2006 Toyota Avalon
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- Reliable, Fast, Smooth, Gas Mileage, Roominess
Purchased As New
I bought this Avalon new in 2006 and I must say this has become my favorite daily driver of all the cars I've had and I've owned many. It just turned 184,000 miles. In that time I have not had one single mechanical problem. I did have the oil line recall fixed even though it never leaked. I had the accelerator recall done even though that never was a problem either. (NASA recently proved it impossible to have unintended acceleration. Ive consistently changed the oil. I had to replace the battery once but this car has the original spark plugs, water pump, serpentine belt, alternator, etc. EVERYTHING, its amazingly reliable. The 3.5 liter engine is sewing machine smooth and powerful. Ive averaged 27 mpg the whole time Ive had it. People say its an "old man" car but I dont think so. To me it is a a cheaper and bigger version of a ES350Lexus. The difference between the Avalon and Camry is huge. The feel and drive is just completely different. The Avalon feels like an expensive car and the Camry feels like a budget car. I still dont think I've seen a car with as much rear seat and leg room, its gigantic. The Avalon will carry five large adults with ease.
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