2001 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2001 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
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"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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hello52 writes:
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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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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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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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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mrvincy writes:
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4

Pros

Seat comfort and occupant space and radio/CD sound system

Cons

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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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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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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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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sbrunson2 writes:
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5

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little more leg room in rear

sbrunson2
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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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