Great car for the $
By Manny on
2008 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Need car after 10 yrs w/Infiniti. Considered many others, 4 & 6 cyl. Avalon smoothest suspension & plenty of amenities; seems as if it's on Lexus LS platform, w/o the price or quite the cache-but also w/o premium gas requirement. Avg > 30 mpg on my first highway drive & overall ave. ~ 24.5 miles per gallon in mixed city and hwy driving. JBL 12 spkr very nice. Highly recommend.
Ton of space in rear seating area and trunk. Glides over bumps and cruises nicely. You trade a little performance, but I'm ready for a smoother ride and a softer suspension. It's about as big as the big Lexus, Mercedes S or BMW 7 series, but w/o the expense and and headaches.
None yet. I'll post again in a few months after break in.