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Very disappointed in quality and cost
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By jman82
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This model year must have been the peak of Toyota's lack of attention to quality.
The engine oil issue is a complete quality AND customer service fail.
After suffering through that, in the last month I've had to replace the entire AC system.


Last year when the car was 4 y/o with 100k miles the AC started blowing warm.
Dealer did not find leaks, recharged, and it was ok for the rest of summer/fall.
This spring, same thing.
This time dealer found "lots of pin holes in the condenser".
Read: no trauma, just a quality fail.
I've never seen this and my prior cars were all over 200k miles.

Now, *perhaps* a result of the condenser fail, the compressor seized.
Total bill to fix AC: $2500


Best Features

Fast, good MPG


Worst Features

Basic build quality


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Great vehicle
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By MICHAEL RUSTICH
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Have only taken a couple of trips of a couple 100 miles or more. Mostly in town driving. Easy and secure veh to drive. Never had any brake or acceleration problems with veh. I would buy another one.


Best Features

Comfort and interior space. Smooth ride.


Worst Features

Exterior design a little 'old'.


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Disappointed with Steering Problem
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Disappointed in MD
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased the car in early 2006. I now have 60,000 miles and I am experiencing problems with my steering. I have taken it back to the dealership several times for the steering sticking when turning left but they informed me that they can not find anything wrong. I am very disappointed with Toyota and see that many others are experiencing the same problem. My hope is that I will not experience the same problem that others are experiencing with the oil leak. Unless Toyota steps up and own up to fixing the legitimate repairs, I will never buy another Toyota. I am currently getting the runaround. Even though I have the extended warranty, Toyota is trying to get around fixing my problem.


Best Features

Smooth ride, good gas mileage, roomy interior and trunk


Worst Features

More user friendly navigation system. Better paint -- paint chips easily,


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Great Car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Brian Con
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased it new based on the value for the money, safety and comfort. Did not order the nav or the laser cruise control which appears to be a smart move. White metallic paint with the light grey leather looks great. Add the factory mudflaps which will keep the sides of the car clean. No repairs of any kind until the recent rash of recalls. Transmission can seem "funky" once in a while? I believe that the Touring model has a less "soft" ride for more spirited driving dynamics but I did not like the black interior. Great road car! 4k mile drive out west and got +30 mpg at 80+++ all day long. We are in our 40's not 70's and we enjoy the car very much. We are keeping the car long-term.


Best Features

Heated & cooled seats. Economy-we get great mpg. Safe feel of the car, lots of airbags. Sound system is amazing! Our car is very quiet. The auto locks and push button start are nice features. Comfortable ride and seats with lots of adjustments. Vehicle stability control in the winter is great!


Worst Features

Mute button on the wheel! Better placement of the power outlet. A slightly firmer ride on the non- Touring models. More durable paint-to many stone chips on the front. #1-get the "Passenger Airbag light" to turn off on the dash when the seat is occupied! A hand brake instead of a foot brake.


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Oil leak...Just happened
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By avalon girl
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Got ready to drive away from driveway and looked back to see all the oil drained out of my car. It's Sunday and will have to wait until tomorrow to see what the dealership will do for me. Out of warranty and hope the recall will cover repair. Wish me luck!


Best Features

Looks, comfort, ride, power


Worst Features

Fix navigation so it can be used by passenger while being driven.


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