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


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This is my sixth Toyota and the reliability is very uncharacteristic compared to all the others. Major oil leak problem twice now makes the car completely unreliable. Also had a leak in the moon roof fixed. Continual problem with acceleration from a stop position corrected intermittently by a "computer reset". I think I'm going to trade it in. Also the car was bumped in a parking lot, in the front right causing only a scuff to the bumper. The whole bumper had to be replaced as it connects to the blinker light wells and the motor splash guard underneath, which both cracked.


Best Features

Interior comfort, quiet.


Worst Features

Improve overall quality and workmanship.


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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)


Review

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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Loved this car UNTIL... LOST ALL OIL!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Terry A
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2006 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I loved my Avalon, but now have lost all confidence in its reliability. On an out of state trip an oil hose developed a pin-hole leak. There was no indicator or light alert. We still have not gotten all repairs done, but will cost min $2500!!! (of course out of warranty with approx 101,000 miles).


Best Features

The ride, the room, the gas mileage - and I thought the reliability. Alas, not so!


Worst Features

Notification of known problems that can cause so much damage! Also warning indicators if the oil runs low!!!!


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Great, but some faults
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By eddie g.
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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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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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