2004 Toyota Avensis D4D turbo diesel
A jewel on four wheels
Nothing wrong so far.
Bought second hand with 70000km. Now almost 100000km. Not a single problem with the now 6 years old car.
The car is very safe (5 stars EuroNCAP, ESC), practical (mine is a liftback), reliable, comfortable and incredibly thrifty: I average an incredible 5.5 l/100km ("paper and pencil" calculation, not the overoptimistic on-board computer).
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I must add that enjoy enormously how great this car looks.
Minor complaints: The bumpers get dented too easily, and the climate controls are awfully designed (small buttons, weak light for the A/C) and placed (in the depths of the center console).
I plan to keep this jewel of a car in my garage for a long, long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th April, 2010