2003 Toyota Avalon Consumer Review: 2003 Toyota Avalon XLS

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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS
By Herb F. on


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


Just picked up my new Avalon. Though I
really like the car and it's
design/amenities am sorely disappointed
in the quality of the workmanship
coming from the Kentucky assembly
plant. Very poor fit on the body
panels, interior plastic squeaks and
the paint(pearl white) on the plastic
rear bumper is about 8 shades darker
than the rest of the car. Also, the
wind noise with the moon roof open is
almost deafening. Have owned 9
previous Toyotas but this is my first
one assembled in the US. Perhaps I am
expecting too much but the local
service manager tells me that they have
four times more problems with the US
assembled Toyotas than those of the "J-

Best Features

Comfortable seats, instrumentation layout, delightfully quiet with the moon roof closed and a pleasure to drive. Audio and climate control systems are great.

Worst Features

Other than the sloppy workmanship, we really miss the fold down rear seats that we had in all of our Camrys. Also, the lighting in the informantion cluster(time, date, temp, mpg etc. is a bit bright during in the daylight - should have it's own rheostatic dimmer.
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