2000 Toyota Avalon XLS V6 from North America
Not worth the money and highly overrated when just a little more will buy a Lexus
There was an air bag rattle which was repaired and then re-occured.
There is rattles and squeaks which are all through the dash section.
The windshield wiper blades clink after about 10 minutes of use and the dealer has yet to repair.
There has been numerous paint spots where the paint pops or bubbles up or flakes. The front has been repainted twice.
The driver outside mirror had to be replaced because it vibrated so badly.
I would expect a car which costs so much, and advertised to be of such good quality, at least not to rattle when you drive down the road.
The paint is disappointing and the thickness of the panels make for sure fire door dings with minimum effort.
Car does perform well and the gas mileage is very good. The sound system is excellent and the comfort is very good. Absolutely the best back seat anywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th December, 2001
24th Apr 2003, 12:04
Do a web search on google.com using "Toyota engine sludge" to find out more about these engines. Same engine in the Avalon, Camry, Sienna, Highlander, and some Lexus. Toyota issued a 8 year policy to cover problems with these engines.
12th Jan 2006, 15:03
Yes, but the Toyota Avalon engines seem to be more prone to sludge than average. Find out for yourself by researching the internet. The Avalon is WAY over-rated in my opinion. My 1999 LeSabre has 103,000 miles, and I didn't spend one penny in a repair shop. I doubt if many Avalon owners can say that.