2014 Avalon Limited 4 years old with 41K V6
February 13, 2018
The good. Reliable, great highway cruiser, quiet ride. Best feature is the Dynamic Cruise Control, and the Pre Collision System. Qi wireless charging and Auto High beam features works good also. Well worth the 1700 dollar option.
The not so good Low profile tires and 18 inch wheels make the ride bumpy, and gives you a constant lookout for pot holes.
The brakes are a little spongy no where near very good like my older Lexus. The passenger seat lumbar rattles over bumps when unoccupied, and some annoying plastic rattles from the dash sometimes.
The seat belts are hard to pull through when retracted due to limited room around the side seat base, and some what difficult to unbuckle as well. The rear window is difficult to clean and the sunshade is know to stop working eventually.
The key less push to start system is something good and bad as I have the remote start and have to replace the battery in the fob often, its a delicate procedure to remove the battery and not break the electronic back board the battery is attached to due to it`s design. When it comes time to replace a key fob it is going to be expensive!
And finally the worst idea Toyota has come up with is when you use any remote start on these newer cars. Is the motor shuts off when you open up the door, making you have to restart the engine again. They claim it`s a safety issue, but I think the brake pedal push worked better, but there is no key now to bypass the electronics without pushing the start button and forcing a starter jam.
To sum it all up there is no perfect car, now a days there is too much electronics in all cars. I bought the Toyota full extended 7 year 100,000 mile warranty just for the piece of mind it offers.