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2003 Toyota Avalon OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS
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Bang for your buck...unless something goes wrong!
My car was a smooth running machine for about four years after purchase. You couldn't even hear the engine running. The back seat was large enough for two car seats and a normal-sized person to ride comfortably. The dual air and heat were perfect for the married couple. The windshield wipers are auto and kick on right when you need them (no annoying screeching sounds here!) The car is amazing and comfortable, with gas mileage that will blow your mind! The negative...if something goes wrong, you cannot fix it on your own! Almost every piece of the engine is covered in heat shields that require an elusive socket wrench to remove. Making something as simple as changing out a belt a several hour ordeal! There is also the fact that there are actually two batteries for the vehicle. One that runs the digital dash (compass, DTE, date, time, temperature) and one that actually runs the engine. Not long after I purchased it, the digital dash came on, but the car wouldn't start at all. Of course, I never thought it was the battery because everything else was working. After two hours of working on it, we decided to jump it just to see what happens. It worked! Also, the oil must be changed every 3,000 miles. You cannot go over even one mile or you can kiss your valve seals good bye! All together, I love my car for the high-maintenance machine she is!
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
It's a reliable and great car.
I like that the quality is great. I have never worried about it breaking down or being unreliable. It is efficient on fuel. If I properly care for the car, I know it will last more than 200,000 miles. One thing I dislike about the car is that it is a bit long for a car. Being a full-sized sedan, it's a little outdated for the current looks. The trunk space is excellent though. The brakes are a bit more touchy than I would prefer, but that's not such a problem. The automatic steering is always good as well as the cruise control. I enjoy the space on the inside and the car itself drives very stable/smoothly. It is also an extremely safe car, if I were to get into an accident, I know the care frame is built to take most of the impact from the collision. With side curtain airbags in addition to the front airbags, I feel I would likely be very safe. The compartment for glasses/sunglasses is especially handy so I won't forget my proper eyewear to drive. The comfort of the seats are not exceptional, but they are electronically operated and that makes it easier to adjust the seats especially while driving. The sound the car makes when unlocking/locking/opening the trunk is kind of annoying.