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2005 Toyota Avalon

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Re-toyota
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By kydna42406
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Owned previous model 2004 xls. Upon the redesign traded for 2005. No real quality issues for the new model with the exception of the radio door sticking. Needs minor adjustment. Brakes are a bit sluggish with heavy humidity on first stop. Other wise no issues on the first 16000 miles. Comfort, features, gas mileage, all wonderful. Heat and air seats, two thumbs up!


Best Features

Push button start and entry. Laser cruise spoils you!


Worst Features

All controls should be night lighted, especially seat controls.


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Love it but not reliable so far
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By MichaelG
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We have 20K miles on our 2005. We love the car but it has been in the shop several times. It does have a transmission hesitation but is only an issue in rush hour. Currently, it is in the shop for another month awaiting a new steering assembly.


Best Features

Engine is refined and quick. Interior is quite and comfortable. Great mileage on the highway. JBL stereo is excellent. Great ride.


Worst Features

Transmission hesitation needs to be resolved after 2 years! Reliability is less than other vehicles I have owned.


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Still Running Great
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By Rayalon
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After 25,000 miles this car still looks great and is running flawless. Makes long driving trips a breeze with all the comforts one would expect from this fine automobile.


Best Features

Quiet ride, climate control (especially the heated and cooled seats), smooth handling and more than adequate power avaiable for all driving. The stability traction is proving to be a blessing in the winter driving (also through tornados).


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Next to Lexus.
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By Ralph Joch
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2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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An absolute pleasure to drive, city or highway.


Best Features

Too many to mention.


Worst Features

The mileage is very difficult to read during the day light hours. The remainder of the dash and gauges are excellent. In total darkness, the back up lights are not very efficient.


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


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The remote start system is poor at best. It will operate locks across a parking lot but you to be close to start the car. The operation of key fob is tricky then engine stops upon entry and needs to be restarted.


Best Features

5-speed trans keeps engine in power range, peppy.


Worst Features

Eliminate all wind noise, improve remote start to match after market systems.


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