of the best V6's in any car avaliable.


Worst Features

Paint will chip way too easily.


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Would buy another
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By zipcode21804
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Traded my 2003 Seville, not disappointed at all. The gas mileage is great on regular gas. Nav system leaves a little to be desired, that message gets on your nerves every time you start the vehicle. Should be easier to program. Sound is good JBL did a fine job although I did a personal upgrade surround sound is a great feature, Cabin is tight noise and rattle free. I bought 3 caddys before I purchased my Avalon. When it comes to comfort, it's a no brainer. Avalon wins; wheels down.


Best Features

The ride is smooth, the sound system is good for a factory production. Backseat is cool, I like the flat floor as well. Styling is upscale looks good in the driveway.


Worst Features

Bigger tires,door molding.


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Great Car Until I Lost All of My Oil
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By Jim
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The engine oil line (rubber hose) ruptured unexpectedly. I lost all of my oil. The mechanic is hopeful that the engine wasn't damaged. However, this is something that should never happen to a modern car. Toyota may be the new GM/Chrysler. Reliability sells. Unreliability gets you out of the auto business.


Worst Features

Don't opt for cheap components to save a few pennies.


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Love this car!
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By Patti
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought a 2006 Avalon because I had a 98 Avalon and loved it so much I didn't want to get a new one - but my husband wanted to get me a new car, so we got another Avalon. On relatively flat, freeway driving we get 33 - 35 mpg, much more than I thought we would get. We are very pleased with our car. I love the heated seats in the winter!


Best Features

Heated seats, 6 CD player - sound is awesome. Roomy back seat. Our 6'6" son in law is very comfortable in the back seat.


Worst Features

Seatbelt design. The space between the front seats and where the seatbelts come out from the side is too narrow. They don't retract properly without help.


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Avalons Rule
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By Cody
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Traded from a MB E-class. Every bit as comfortable and has been rock solid. Gas mileage runs between 25 and 30 consistantly. Exceptionally comfortable as a cruiser.


Best Features

Quiet, smooth ride


Worst Features

Could use a little more road feel.


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