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Great, but some faults
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By eddie g.
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Vehicle

2006 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Overall our experience has been very good with our 2006 Avalon. The ride has been very smooth and quiet and the pick-up is very good. This may be one of the fastest cars we've owned (with a six).


Best Features

We love the power driver's seat, the sun-roof, the visibility is great. The interior design is clean, and free of all unnecessary garbage. The fit and finish are top notch.


Worst Features

Brakes are terrible. Feels you must smash pedal to floor to stop. They're undersized. Trans is smooth except first gear where it seems hard to get up to speed. Mileage down- once 30 mpg hwy, now 23.5 at 65 mph. Exterior needs strengthening. Dents easy. Front dips on hard cornering.


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2006 Avalon Touring
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DUCKS
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Vehicle

2006 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car almost three years ago. I decided to get the Touring because the handling felt better than the XLS. The color is silver and with the XLS the interior wood was orange. With the Touring, it was sliver. The seats are very comfortable and I get close to 30MPG on the highway.


Best Features

Heated Seats, handling and performance.


Worst Features

Should have heated outside mirrors, body side moldings, compass, signal in mirrors, Sirius radio and IPOD connection.


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Avalon Ltd. 3.5 Years Later
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Steve Coleman
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Vehicle

2006 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have been surprised by this car. Good - Excellent fuel mileage (25 city, 30-31 hwy), comfort, luxury looks and feel. Bad - Intermediate steering shaft problem (outside wrty at 45K mi., transmission jerkiness (fixed by toyo with a reprogramming, $0), $900 repair est. (I declined to fix), check engine lite (50k mi, $1500 repair bill), now the poss. oil line leak repair before failure (repair cost unk.?). Also, watch out for dealers selling Toyota warranties that are not favorably received by other dealer in other states (SE Toyo dealers vs Midwest dealers).


Best Features

Heated & cooled seats, interior size and comfort, handling, driveablility, fuel mileage, looks.


Worst Features

Reliability is below what Toyota promotes. Radio controls on steering wheel do not allow for single channel to channel advances (have to flip up cover panel and reach across to tune dial), warranty coverage is spotty and misleading, and dealers are somewhat greasier that domestic dealers.


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Great Car Until I Lost All of My Oil
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By Jim
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Vehicle

2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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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sudden loss of engine oil
Performance
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By Alan
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Vehicle

2006 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

A friend with 30,000 miles on same model reported sudden loss of engine oil with no engine light. I talked with local maintenance supervisor about this. He reported this was a regular problem, especially at 50-60k miles. Replacement rubber hose hard to find. No recall yet but he expects one any day.


Best Features

Excellent room, front and back; Excellent gas mileage for size and weight; Good road cruising.


Worst Features

Navigation system not user friendly.


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