2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Talked to some Avalon owners before making purchase. Have had the car for two years putting 15k on per year. Overall, we are pleased. It has great design, size, ride, performance and comfort expected. Replaced the OEM Michelin tires at about 27K with some Yokahama. The OEM still had tread, but not enough for winter driving. Problem to date is what appears to be a "gap", missing bushing or poorly fitting parts somewhere in the steering assembly. After stopping, there is a slight drop in the steering wheel of about 1/8 inch with a little "klunk" when we start again. Dealer replaced steering assemble shaft, but problem still exists. Having hard time replicating when we take it in.
The engine's performance, to date, has been great. Great acceleration, gas mileage and handling. Interior is high quality in our opinion.
Recommend that they put better OEM tires on the car. Also, they stuck a cassette player on the console that would have been better used for additional storage or MP3 connection. Also, the cell phone recharger is hard to access being in the "bottom" of a storage compartment on the console.