1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0 V6 from North America
This Avalon has fabulous fit, finish and engineering
Front struts and strut mounts at 130,000. Changed them with non-Toyota parts (Monroe) and they wore out in 35,000 miles.
This car is used daily on the expressways of Dallas-Ft. Worth and has been the most reliable car possible. Nothing has been changed on the engine or any drive part, only wear items like tires, battery, struts. It gets about 22 mph in town; 25 on the expressways; 30 on the interstate in cruise with plenty of power. None of the belts or hoses have been changed and the freon has never been checked (AC is almost immediately cold).
Back seat is cavernous and the ride soft and luxurious. No upholstery problems at all, but the power window module on driver's side is loose but works perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2008