2005 Toyota Avalon Consumer Review: 80,000 miles and still lovin i

2005 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Review

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XLS Sedan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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80,000 miles and still lovin it
By Kim on


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


This is the 6th Toyota I have purchased new and love it just as much as the day we brought it home. There have been no major mechanical issues. We recently had a new computer update put in for the jerky transmission. That problem is gone now. Take note if you still have warranty get your dealership to install the update. Love the gas mileage average 27 mpg & have had it up to 35 on expressway road trips. The motor has had a tick in it since day one (sounds a bit like an old Mercedes diesel, not as loud) but it doesn't seem to be having any issues. New brakes & rotors @ 60,000,and it seems like the muffler may be getting ready to be replaced. Have done all maintenance as scheduled. LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Best Features

Auto Dimming mirrors, heated seats, and adjustable sliding armrest

Worst Features

The Avalon should be offered without a sunroof on all trim levels. Steering wheel tilt/telescope adjustments are not very user friendly. Cup holders in back armrest are not secure. Better garment hook arrangement would be nice.
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