There should be an oil storage compartment in the trunk as this engine burns the same amount of oil as a Russian truck would burn, 1 litre per 5000 km as average. (Owner handbook says 1 litre per 1000 km is acceptable! OMG...)
After 35k Km, it started to release black thick smoke behind it every time I try to get some power out of it, and I feel like I'm driving second hand junk.
Brake disks on the front wheels wore prematurely; after 42k there is more than a millimeter groove.
The rain sensor for the wipers acts strange, let alone the poor wiper speed management options.
Front lights could be designed more carefully; they collect dirt, and once they get semi opaque, there's no option but driving slow and careful.
The fuel tank cap leaks, and I got a permanent stain of fuel under it.
Same problem with the oil cap on the engine.
My Avensis is an SW, so I got an huge trunk.
Plenty of space on the inside too.
Decent interior design and finish.
Fuel consumption as mentioned in technical data, 6,2/ 100km on average.
Intelligent gizmos not more than necessary: ABS, EDS, ESP, TRC and they are working well.
Excellent safety features (9 airbags).
Dark rear windows factory fitted (even so, it's getting very hot inside on summer sunny days).