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By kathe
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my 3rd Avalon & they just keep getting better & better--BUT, going with the nav system in the 05, lost my ability to have a trip "time" function which I miss--also not sure I like the automatic oor "unlock" when the ignition is off -- I felt a little safer when I had the ability to unlock manually when I stopped and turned off the ignition


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By CymJym
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The 2005 Avalon is a much better car than the 1996 Avalon it replaced. Really love the new engine with 280 hp but I need to ease up on my right foot to get better mileage. It has been interesting to see the realtime miles- per-gallon and how driving in stop-and- go traffic reduces the average mpg.


Best Features

Smart key system and not having to reach for a key in my pants pocket to open and start the car. New engine and transmission are great, just tap the right foot to pass rather than stomping on it like on the '96 Avalon.


Worst Features

Radio antenna in the window is fine while driving locally but limits the range at which stations can be received more than 30 miles from the station transmitter.


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I love it!
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By Artie
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall..it handles well...comfortable. Sturdy.


Best Features

Hide away compartments...raido, tape, cup holder...storage space; All have a cover and does not have to be shown when not in use


Worst Features

If I could change anything, it would be the paint job. I have the Blizzard Pearl, which I love. However the bumper is made of different material, and the paint does not show the same as the rest of the car.


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Awesome Car - Buy it!
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By Bill from NJ
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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WOW. Great car! Ride is wonderful. Navigation system outstanding. Everything solid and tight. Good fuel economy. Very happy with selection of this car.


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High Class Car - Not quite high class $$
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By Karl Meier
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car has loads of room front and back. Large trunk and leg room in rear seats to give away. A neat new look outside that should stay in style for some years to come. The dash controls are easy to read day or night (back lit for nite). It's full of new tech features like the push button start/stop with your keys never leaving yor pocket. The automatic windshield wipers come on when the drops start to fall and speed up or down depending on the amount of rain without touching one knob. The voice command for various controls like radio and navigation are first class. This car has it all.


Best Features

Roomy inside and large trunk to boot. Four golf bags tell the story here.


Worst Features

Transmission & engine speed are computer controled and lack a direct link with the gas peddle. You sometimes feel as your driving by remote control. The delay is slight but enough to irritate when you push down on the gas. They could stiffen the ride a bit and give it a more European road fee


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