2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L V6 from North America
Having lost this car, I'm very upset to have lost it: a fine automobile
The audio system's CD changer jammed and needed replacing, not necessarily common to the model.
The V6 engine was smooth and did whatever I needed it to; even at 85K I got punch when I needed it.
Despite the Avalon stigma of less-than-snappy handling, I found that the car handled well and responsibly. With a good set of tires, it kept the road nicely. I experienced understeer only a few times, even on wet roads, and never in an avoidance maneuver.
The suspension on the trim is a little softer than I'd prefer, and the car tended to bottom out on wavy roadways.
The interior is quiet and extremely roomy; rear-seat passengers appreciated the interior. The trunk is huge.
Mileage averaged to 20 in mixed driving, but reached 30+ in highway cruising.
The car was totaled in a near head-on collision, but did its job safety-wise: the front crumpled and destroyed everything up to the engine, but the cabin was undamaged and all the occupants were uninjured.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th May, 2008