2006 Toyota Avalon
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Just got back home from an extended 3400 mile road trip. I was blown away with the quiet comfort, fuel economy, power and performance. The new 3.5L/280 hp 24 valvle V-6 is a great improvement over my 2002 Model Avalon.The only complaint I would have at all was in the mountains of PA, the 5 speed transmission had a tendency on steep climbs to downshift more often than my 2002 Avalon did. However, it made up for that with an exceptional ride and several tanks of 30 mpg fuel milage. With some states in the New England area getting as much as $2.77 per gallon for gasoline, I was very pleased to get up to 400-440 miles between fill-ups.
The new model look is also very peasing to the eye-and the dual pipes are something I had wanted Toyota to add because all the competitors had added them last year or before.
Handled well in rainstorms as well as dry pavement and visibility at night seems better. We still had plenty of trunk space even packing for a two week trip and coolers. Interior lighting is also better than previous years of Toyotas I have owned.
I have also been partial to white paint on my vehicles, but, the new light green, Pine MIca caught my eye and I have been very pleased with this new color for me. This car turns heads and I am proud to have it in my garage!
George S. Witherow
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