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2005 Toyota Avalon

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Pass on this car
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By Unhappy Camper
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Not what I expected from Toyota! Frequent visits to the dealer for a variety of repairs including replacement of the intermediate steering column, repair of a faulty air bag system (which by the way involves disassembly of basically the entire interior), oil leak, and replacement of driver side leather seat for premature cracking wear. If that's not enough, it's back in the shop once again because the faulty air bag light has come back on. I can not believe this is a Toyota. Had previously owned a Previa van that was extremely reliable. Would not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

Interior comfort, gas mileage.


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Great Ride
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By Dan Barrett
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2005 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Exceptional vehicle, it is a solid 12 on a 10 point scale. No disappointments, just a pleasant ride, excellent performance and good fuel economy.


Best Features

The reclining back seat is the best, always earning great reviews. Long trips with the adults has improved significantly.


Worst Features

A "HUD" would solve a speedometer blind spot created by a tilted steering wheel.


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


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Very soft paint. Chips and pit marks started to appear almost from the first day. After the first winter there were easily 100 "holes" in the paint all over the car. Toyota would not stand behind the defect. They stated it was from road salt and stones, etc. I agree that is what causes the marks but I looked at many others cars with similar driving conditions and none were even close to the condition of mine. The next big problem was with the brakes. A front caliper locked up at about 44K miles. The repair - two front calipers, rotors, pads, labor was almost $900. It would have been much much more at the dealer with OEM parts. So this is Toyota quality?


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Disappointed for the money
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By Roger
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am selling the car after 25 months of ownership. What a disappointment. Worst highway car I have ever owned. Can't keep it between the lines and forget about driving it on the highway when it is breezy. Transmission is the worst at slow speed. Motor is very noisy. AC climate control in the winter is very poor. Steering problems, oil leaks, radio problems. This car is not what the so-called experts claim it to be. Buy some other vehicle. Don't listen to the experts.


Best Features

Exterior design. interior design.


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Best car I have ever owned
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By L Gigante
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great power, economy and comfort. Lots of nice features and well thought out. Sharp looking but not gaudy.


Best Features

Rear window sun screen. Heated and cooled seats. Sliding armrest in front. Keyless ignition is great.


Worst Features

Trunk should be locked at speed. Can accidentally open. Navigation system should be much more user friendly. Touch screen is mandatory.


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