1998 Toyota Avalon XLS from North America
Best car ever!
Let me think...
Starter - replaced the copper connections and plunger ($10).
Struts - replaced at 140k.
EGR valve - cleaned and didn't cause any problems at all.
Best car I have ever owned. I have towed a heavy motorcycle and an 18ft boat with my car. Driven cross country and I have put it through lots of abuse and this baby is still running strong.
If you own one, make sure to do your oil change on time because this is a sludge prone engine. If you maintain this car, it will run forever. Every time I drive this car, I forget that it is a more than 15 year old car. In fact it runs better than my new car.
I've still got the original alternator, starter, CV joints (including boots), water pump, timing belt, coolant hoses, all suspension parts (except struts)... this was unheard of before I owned this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th March, 2016