Toyota Avensis Review from Spain

2004 Toyota Avensis D4D turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission D4D turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

A jewel on four wheels

Faults:

Nothing wrong so far.

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review