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Review Rather than repeat everything that others have said about how awesome this car is, I'll only add what hasn't been said. HANDLING/STEERING: This is not a sports car. I am still pleasantly surprised at how well it can corner despite its weight, and how tight, but light, the steering response seems to be. I upsized my rims, and it has improved my handling. See Style section for more details. RELIABILITY: I'm a stickler for preventative maintenance, as in, I follow the book to the 'T'. It's my bible. This car has done one thing; destroyed my OCD around maintenance. I realize all of the maintenance on a car has significant safety factors built in, especially from Toyota; a super conservative company. But I felt like I had 80% of the life left in all components I've replaced to date. The biggest scheduled maintenance I've done is the timing belt. Along with it I went ahead and did the water pump, pulleys, tensioner, camshaft actuator, and the two seals. Well, when I asked for my old parts to take a look at wear, they looked new. NEW! Seriously, the old timing belt still had the white Toyota logo on it still. Well, at least now I know, even after 90k miles I could've probably gone to 150k easily, if not 200k. Well, I?m only at 94k, so I will likely never have to replace any of those components ever again for the life of this vehicle. My only worry is that I used Denso parts rather than exact originals (Aisin, etc.), but it?s supposed to be OEM spec. so hopefully no issues there. Been going full synthetic oil for the engine (runs better and sludge prevention), and regular schedule on transmission and coolant. Nothing exciting there, except that I probably could have easily gotten double the mileage between changes for all of these fluids. I don?t drive like a grandpa either, despite this car?s image, I?m a 27 year old male (see Style section for more on that). Don?t get me wrong, I?m not advocating for you to prolong the recommended service intervals, I?m simply stating what Toyota enthusiast have known for years: Toyota over specs. GREATLY. This behavior is awesome for us consumers. My only unscheduled maintenance was an O2 sensor back at 40-50k miles. STYLE/LOOKS/FIT/FINISH: This car has some nice thick high quality paint. Mine still looks mostly new, just a few chips and dings due to it being 16 years old, but probably far less of such things than a lower quality car?s paint. As a whole this car polishes up really nice still to a mirror finish, and from 5 ft away looks new. The leather is still in tip top shape, the only seat I refinished myself was the drivers, and now the whole car?s interior looks like new again. I try to clean and condition the leather a few times a year, but nothing indicates that without this it would be in any worse shape. Now, for the biggest update to the style in my opinion: NEW RIMS! I mentioned I was a 27 year old guy, well, after getting some nice 18? rims, the whole look of this vehicle is totally different. I personally disliked the bland appearance prior, but put my ego and image in the backseat. Little did I know that such a simple change would be such a drastic change! This thing actually looks?.dare I say?sporty now. It definitely fits me much more, it now has the same likeness to the Lexus IS series from the same generation (which makes sense as it?s probably a very similar platform). It?s the look without the harsher, louder ride though; I haven?t noticed any difference in the comfort! TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES, YOU?LL BE AMAZED: http://imgur.com/a/1RS2R
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What options are available on the 2001 Toyota Avalon?
Available Toyota Avalon 2001 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: Limited, XLE Premium, XLE, XLE Touring, XLS, XL, Touring, Base, XLE Touring SE, XLE Plus
Exterior Colors: Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Creme Brulee Mica, Attitude Black Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Ooh La La Rouge Mica, Classic Silver Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Cosmic Gray Mica, Moulin Rouge Mica, Black, Blue Mirage Metallic, Desert Sand Mica, Titanium Metallic, Cassis Pearl, Cypress Pearl, Nautical Blue Metallic, Phantom Gray Pearl, Champagne Mica, Silver Pine Mica, Zephyr Blue Metallic, Indigo Ink Pearl, Sandy Beach Metallic, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Constellation Blue Pearl, Desert Sand, Lunar Mist
Interior Colors: Black leather, Light Gray leather, Almond leather, Almond premium leather, Light Gray premium leather, Black premium leather, Ivory cloth, Graphite cloth, Ivory, Ivory premium leather, Light Gray, Ivory leather, Dark Charcoal leather, Graphite, Stone
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Rear Bench Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Auto Climate Control, Trip Computer, Power Driver Seat, Alarm, Leather Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Heated seats, Stability Control, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Cooled Seats, Post-collision safety system, Remote Start, Upgraded Stereo, Automatic Emergency Braking