Toyota Avensis Reviews from Netherlands

1998 Toyota Avensis Linea Sol Wagon 2.0 td

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 td Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Octavia


Nice drive, very reliable


The driver's seat broke at 150,000 km.

This was repaired for free by my local dealership.

The air conditioning never worked at driving speed higher than 140 km/h.

General Comments:

I have had several cars in this class but this has been the most reliable of them all.

The seats are a bit small (I am 1.86 tall), but comfortable.

The Linea Sol is quite complete.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2007

2003 Toyota Avensis Executive 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12500 kilometres
Previous carToyota Avensis


Great quality experience without the costs!


Front brakes squeal on low pedal pressure.

Radial grooves in right rear disk brake.

General Comments:

This car is a dream compared to the previous one.

Except for tire noise; oh well, 17" rims with 215-45 tires aren't quiet!

The handling is much better. Much tighter in corners! Although steering input could be better. The previous model tended to float due to the lose suspension design.

Comfort wise it's quieter then the old one (except for tire noise). It will hit the bumps without any rattles or squeaks. The old one could rattle sometimes.

Interior is a dream. Nice leather (electric) seats and great quality finish! Good sound system standard.

The way the door close is truly amazing. Like a vault, but it doesn't take any effort! They fall shut very quietly from a 5cm opening! Try that with any other car. Precision is the magic word here.

This car will definitely not disappoint!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2004

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews