2005 Toyota Avensis T Spirit 2.2 d4d turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A car that you won't want to get out of
At 99000 miles, the air con pump failed. Cost 1600 euro to repair.
When the pumps fails, it pulls the fan belt off the pulleys, and as a precaution, the engine shuts down.
Nothing else to report otherwise.
Have this car for the last few years. Has proved very reliable.
The fuel economy is excellent when driven at 100km on the motorway. Put up 1000 miles on it one day during the summer, with no problems. Only fault would be under 2000rpm, there is turbo lag. But once it hits 2000rpms, it's great.
Best described as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Recently started towing a caravan; 1100kgs, no problem with hills, and fuel figures still in the high 30's.
The inside could be brighter.
Still on its original clutch and suspension.
Servicing is cheap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2010
21st Apr 2012, 15:51
The car now has 200000 miles or 320000kms. Still have not had to replace anything major, bar a rear spring and a regulator in the alternator at 190000 miles. The car is worth nothing now at this stage, so I'm stuck with it.
19th Jan 2015, 17:24
I am still running the Avensis 2.2 d4d. It now has 265,000 miles or nearly 430,000km.
No issues. The only parts replaced to date at about 200,000 miles were the shocks and springs. That's the 1st time they were replaced in the car. The car is still operating on its original clutch and DMF. And it has recently covered nearly 1,500 miles in 2 days through Europe without any problems. The car is just gone 9 years old since December.
10th Dec 2015, 20:16
I have the 2005 2.0 petrol model, which is also very reliable. I don't drive it so much nowadays though since I take the bus to work. I think it is a well made car and of course very reliable.