By nmcintire on
2008 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I drove a 1996 Acura 3.2TL before buying the Avalon after comparing new Nissan Maxima, slightly used Acura RL 2006, slightly used Infiniti M35. What sold me was the comfortable and quiet ride and the available feature set. It didn't hurt that Toyota takes regular gas AND gets better mileage than other large cars. I don't understand the other reviewer citing difficulty with entry/exit into the car; seems like that's something one would notice prior to purchase and, if it is that significant of a problem, look elsewhere. The car rocks; great stereo, silky transmission, great power, bluetooth is easy to use, still learning navigation, but seems intuitive enough. Overall, A+
Smooth, quiet ride, bluetooth connectivity, great stereo, comfortable seats.
Not as crazy about the silver-painted covers for interior controls (nav, radio) - would look better and wear longer in the wood finish used on steering wheel. Also, retractable mirrors would be convenient.