2013 Toyota Avalon
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The sexiest car I have ever owned

by from Fayetteville, NC on July 15, 2013

I just recently purchased the 2013 Avalon XLE Touring in the Sizzling Crimson Mica. By far this was the sexiest car I have car shopped in the months leading up to me buying this car. I have never enjo...
I just recently purchased the 2013 Avalon XLE Touring in the Sizzling Crimson Mica. By far this was the sexiest car I have car shopped in the months leading up to me buying this car. I have never enjoyed just driving my car until I bought this car. The ride is so smooth, quiet and comfortable. I love the exterior of the car as well. It does not look it has that much room inside just from looking at it, but once you get in, you are just amazed at how much room there is inside. The car itself has turned a lot of heads when i drive down the street or just at red lights. I have had Lexus drivers look at the car as if to say, what is that??? I love it. I feel in love with the touch screen and touch buttons that are on the center console. The only disappointment that I have with the car is that when it is sunny outside it is hard to view the touch screen with the glare on it, I wish that Toyota would have brought the screen down just a bit so the sunlight would not have so much effect on viewing it, but that is not a deal breaking in my book on getting the car. I have surveyed a lot of other car brands with there touch screen and sensitive buttons, and hands down the Avalon has them beat with just how well it responds to your touch and how fast the next page will pop up. Needless to say, I love the car and everything about it. I have never owned a Toyota, but after having this experience with my Avalon I am a fan of Toyota. I bought my car through Rick Hendrick Toyota of Fayetteville, NC and the service I recieved there and continue to recieve is unmatched. If you live in the area and are thinking of getting an Avalon, make sure you ask for Sakeithia Irby. She will take care of you like she did me and she will make sure that you get what you are looking for, for the right price.
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Another great Toyota

by from Baltimore, Md. on February 18, 2013

A quiet, comfortable and beautiful car that floats over the pot holes, glides on the highway and makes you forget that you are actually driving.
A quiet, comfortable and beautiful car that floats over the pot holes, glides on the highway and makes you forget that you are actually driving.
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2013 rides rough

by from Mason City, Il. on February 25, 2014

This is my 4th Avalon limited. I just assumed that the 2013 would be at least as smooth or better than my 2011 was. Wrong!!!!! First time I regretted my Avalon. Wife wants to trade it asap and it's on...
This is my 4th Avalon limited. I just assumed that the 2013 would be at least as smooth or better than my 2011 was. Wrong!!!!! First time I regretted my Avalon. Wife wants to trade it asap and it's only 1 yr old. I get angry/aggitated due to the harsh ride. My chevy pickup rides better than this. I love everything else about it but with this harsh ride over bumps I will not buy another one. I don't race around pilons. Americas roads are getting bumpier so sport ride is not what I want. In a flagship car a smooth ride is what I want. End of Rant.
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Avalon Limited Exceeds Expectations

by from Minneapolis, Mn on January 19, 2013

Wonderful car in all respects. Tighter ride than past Avalons I've owned and tracks much better as well. So far I'm very pleased with Toyota's efforts to make it a better handling automobile. No more ...
Wonderful car in all respects. Tighter ride than past Avalons I've owned and tracks much better as well. So far I'm very pleased with Toyota's efforts to make it a better handling automobile. No more "floating" down the freeway or horsing it around city streets. Great fun to drive it on either of those venues now. Be prepared to spend time with the owner's manuals the first couple of weeks, as all the electronics make it necessary to study all the functions of the various electronic wonders the car comes equipped with. A superior car overall.
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Looks are illusory

by from North GA on February 27, 2014

First impressions of the 2013 Avalon were, for me, WOW! Ultra comfortable seating, good acceleration and handling for a larger car and the good feeling of knowing what I'm getting, having owned a 1997...
First impressions of the 2013 Avalon were, for me, WOW! Ultra comfortable seating, good acceleration and handling for a larger car and the good feeling of knowing what I'm getting, having owned a 1997 Avalon many years ago. So much for the good. Closer inspection revealed some serious fit and finish issues like carpeting pulling away from the front door exit, headliner showing bubbles indicating a rush job at the factory which went out the door anyway. The test drive went well for a time until a sound came from the front wheels akin to a rubbing/scraping noise that the salesperson said was the result of the car 'sitting on the lot too long without being moved...don't worry about it". Say what???? Has Toyota lost its way somewhere along the line? I don't know but I went from genuinely wanting to buy this car to let some other less discerning buyer have at it.
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Does not recommend this car

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Excellent automobile

by from Laguna Niguel, CA on January 26, 2013

My wife and I are very happy with my new Avalon and look forward to enjoying its reliability and performance for many years.
My wife and I are very happy with my new Avalon and look forward to enjoying its reliability and performance for many years.
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So Far So Good

by from Philadephia, PA on March 24, 2013

Just bought the car. Thus far I am very pleased except for a few issues. One, the trunk is far less roomy than the 2002 Avalon XLS I had previously. There are too many gadget displays, which frankly a...
Just bought the car. Thus far I am very pleased except for a few issues. One, the trunk is far less roomy than the 2002 Avalon XLS I had previously. There are too many gadget displays, which frankly are more distracting than helpful The side mirrors are smaller than on my previous vehicle, though they are articulated. Had to give it a Reliability rating though I have only owned it a week, so the rating is based on previous Avalon. This is a very comfortable car that handle better than earlier version and has far less road noise.
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Totally different

by from Boynton Beach FL on February 7, 2013

My new Avalon is quiet , comfortable and fun to drive. It takes the curves well , is quick, and gets good mileage. Thoroughly modern and up to date. It's a real looker too! Love the touch controls tha...
My new Avalon is quiet , comfortable and fun to drive. It takes the curves well , is quick, and gets good mileage. Thoroughly modern and up to date. It's a real looker too! Love the touch controls that eliminate many knobs and buttons. Toyota really hit a home run with this one.
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Toyota's Tops

by from MA. on July 14, 2013

A little smaller inside than past tears, but if you're over 6'5"?. Handles great, excellent value. No fold down center seat, just a small pass through. I have the back up camera that I like. Put the k...
A little smaller inside than past tears, but if you're over 6'5"?. Handles great, excellent value. No fold down center seat, just a small pass through. I have the back up camera that I like. Put the keys in your pocket,get in push the button while depressing the brake and you're off. A joy to drive. How much is an L worth compared to a quiet riding car? Seats could be better, Audi's are not.Better AC than Accord. Check out the rear seat for room before buying Infiniti & Maxima. I traded a Camery and no car is more reliable than Toyota.
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Beware of buying the 2013 Avalon Limited

by from Tampa Fl on September 7, 2013

I've owned this car for less than a week and have 2 problems with it, the back of the driver side seat panel broke and the headliner is falling down. The sad part of this story is that Toyota knows ab...
I've owned this car for less than a week and have 2 problems with it, the back of the driver side seat panel broke and the headliner is falling down. The sad part of this story is that Toyota knows about these problems and kept letting dealers sell this defective car. This is not an isolated incident, check Toyota Nation to read other owners with this same issue. Toyota is finally issuing a bulletin to the dealer on these problems. The dealer will fix it under warranty but I don't feel the same, I expect a new car to be trouble free not have to be rebuilt.
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Does not recommend this car

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