1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0 gas from North America
Very comfortable, reliable car
Right front CV axle.
Exhaust flex pipe.
Torque converter doesn't always lock up.
Valve covers leak some, but does not use oil between changes.
Typical suspension strut rattle.
Got this car cheap for a work car and it has exceeded expectations. It does have the strut rattle almost everyone else talks about, but it doesn't affect how it drives. One of the smoothest, nicest driving cars I have ever owned.
I do maintain it, and expect to get many more miles out of it. Have ended up driving this car on some long road trips, and it has been very reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2014