2003 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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    265

    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.

    Pros: Very comfortable ride, decent mileage, reliable

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

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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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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

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

    Cons: could use more power

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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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    2,035

    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.)

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

    Cons: nothing at all

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    2003 Toyota Avalon XL Review
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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

    Pros: Quality and comfort for the price

    Cons: Your a girly man

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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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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.

    Pros: Silky smooth; solid quality

    Cons: my grandpa has one.

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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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    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

    Pros: Smooth ride, ease of use, size

    Cons: performance, steering feel, reliablity

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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

    Pros: GREAT RIDE CLEAN LOOK HEATED SEATS WIPERS ACTIVATE AUTOMATICALLY

    Cons: NOT AN SUV

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    Reviews From Other Years

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    2013 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Wonderful!! By Diakonos

    This was my dream car and it is still is today! I am so glad I found the deal that I did and that I am able to drive this beauty!! I would highly recommend an Avalon to anyone who wants a great ride, ... Read More

    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

    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 migration_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

    2011 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Great Looking By Helen

    great acceleration. quiet, smooth ride. beautiful car, both inside and out. love GPS and sound system. cannot beat the heated and cooling front seats. main complaint is less trunk space than previ... Read More

    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

    2010 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Great Car For The Money By bobdotc

    very popular car and parts are easy to find but are more expensive. good stability at high speeds and cornering. Lots of leg room with the fully adjustable wheel and seat. V6 has great acceleration an... Read More

    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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