1999 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0 V6 from North America
Amazing, reliable car for the price, and great options
Overheating problem, possibly related to leak in the compression cycle. Not sure as I sold the car due to unknown repair costs. This could be a fluke, as I haven't heard any other complaints on the model.
Replaced other parts, mostly due to the age of the car, and basic wear and tear:
An excellent buy for the amount of money I spent ($6,000 in 2008). There is an enormous amount of room in the rear for legs. I am 6'4" and fit in there with several inches in front of me. The car does ride lower than most sedans, so if you have problems rising from a lower position, you may have difficulty with this car. The trunk is ample for almost anything.
The car kept up fairly well over time. The tank holds 18 gal, and gets close to 31 MPG on the freeway, giving you a range of well over 500 miles. The V-6 has ample power to merge with traffic, or pass anyone needed.
I only have one gripe with the car. The cupholders are horrendous. There are only two in the car, both in the front, and I wouldn't put anything larger than a can of soda in them. If you have a tall drink (say from a fast food restaurant), it could easily tip over and spill everywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2010