'08 Avalon Early Impression
By tfelton on
2008 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Up to when I bought the Avalon I had never heard about it but when I first saw it in the showroom I fell in love with it. It has not disappointed me. I've already taken it on a 3100+ mile trip and it drives just the way I want a car to drive: a good solid, comfortable, and predictable feeling. I don't need a lot of gadgets in the car to keep me happy so the Avalon has plenty to keep me occupied. I consider the styling simple, or classic, so it will look good 10 or 20 years from now. Power is excellent and my mpg on the 3100+ 10-day trip was 29.83 over all which included 4 days of city driving.
Too many to list but the handling, overall ride, interior comfort both front and back, and sound system with XM radio top the list.
I took off the OEM tires and replaced them with Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds; a backup camera would be nice since there's a screen on the dash; and the auto-dimming rearview mirrors could be dimmer.