2006 Toyota Avensis 1.8 petrol engine
Generally a very good car
The car is very good.
The comfort from the suspension is very good. The suspension absorbs everything in greek roads, which are the worst roads. Very good suspension.
The manual gearbox is also very good. The gearbox is so good, a classical Toyota gearbox, that the gear changes are smooth and soft.
The engine is great, classical Toyota engine. I think is the fastest car in its class.
It is powerful, and the most impressive thing is the fuel consumption, which is very low for a 1.8 petrol engine. I have managed to see 6.7 lt/100km on national roads. I do not press the engine, but I thing this is an extremely low fuel consumption for a 1.8 petrol engine!!!
Ergonomics are very good; you will find everything in the right position. The rear view mirrors are so large, and this is very helpful for the driver. The luggage space is large too, but the lights are not strong and it does not help at night.
Also the interior plastics are good, but when the road is not good you can hear a little noise from the plastics of the interior.
The space for the driver is small, and it is a bit difficult for the driver to get in the car.
The steering system is slow and it is very light. This is good at low speeds, but it is not at high speeds.
But do not forget, it is an electric power steering, not hydraulic, and this is the reason why it is light.
The brakes are very good.
Generally a very good car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th November, 2007