2000 Toyota Avensis SR 2.0 D4D from UK and Ireland
Under-rated, powerful and stylish
Shortly after getting the car. the floating flywheel packed up.
Alarm would ring in the winter, even if driving.
Gear box selector for 5th gear broke.
Very nice car to drive with plenty of take off power, good to drive and gives pretty good miles to gallon ratio; I get approximately 50MPG.
The problem with the floating flywheel/clutch could probably along with the 5th gear problem, in my opinion be put down to having too much torque and not having the flywheel and gearbox set up accordingly.
When getting the flywheel replaced, I opted for a solid conversion kit, as I heard that the floating types generally gave bother.
Good car for long journeys, comfortable, but can be difficult to park as it's very long in comparison to other cars, about the same length as a SWB Transit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2009