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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan

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My Avalon - Best car I've ever owned
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By RICHARD
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We are very pleased with the car. The Avalon is definitely a "geezer" car, but that's okay since we geezers have more sense about the important aspects of car ownership. The interior is about as roomy as a large car and just as comfortable. The car's engine is quite responsive and quiet and economical to run. I would recommend the car to anyone looking for a car of this variety.


Best Features

Strong engine, good looks, no need to use a key, comfortable seats


Worst Features

Provide power passenger seat as versatile as the driver's seat


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Good Value
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By Matt Desmond
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Car has great pick up. Electronic control layout is very good. Comfortable ride. Interior is very nice. Steering is not as responsive as my last car, Lincoln LS.Very good gas mileage. Runs well on regular unleaded.


Best Features

Interior look. Pick up. Gas mileage- in mixed driving 25 MPG. Highway between 28 and 30 MPG


Worst Features

Steering should be more responsive.


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Avalon = Pain
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By Uncomfortable car
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I was duped by its performance. Once the honeymoon was over, the pain started. This car is large in every dimension except one: the room for the driver!! The console restricts the available leg room. The pedals are oddly spaced causing you to have to twist your foot at an odd angle in order to depress the accelerator. The driver’s seating position is terrible. The seat cushion is like sitting on a 2 by 4: No comfort whatsoever!! There is no lateral support for your thighs. I have driven this vehicle for over 13000 miles to date and have yet to find a comfortable driving position. Save yourself the pain. Buy a different car.


Best Features

Acceleration.


Worst Features

A total redesign of the driver's seating position, pedal location and steering adjustment.


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Great Car - Very Happy Big Guy
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By Steve
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've put over 12,000 miles on my new 06 XLS since Feb 1, and I couldn't be happier. Great ride, performance and mileage have made this the BEST car I've ever owned. I believe this car is the best value on the road. Luxury amenities and ride for a modest price. I'm 6'3", and can sit comfortably in rear seats with the front seats fully back. Short drives around town or long road trips, my Avalon makes driving a pleasure. One warning! It drives so well and cruises so smoothly, I got the first speeding ticket I've had in 26 years (72 in a 55). It felt like I was going 60. The policeman, while giving me the ticket, commented on how much he liked my ride! Buy this car & enjoy!


Best Features

Interior space is incredible. Dashboard is well designed... sleek but convenient. Upgrade to the upper end sound system... it sounds GREAT!


Worst Features

Transmission shifting is a bit jerky in colder weather start ups, but smooths out quickly. Needs change holders.


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By Steve Kelley
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2006 Toyota Avalon Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I started my search for a new vehicle by looking at the Infiniti M35. I test drove that car along with the Audi A6, the Acura RL and TL and even a couple of Cadillacs and they were all very nice cars. But the Avalon was not even on my radar screen until I parked next to one at church one day. After looking it up on the internet, I found out the reason it wasn't included in my searches was that it didn't cost enough! After driving it and seeing how much more room it had than any of the others I had looked at I bought it immediately and have been tremendously happy with it and the $10,000 I saved ever since.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, laser dynamic cruide control, navigation system, sound system, cooled and heated seats.


Worst Features

Body styling could be a little sportier, wider wheel options with a noneteen inch rim.


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