Most reliable car I ever own
2002 Toyota Avalon most reliable car very comfortable just got this one with a hundred thousand miles on it very low miles I customize it paint it and working to put exhaust system and flowmaster I had stock Toyota Camry v6 and a Toyota Highlander these vehicles are very reliable but the Avalon for some reason it's a little extra like it Lexus
Best Reliable Car I owned
Most reliable Car with ample leg Room, One of the few 6 Seater Cars produced and comfortable for long distance ride. With V6 Engine gives best pick up, and still the runs smooth even though its 18yrs old car. Best Value for Money.
Car was excellent until the very end
The car was excellent, I had the XLS version and it was roomy, quiet , comfortable, powerful and drove beautifully. I bought it used at 131,000 miles at 13 years old and the only issue I encountered was the “ Check Engine” light came on shortly after I bought it and the cause couldn’t be found- the first year a reset fixed the problem and it passed inspection , then when it came on again the code read that it was the O2 sensor, then a knock sensor and replacing a knock sensor seemed to fix the problem, however after passing inspection the light came on again. The next year 4 knock sensors had to be replaced and it passed inspection, but the light eventually came on again. The next year it passed inspection after a “ smoke test” showed that a hose needed to be replaced , but the light eventually came on again. The car was serviced by 3 different mechanics for the annual inspection over the 4 years I had the car . Other than that I had no major problems, just routine maintenance, until the last 3 months I owned the car: in October 2019 the battery died ( I’d replaced the battery April 2019) - I thought it was because I’d accidentally left the trunk open over the weekend and the trunk light drained the battery ) and got it jump started, but the battery died again that night. I got another jump start and then a battery test showed that the battery was 73% charged and the alternator was good. The car was fine until November when the battery discharge light came on - I made it home and called a tow truck the following morning- when the hood was popped the driver was surprised to find that the wires to the alternator had burned. I got the wire replaced ($75.00) and the car was fine for a couple of weeks when the battery light began staying on after all the other lights on the dash went off after starting the car, but after about a minute or two the light would go off. Until the first Sunday in December (12/8) 2019 when it didn’t. Monday morning the car was completely dead again and when I got it towed to the mechanic he stated that it needed a new battery .At that point I was done , after getting another battery( second 1 in a year- and I’d had to get a new alternator in December 2018) and I got a newer Toyota Camry. I am still a Toyota fan, and owned 3 Corollas - all with no issues , and ironically even with the issues with my Avalon every time, except for one, it only broke down in front of my home. I won’t entirely blame the car, because the problem was never correctly diagnosed / fixed by 3 different mechanics , and it ran beautifully, and the comfort was luxurious.