2008 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2008 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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nulife210 writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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5

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Fun and confortable to drive

Cons

If you have money to burn on a Lexus

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29 Mpg On Regular Gas. Have You Seen Gas Prices Lately — Toyota is well know for quality. This car delivers both quality and comfort with low maintenance. Smooth accelaration with all creature comforts Oh yeah it's also fun to drive.You will not be dissapointed with this vehicle. 29 MPG on regular gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ncee writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon Touring Review
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Pros

The 2009 Avalon

Cons

not owning one

ncee
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2008 Avalon Is A Fine Car — It's a wonderful car. Yes there are things I'd like to see different, added to the car, such as the coin tray on the dash (like Camry's). I'd like to see some of the controls on the center console a bit different, and maybe more on the steering wheel (yes most of what I'd like to see is on the XLS model). The car is smooth, pretty quiet on the road. It gets pretty good gas mileage considering the V6 and size. I guess if it could be even more quiet at highway speeds, then I'd be as happy as I could be. I have 2500 miles on it so far, hardly enough to give a good review, but so far, so good. I just did have it in for service. It appears the VSS sensors got hit by some ice or whatever, and caused some issues. They had the car for the morning and said it was all set … time will tell. I'm thinking of driving an XLS model to see if it's any better, but I may just wait until the next new model comes out, or maybe start looking at an LS Lexus model. Yes I would recommend this car to anyone I know, looking for a great car.

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Brent writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon XL Review
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3

Pros

The car has a very smooth ride and when you get over 20 mph, the audio system gets slightly louder to make up for the engine noise. Nice feature. Very roomy.

Cons

The mpgs on the car suck. At most I've gotten 23 mpg highway. Modern day sports cars get more than that depending on the trim.

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The Typical Family Car — This car gave me mixed emotions. I enjoy the abundance of room and the audio compensation system(read pros to know what I'm taking about). I also enjoy the fact that its a four door, so I can drive my friends around in it easily without them complaining for more room. I don't like the mpgs that the car gets. It's terrible. I live in a big city, I get on a good day 17 mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Trucster writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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5

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Ride, comfort, reliability.

Cons

Hmmmmmmmmm, let me think.  Nope.  Oh --- I miss the instantaneous fuel efficiency digital reading that I had with my 2000.

Trucster
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Enjoyable Driving — My 3rd used Avalon after a '95 and a 2000, because Toyota continues to give me confidence in the combination of fuel efficiency, ride and reliability. I could have a dinner party in the spacious back seat!! A true family car.

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rksampat writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon Touring Review
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Loaded, very spacious, very reliable car

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Nothing

rksampat
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Simply A Great Car — The Avalon is a highly reliable car with decent gas mileage. 5 passengers can sit very comfortably. It has brand new Michelin tires. Ideal for family and professionals. Toyota reliably is unsurpassed and it is clearly demonstrated in this Avalon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hassan writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon XL Review
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5

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very powerful

Cons

THE BRAKE

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Nice Car — excellent performance 280 bhp Maximum speed 260 . I tried myself 220 km I recommend this car for all my friends. I believe it is the best car in Toyota. i mean the best saloon car. I LOVE THIS CAR A LOT

Primary Use: Family transportation

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SteveO writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon Touring Review
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4

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Understated luxury. Efficient with scores of space.

Cons

Boring.

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A Very Nice Car. Good Bang For The Buck. — Though I don't get to drive it often, it is a very nice ride. It has been above average in reliability in our first year of ownership. It performs ok (for a front wheel drive) looks very nice and is actually fairly efficient (31 highway MPG) considering size. Ride is a little stiff because of the touring package, but we liked the other options that came with it. Though the performance, ride, and luxury are not as good as my E class that is nearly 10yrs older. I would highly recommend this based upon its superior reliability. PS - Verdict still out based upon sticky gas pedal (yet to have an issue).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rocky writes:
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5

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Ultra spacious, classy interiors, smooth ride

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Low on entertainment options

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Toyota Avalon 08 — If u like class along with speed, this is the car to own. The drive is better than a lexus and its the best in its class. Like an economical BM or Merc. the legroom is unmatchable, i nickname it as a moving bedroom :D

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Rocky writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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Smooth drive, classy interiors, exceptional in space and comfort

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Lacks modern entertainment system, amazing sound system but plays on audio CD and 6 channel radio,

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Avalon — Performance - Amazing, matches well with lexus ES series, soft and smooth drive, a pleasure to handle it build quality - average, not so strong body, Appearance - Interiors are the best in class, spaciousness better than lexus, the rear seat is no less than a bed, classy dashboard with neat trims. Ownership costs - C'mon its a TOYOTA, however need 2 spend a lot of time n effort for upkeep of interiors.

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Arshad writes:
2008 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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very enjoyable

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none

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Excellent — its fantastic. you cant expect any better car than that from toyata. i was having accord before and i fell this is damn better.its performance build quality appearance all r good and its a lot fun to drive i hope you understood what i ment abt this car.buy it pls

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Enjoying The Ride! By 010F83

This is a great car to own! Hybrid works well with great fuel economy!. I range 35 - 47 mpg! The car is comfortable and quiet. There is plenty of room. Leather is generous through out. Front and back ... Read More

While It's A Great Looking Car, It's No Avalon Of Old By ncee

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2012 Toyota Avalon Reviews

It's An Avalon, What More Can You Expect. By ncee

This is my 4th Avalon. I traded my 2013 Avalon in on this 2012 and I'm glad I did. This is much more the Avalon that I like and got accustom to driving. Smooth, quiet, comfortable. While the 2013 had... Read More

Very Good Traveling Car I Would Recommend For Anyone Needing A Car To Travel. By Pullett

Did not like the body style when we purchased the car. This is the 2012 model the last year before they changed the body style. Also if you are traveling with 4 or 5 passengers the trunk is a little t... Read More

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2011 Toyota Avalon Reviews

I Still Love My "geezer Pleaser" And They Are Getting Hard To Find. By OldMoparNut

Not this car, but Toyota in my opinion has ruined the ride quality of 2012 Camry and 2013 Avalon, which used to be very smooth riding on rough and worn out roads. Now tuned more "Sporty", not what I ... Read More

Great Family Car By Duncansdad

Great family car for long-legged family, as seats are comfortable with plenty of legroom front and back. Good gas mileage for 75 mi per day commute by highway. Handles well. Seats in back as well a... Read More

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2010 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Very Good. Very Dependable...would Provide My Daughter With One (if I Had A Daughter) By JoeV3

I love the quite and comfort, with the leather interior, of this car. .There are no rattles. This car should last a long time, with comfort and dependability over many cars. I love the power respon... Read More

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2009 Toyota Avalon Reviews

I Have It And Like It, You Like Luxury This Is One Of Great Choices By imports_freak

car is great love the sound, engine is powerful, more to love in one car. reminds me of my 04 BMW 745IL. one thing is that it gets 18MPG in city and 25MPG highway i don't even know how they put that i... Read More

Money Spent On This Car Is Worth Every Penny... By Trk

car exterior is luxurious but on the down side has lack of personality. Interior has been loved by every one who has sat in it. Astonishingly fast compared to its weight ratio plus my weight :p. Love ... Read More

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