2001 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2001 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
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"space" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
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Happyauto writes:
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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4

Pros

Selling much less than market value.

Cons

Slight wear and tear on the outside

Happyauto
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Clean Title, Toyota Avalon 2001 All Leather — 2001 Toyota Avalon XLS, V6 3.0 Liter Engine with Automatic Transmission, Normal Wear and Tear Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Trunk and Seats. Cold A/C, Good JBL Radio Good Engine and Transmission, Dependable, Rides and Drives smoothly, Good Cash Buy under @4K All Leather Silver outside and Grey inside Daytime Safety lights, Dual Airbags (Driver and Passenger) Car History from AutoCheck Available, Clean Title without any record of accident. Call Today for a test drive. Visit our website @ http://www.happyautosale.com for complete inventory and more pictures on this Vehicle.

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Scott writes:
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Semi-luxury car, decent gas mileage

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FF platform, sub standard styling

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Decent Car — V6 has a little get up and go and the brakes aren't bad considering the weight of the car. Not a sport or even touring car, body roll is beyond belief. Car was abused far more than any car should, yet still rode nice and looked decent.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mote572 writes:
2001 Toyota Avalon XL Review
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5

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Best car I have ever owned.
Best car I have ever owned.

Cons

Not many. Only complaint was O2 sensors are over priced.

mote572
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Great Car — My wife drove this car for the first 100,000 miles, then I put over 140000 miles on it. I have to say that the car still drives as good with 247000 miles as it did with 100000 miles. Great on gas mileage for a mid size car with V6 engine. The only complaint I ever had with this car was when the O2 sensors went out and the price of those are $200 + a piece.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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hello52 writes:
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Reliability

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Not a performance handling vehicle

hello52
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No Worries — Performance - fair, I did try a set of summer performance tires that helped immensely in corners. Build - Excellent, 188K miles and still going the same as day one. Appearance - bland Cost of Ownership - minimal Fun Factor - Boring, leans a fair amount in the corners, rear suspension with two adults in the rear seat bottoms out easily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Glennhockett writes:
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4

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Very nice ride, reliable, quiet. The 110 power outlet was handy for the laptop.

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Nothing comes to mind. The hood latch stopped working for a while, I wired it shut. Then it started working OK again. I guess the penetrating oil took a while to work.

Glennhockett
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Comfortable — I bought this with 90K in 2004. It has 168K now and has been almost no trouble. The bench front seat allows 6 passengers. Lots of room, dual zone temp control. The vehicle stability control is works well in when you need to steer around something in the road. 26 mpg. good power

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mrvincy writes:
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4

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Seat comfort and occupant space and radio/CD sound system

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Timing belt has to be serviced every 100k miles

mrvincy
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Smooth Operator — I purchased it with 180000 miles. It does not use any oil and the transmission is very well designed. It was making much noise coming from the suspension. Slowly but surely I began eliminating them. Rear torsion bushings, Front torsion bushings, Quick Struts, Lower control arms, lubrication and tightening of cradle mounts. It is now quite as a church mouse. I bought it right so I could afford to put a bit of cash and elbow grease into it. Someone said that an Avalon is a car that is sort of an investment and not to be afraid of the expense of upkeep. The parts are not very expensive and it is a dream to drive. It gobbles up the bumps in the road making for a very smooth ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Avalon4me writes:
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build quality; quiet and very smooth ride

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NONE

Avalon4me
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An Extremely Reliable Car. — I have just over 165,000 miles on this car. This is the BEST car I have ever owned. I've owned 4 cars prior, and I was trading them in at 85,000 miles; but not with this one! Oil change was always between 3,500 and 4,000 miles. I now use high mileage oil in the car. Continue to be very satisfied with the gas mileage--still get 28-29 mpg on the freeway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
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Space, acceleration, overall comfort and ease of use, CLEAN!, got a GREAT deal!

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FWD, soft suspension, irritating 10" woofer that keeps busting the foam...

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'01 Avalon Revue — Quick responsive acceleration, somewhat soft brake feel, suspension could be stiffer, so might put some Tokico's... Styling is kind of Jiichan-poi, but nice. Full leather with wood trim and JBL sounds, though I dunno what's up with that middle woofer. Think I'm going to off it and stick a 12" Alpine Type R for the mids and lows... Just wish it was RWD for this size... Good on gas for a V6, and maintenance is pretty easy. Changed rotors/pads, oil/air filters, basic maintenance easy to do. I think it'll be a lot more fun if the suspension was a little stiffer. Feels like I'm floating on the road sometimes... (not shot, just soft. takes potholes and bumps like a champ...)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sbrunson2 writes:
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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5

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little more leg room in rear

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Smooth Ride,full Of Extras — at the time i was looking at the lexus,town car or theQ45. the salesman asked that i test drive the avalon-and i was hooked!

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1995 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Fabulous, Fantastic, Amazing Piece Of Automotive Machinery By Solarsoda

I love this car. I dislike nothing about it. It's quite luxurious, probably moreso than Camry or Corolla. It's got a V6 engine but it drives like a V8. Great acceleration from a dead stop, smooth like... Read More

It's Good If You Take Care Of It And Put Money In It, Not Good If You Have No Money. By Eliezer

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1996 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Great Car And Extremely Reliable. By PiercedArmor

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1997 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Excellent Value For The Money By Kannnangator

Nothing. I love it. If it were not for the maintenance, I would like to run it till 500,000 miles. Recently changed the catalytic convertor. Next - new tires. That is normal I think. That is all that ... Read More

Awesome Older Car By Dominick

I love this car. It's very reliable, had personality and is a nice place to be on long drives. It has plenty of power for overtaking and merging, or just when you're late to work. It has a velvety smo... Read More

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1998 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Amazing Space Inside And Amazing Gas! By Russell

I bought this car with 198k miles on it for $700, I'm at 207k and have replaced the rack n pinion ($350). A deer ran into the side of this car, need to replace the fender, grille, and the headlamp an... Read More

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i had a toyota avalov xls turbo and it was grea car to mess with but i traded for a honda and it was really good carr to drive and smashed on mustangs and honda but now i got a honda now i cant say n... Read More

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1999 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Just A Great Family Car By Patrickok

The Avalon has been a great car to own, with few repairs necessary if maintained properly. The car always felt safe, handled well and we enjoyed the quiet and smooth ride. With good tires, it perfor... Read More

Good Overall. Very Smooth Ride By Dan

parts are expensive. i like the car a lot other than that. gets up and scoots well. stops well. has a lot of body roll in corners. there is a squeak out of the rear struts, and a rattle out of the fro... Read More

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