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2003 Avalon is still noisy
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By Mary Payne
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I heard something like wind noise in
the front. The salesman, of course,
said no, no. He couldn't hear
anything. This is a luxury car.

The audio system was fabulous. The
salesman was talking. I turned off the
music. I asked him to be quiet. On
surface streets, it was lovely. The
fan was blowing when I took it onto the
freeway. But after I purchased it and
drove it on the freeway all alone and
with everything turned off, there is
DEFINITELY noise. I still can't
pinpoint it or figure out how this can
be.


Best Features

There are a lot of nice things. It is a BEAUTIFUL automobile.


Worst Features

"Sound absorbing...sound deadener materials ...help minimize noise....Wind noise has been reduced." www.avalon.toyota.com.au (2003). NOW it is obvious that meant Toyota had tried to fix the noise(s). THEY FAILED. Caution: This vehicle could adversely affect your hearing.


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I want a Mercedes but cannot afford one.
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By Roy Cruise
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great vehicle. Rest assured its
quality.`


Best Features

Smooth ride.


Worst Features

Exterior looks may be? Limited options offered.


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Avalon XLS
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By Hexman
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have always wanted this car ever since
I sat in the back seat of a friend's
1999 Avalon. I was amazed at the room.
This model has lived up to the
expectations.

Besides the interior room, the riding
comfort is outstanding. I have owned 2
Saab 9000's, and I'm very pleased with
the Avalon's luxury feel.

On the downside, while the handling is
fine for me, it does not handle like my
Saabs or other sports sedans I've
driven. I need to slow down a lot more
going into turns with the car sliding
more than hugging the road. It is fine
on the freeway, but my wife feels it
tends to drift a little.


Best Features

Interior room and seat comfort. I don't have a preference being in front or back. Display is very easy to read, I enjoy the XLS model features of heated and memory seats and memory mirrors. Large trunk area. Rain sensor wipers is a neat feature - not quite perfected yet.


Worst Features

Make the handling more responsive while keeping the ride as comfortable.


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Loving my 4 door Avalon XLS Sedan!!
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By Jo Ann Kimber
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We just bought our second Toyota Avalon
XLS & really like it. It's got a
beautiful interior with wood trim on
console, & steering wheel has a rich
look with both leather & wood. The
bucket seats are comfortable (we chose
leather) & seat a larger person with
ease. It has excellent handling which
makes it a fun car to drive. Our 2001
Toyota Avalon didn't get the mileage
that Toyota suggested we would, but I
think that's because I use my air-
conditioner year round, daily. We also
know that Toyota has an excellent
resale value. Love my new Toyota
Avalon!!


Best Features

All the wood trim on console & steering wheel. I like the way the visual display is set up on the dash board. You can tell at a glance about all the different features it offers...even how many miles until you run out of gas! Also the sun-roof. It has an excellent sound system too.


Worst Features

Our 2001 model had an extra visor under the regular visor on the passenger side which I used for resturant coupons, letters to be mailed, etc., but the new one doesn't have it & I miss that!!


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By wtlson
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car for my wife who is 82
years old . She has been driving a
1992cadillac deville , She refuses to
drive the avalon . She says there are
too many buttons . So I am driving the
avalon .My biggest complaint is the
steering wheel . I have to hold my arms
extende in front of me ,and it is
tiring . I am 84 years old , 6feet 2
inches and eeigh 220 lbs so I have to
put the seat all the way back . The car
is fun to drive ,and we use it for
short errands , I need to get on the
highway .


Best Features

I like the quiteness and comfort


Worst Features

I believe it would be more comfortable if the steering column was about 2 inches longer .


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