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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
PiercedArmor writes:
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Great Car And Extremely Reliable. —

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 changed it out with the Avalon as my daily driver. It didn't have the heated seats or nearly as many of the premium features I had become accustomed to. I felt as if I had taken a few steps down initially. But after owning this car for quite a while now, I now know that my initial feelings towards this car were unfair and unjust. It ran strong when I bought it and it runs just as strong today with 220,000 miles on it. The air conditioning is amazing and I've never had any work done to it. It will freeze us out and that's in Texas Summers too. The cars ride has always been a smooth one and as long as I keep it's oil regularly serviced, it just goes and goes and goes. I had no intentions of ever keeping it this long, but it drives like a much newer vehicle. In fact, during this extended life, it's allowed me to save enough to pay cash for my next vehicle. At one point soon I'm going to have to get rid of the Avalon and I'll truly miss this car. It's such a good car still, that I hope I can find another owner who maybe cant afford a newer car that can appreciate it as I have.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This car is possibly the most reliable car I've ever owned.

Cons: Not as many amenities as some of the premiums cars I've owned,

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
tjack writes:
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Sold On This Avy!!! — 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 been well spent for a $1000 buy. All original except aftermarket sound system with sub. Every luxury feature works. Impressed. Love my Avy!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Daily Commuter. MPG is reasonable. Car is built sturdy and looks appealing. 281,000 mi. and everything works still!! Love my Avy!!

Cons: All maintenance has been on suspension.

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
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Best Purchase Ever — If you can get your hands on one of these buy it. Great car that will handle 200,000 miles with ease and grace. I will stick with an Avalon for as long as possible. I just can't say enough about this car.

Pros: reliability, affordability, power, visibility, interior quality

Cons: get a tint.  my dash has a sunspot and my leather seats are coming apart.

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
THarrod writes:
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Trooper For Sure — I had this car for over a year so far and put 30,000 hard earned miles on it. It was my first car that I bought myself for 1,000 with the struts shot, and speakers blown with 180,000 miles on it. It is STILL running today, and I wouldn't be afraid to take a road trip in it, and I mean I went EVERYWHERE in it. Plus it has won a few little street races. I love this car

Pros: Never stops running, fast for a family sedan, and it will take a beating from hell

Cons: Cost for parts, struts!, noisy cabin

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
brianna_lynne01 writes:
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Very Good For A First Car Or A Family Car — I really enjoy the space and the sun roof, it's a very smooth and quiet ride. The sound is great and the body will take a hard beating if needed. Though it's know for the vavle cover going bad and the rear struts it'll still run well, I've bought mine used with both bad and i've been driving it like that with no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very smooth ride, good gas mileage for a v6, roomy and very comfortable. dependable

Cons: pricy to fix but not on the extreme ends, known for rear struts going out.

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL SedanReview
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Good Car To Have As A Daily Driver. — not a car for sport type driving, but awesome for us regular people! microfiber interior with a bench seat... AWESOME. SO SPACIOUS! you could live out of it! driving quality smooth and flawless about 20mpg but an 18.5 gallon tank cv boots go easily unfortunately. get it in white. ya dont have to wash it. : P

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: one of the smoothest rides ever and so spacious

Cons: cv boots break easily. and turning radius blows

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
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Love It. — Best car ever to travel in. A solid performer. I have never loved to drive a car as much as this one. We have the "rare" front bench seat and love it. I am sold on Toyota (this is my third) and just recently bought a 2000 Avalon (since it is hard to go back to the Camry once you have experienced an Avalon),

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: durability, quality, reliability

Cons: looks--but unlike my Camry, no one will steal it as readily

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS SedanReview
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Roomy, Moderate Power, Reliability. — For the first generation Avalon it sure is a goodie. The car is well constructed, where reliability, quality of ride, and performance are phenomonal for the value. With 225 thousand miles, the car performs top notch. Acceration is pretty good, huge car, great on fuel usage, and looks solid.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Keeps on running, leet mods

Cons: Its old

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL SedanReview
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Nice And Comfortable - It's For Sale — This has been a great car! I especially enjoy the comfort. The back seat has great room and is very comfortable. Toyota really did a great job with this one. It's for sale, though! Bought a Toyota Tacoma and I will be selling the good ole' Avalon!

Pros: Comfort and Performance

Cons: Some parts are expensive - exhaust system for example

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1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL SedanReview
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Nice, Comfortable, High Mileage Car. — Only complaint is the noisy interior. I'm told this was a windshield design problem that Toyota fixed since 1996. Definitely will consider a newer model when shopping again.

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:50,000

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