When I first bought it, I had to replace an 02 sensor, speed sensor, for about $200.
I preemptively had a minor tune up: oil change, timing belt, serpentine belt, sparks, tranny flush, complete inspection, brake light (WTF) and some other things I can't exactly remember: $400.
Then about 2 months later the driver's side window motor for $300 WOW.
That's it. Started making a strange, VERY QUIET, grinding noise at low rpm's. Nothing else.
I owned it for about 7 months. Bought it for $1600, so I guess I spent another $900.
Leather was a bit ripped.
This car was pimpin. Large interior space, huge back seats, huge trunk, and not so bad on gasoline!
Got me everywhere I needed to go, with a not so bad stereo! SUPER RELIABLE.
With this car I met the girl of my dreams, she is rich and beautiful, and somehow saw past my ugly car straight to me.
I got rid of it because the paint on the hood and trunk were oxidized, and the leather was hard and thus uncomfortable. WORST MISTAKE I EVER MADE. I bought a 1990 BMW 535i in replacement of this car; within a week of ownership, it has completely broken down.
I'm begging family and friends for help to get rid of this heap and get myself back into another Avalon!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2011