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1995 Toyota Avalon LX 3.0L DOHC V6 Hemi from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L DOHC V6 Hemi Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carToyota Previa

Summary:

Luxury gas-sipping performance sedan

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

30th Jun 2004, 07:14

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!

1995 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0 6 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired189000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Faults:

The only thing that had to be changed so far, were the brakes.

General Comments:

Me, being a senior high school student, wanted to buy a car with luxury, beauty and reliability.

I tried many cars, Buick Century and LeSabre, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Camry, Mitsubishi Gallant, Lexus ES300, but none had all I needed in a one good price.

LeSabre and Century were not reliable. Civic, Camry and Corolla didn't have luxury and weren't beautiful, Gallant was expensive to handle and ES300 was too expensive even the 1995 models.

Until I came by this car. Even though it had 189000 km on it, I still bought it and I don't regret a thing.

The only problem with this car is the wind noise you hear at speeds 80 km/h or higher.

It uses one gallon for each 23 miles, not very fuel efficient, but for it's size it is OK.

Before you buy it, check the brakes. Don't worry about timing belt, some of the models, like mine, have a chain instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2003

1st Sep 2006, 09:58

My girlfriend and I have a 1995 Toyota Avalon XL and I love it. The car rides smooth and the handling at high speeds is great. The only problem that I have is the fuel gauge. When we fill it up, the only way you will know where it is at is if it is on flat ground. Plus, when we are moving the needle always goes up and down. But other than that the car runs great. The only things we have changed where the CV shafts and CV boots, because when they are not well lubricated they will rub. Then the rubbing will tear the boots and cause a loud screeching noise. But overall, our car has 92,500 miles on it and running great.

1995 Toyota Avalon LX from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

Great bargain for a $30,000 car!

Faults:

Brakes squeaked a little after hitting a bump, but other than that I have had no problems with the Avalon.

General Comments:

Avalon has easy acceleration, reliable, comfortable, and easy to drive. My only complaint is that the Avalon is a serious gas burner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 12 reviews