2003 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2003 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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TWFarrington writes:
2003 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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5

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Very comfortable ride, decent mileage, reliable

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Rides like the wheels are marshmallows so handling isn't "sporty".

TWFarrington
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Like Riding On A Cloud — While this car was primarily a commuter, we also used it for long road trips and it was these road trips where I really loved this car. The cabin was roomy, quiet and the car felt solid, I really like the waterfall dash and we never had a problem with it (we traded at 75,000 miles). One of the features which was handy was the power plug on the back of the console where we could plug our gadgets (laptop) into. We didn't use it very often but it's the only car we ever had with an outlet and it would be nice to have one again. If you are looking for reliable transportation that is comfortable, this is your car. If you are looking for sporty handling, go to the 2005 or newer Avalon as that will give you a more sporty feel with the large cabin, comfortable ride and all kinds of bells and whistles. It was this car that has made us Toyota Avalon loyalists.

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nosmo writes:
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5

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very good car . great gas milage and great sound system.

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nothing at all

nosmo
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Best Bang For Your Buck. — best car ever made. I got it for a steal .Some philipeano guy sold it to me for $2000. The interior is in great shape so is the exterior. Has great sound and much more. You have to get one ! My car gets around 30 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the high way. beter than a prius right.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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jensyl writes:
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4

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Well made family car, comfortable, reliable, fuel efficient for its class and size

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could use more power

jensyl
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Fine Transportation Vehicle — I don't have anything bad to say about this car. I have put on nearly 150,000 miles and the only non-routine maintenance on this car has been rear wheel bushings for $120 and shocks and struts for about $900, everything else has been by the book. I am pleased with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hike15 writes:
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3

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Smooth ride, ease of use, size

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performance, steering feel, reliablity

Hike15
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Smooth Car, Poor Performance And Reliability — The car performs ok, but its steering is way to light with absolutely no feel or response. It has a very smooth and quiet ride, but its transmission sometimes shifts abruptly and is slow to downshift when more power is needed. The interior is very comfortable with a decent but very easy to use sounds system with 6 disc changer. The reliability of my particular car was good for the first 5 or so years, but lately has had its check engine light come on about once a month, which is way to high for any vehicle, yet alone a Toyota, which is known for its excellent reliability reputation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Frank10401 writes:
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5

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GREAT RIDE CLEAN LOOK HEATED SEATS WIPERS ACTIVATE AUTOMATICALLY

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NOT AN SUV

Frank10401
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Very Smooth Ride And Fuel Efficient — Bought new and have enjoyed the smooth ride, great mileage and the automatic wipers are amazing. Heated seats have also been nice. Storage in trunk is good and the doors open wide so that it is easy to get in and out of all seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Leatherman writes:
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Quality and comfort for the price

Cons

Your a girly man

Leatherman
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Wish They Would Smooth Out The Lines On Future Models. The Box Desing Is Lame. — I've been a Toyota fan since my first Avalon (97). Great performance. High quality. Low cost maintenance. Good looking and fun to drive the family around. Put an aftermarket leather kit in it and thinking about an Inalfa sunroof if I keep it for a few more years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stephen writes:
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Silky smooth; solid quality

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my grandpa has one.

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One-hundred Percent Grandpa's Car; But I Loved It — The Toyota Avalon has tight body lines, and predictibally over-boosted steering. The car's image is regarded as being a car for people over 60 years old, but at least people will excuse your scary driving.

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rogue99 writes:
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Very Happy With 2003 Avalon — I bought my 2003 Avalon new and overall I've been very happy with it. Other than taking the car in for scheduled maintenance, I've only had a few minor problems (e.g. dead battery 9 months after buying the car). I have 34000 miles on it now and there are still no rattles or squeeks (even though I drive in a city full of potholes). The car still drives smoothly and the interior is roomy and quiet.

Owner for 4 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,500

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Reviews From Other Years

1995 Toyota Avalon Reviews

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

Quality is good, but pieces are kinda bad like the door handles and stuff. Performance is good but motor takes a while to kick in. Its a good car to put your friends in and driving around town. Get it... Read More

Solid Reliable. By Sterling

It runs and handles like a dream. 13 years old and no major mechanical problems. 162000+ miles on it and no reason to get rid of it. It can fit 6 adults with pleanty of room in the back seat. Only ... Read More

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1996 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Great Car And Extremely Reliable. By PiercedArmor

I had a friend who retired and was moving to Hawaii. He didn't want to pay to have it shipped, since it was an older car (91,000 miles), He made me a great deal on it and I retired my Acura Legend and... Read More

Sold On This Avy!!! By tjack

Dependable, reliable, descent looking 17 yr. old vehicle. Toyota was spot on with this build. Got it with 255,xxx and 2 yrs. later @ 281,xxx and $2200 in maintenance for suspension parts, my $$ has be... Read More

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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

Toyotaaaa By lovejdmlife

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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