1995 Toyota Avalon LX 3.0L DOHC V6 Hemi from North America
Luxury gas-sipping performance sedan
Needed new brakes at 150k miles (first change)
Transmission can run on the warm side while continually punching it to the red line on back country roads, but doesn't overheat.
This car is absolutely amazing.
When I got it, it had 140k miles on it and had had no fluids except oil changed. It still ran like it was in the showroom.
It's 3.0L V6 Hemi will get you where you need to go, when you need be there yesterday.
It always starts with the slightest turn of the key.
It is rated for 0-60 in 8.3 seconds, but manages it in 6.1 with the electronic transmission on.
More than ample room. In the back it can fit 3 adults comfortable even with the front seats all the way back.
The trunk is absolutely enormous and easy to load.
It handles like a dream.
It says "show me the corners". I whipped the wheel at 80 mph on the highway and it didn't even lean.
It gets exceptional mileage for it's power. Usually over 29 mpg highway.
It will not even overheat sitting in a parking lot on a 105F day with the AC blasting.
Great instrument and control layout.
It is driven hard and never disappoints.
You feel like the car is a part of you when you drive it.
Will buy another one. Even if it's an old one, it's still good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2003
I can only concur with all aspects of this review. My Avalon had 91,000 miles when purchased 4 years ago and today it has 160,000 miles and still is running as new.
My only complaint is that the CV joints on both sides in the front busted at approximately 145,000 miles, and they are rather expensive to repair.
This has still been a tremendous value for the money. Simply outstanding!