2008 Toyota Avensis 2.4 VVTi
Reliable, conservative saloon
Not a single thing! Through a 3 year period of every day driving over 55 000 km, only one light bulb burned out.
It's not a looker, blends into all sorts of traffic. The interior is also conservative. But everything is functional, build quality is good, comfort is not bad either. The seating position in my opinion is much too high, even with the driver's seat all the way down. The trunk is decently big.
The strong points of the Avensis are safety and the nippy VVTi engine. The engine was a real surprise - even with the automatic tranny, it pulls from the start really fast. Sounds good too! The fuel consumption is about 9L/100km average.
The downsides... don't know really. Of course it's not luxurious or sporty car, its genesis stands as family saloon or a comfortable and reliable every day car of a gentleman with an average budget.
The one thing you should never regret or have doubts is the quality and reliability - it's a Toyota after all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2011