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2005 Toyota Avalon Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Love the Avalon! by Celiamanlove

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This is by far the best car I have ever had.

Reviewed: 2005 Toyota Avalon

4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2005 Toyota Avalon?

Fuel economy

Excellent mileage the entire 8 years I have owned this car. Usually I get 22-24 in town and well over 32 on the highway sometimes up to 35 mpg if I keep at 65 when the RPM runs around 2000.

Materials & workmanship

Very well made almost luxurious sedan. Very similar to Lexus inside. after 8 years everything is still in very good condition and works well.

Powertrain performance

After 8 years I still have had no mechanical problems with this car's engine. It has enough pickup when needed. Adn drides smoothly and quietly.

Rear seat room & comfort

My kids loved the roominess of the back seat which made easier transition from the former minivan.

Warranty, maintenance cost

When bought new in 2005 I did purchase the extended warranty from Toyota which I only used for the navigation system. Maintenance is pretty low cost. I do change oil every 3000 miles. This car has been the most dependable car I have ever owned.

Why Not the 2005 Toyota Avalon?

Controls and instruments

The only criticism I have of this terrific car is that after nearly 8 years the lettering on some of the control buttons to operate the Heating and cooling system has worn off. Toyota does not sell replacment buttons only the entire insturment panel for about $1000. No thanks!

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