Wouldn't buy another Toyota
In June 1997 the motor of the driver's side window seized and had to be replaced. Many rattles which the dealer said they couldn't hear.
Just out of warranty (3 years) the Climate control system went haywire. Only the dealer could fix it at a cost of $1000. We declined.
At 43000 miles had to replace Left Outer C/V boot.
At 94000 miles had to replace the starter.
At 99000 miles had to replace all 4 struts.
At 103000 miles had to replace both V/C gaskets, again replace the Left Outer C/V boot plus the axle, replace the power steering pump and rack and pinion at a cost of $2000.
For the amount of money we spent on this car, both to buy it and all the repairs, I'm not feeling the serenity or whatever line they give you in their ads. Compared to the 3 Mazdas we had the Avalon has been much more expensive. I think I'll stick with Mazda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th September, 2004