2008 Toyota Avalon Top Comparisons

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2008 Toyota Avalon XLReview
Hassan writes:
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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

Pros: very powerful

Cons: THE BRAKE

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2008 Toyota Avalon TouringReview
SteveO writes:
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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

Pros: Understated luxury. Efficient with scores of space.

Cons: Boring.

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2008 Toyota AvalonReview
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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

Pros: Ultra spacious, classy interiors, smooth ride

Cons: Low on entertainment options

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2008 Toyota Avalon TouringReview
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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.

Pros: The 2009 Avalon

Cons: not owning one

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2008 Toyota Avalon LimitedReview
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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.

Pros: Smooth drive, classy interiors, exceptional in space and comfort

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

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2008 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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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

Pros: very enjoyable

Cons: none

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2008 Toyota Avalon XLReview
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Avalon — This car has a nice look from in and out. The interior design is much better than the camry. Perfornace is pretty good not bad for a big luxury car. cost is not bad you just have to bargain with them and get the best deal u can get. especially when you have good credit.

Pros: looks good inside and out.

Cons: white cars are soo noticable with scratches, stains, and other little marks that will drive you crazy.

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2008 Toyota Avalon LimitedReview
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Great, But — This is our 5th Avalon. My wife drives a 2005 xls. this is "my" first CAR, having gotten rid of the van.... Great power, rides & handles great, but, to me, a little loud on the road noise. Excellent room and comfort for all seats but would like the driver's seat to raise a little higher for me. Prefer the older "red" color turn signals in the side mirrors in lieu of yellow. Still one of the best cars, if not the best for the money.

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2008 Toyota Avalon LimitedReview
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Great Driving Car —

This is my 3rd Avalon. I purchased this 08 used because I traded in my 05 for an SUV back in 2010 and I missed the Avalon. If you like gadgets, you are going to like the Avalon. I like the LED turn signals in the mirrors, the puddle lamps, heated and cooled front seats (if you go on long trips in hot weather, you will be amazed what a difference it makes to have air circulation on your back). The back seat is enormous, so when we go places with friends, there is plenty of space for them to put their legs out even with the front seats all the way back. The back seats also recline a bit and the doors open very wide. The trunk is huge and even with all the space offered in this car, it still gets 23-30 mpg. I typically average about 22, but I also let it idle a lot (eating lunch in the car). The laser guided cruise control allows you to set a speed (in 5mph increments) and it will automatically slow you down if you come upon another vehicle going slower than you. It will maintain your distance and speed from the vehicle ahead of you until they are no longer an obstacle. The car will then speed back up to your preset. If you are interested in the laser guided cruise control, it is available in the 05-09, then in the 13 and newer models. You can identify the models with this option by the under-bumper grille. The car's right hand side near the fog light will look differently than the left. There will also be an extra button on the steering wheel under the “speak” button. If you happen to purchase an Avalon with the laser cruise, you can disable it and use the conventional cruise instead but pushing the cruse control lever forward for 1 second. The laser cruise does not stop the car. It will only slow you to about 27 mph and then will alert you that it is shutting off. Downsides are that it may slow you more than it needs to in merging traffic. This can be over ridden my lightly pressing on the gas, but it can be an annoyance. Also, it will not work if you have your wipers on ... about 3 swipes of the wipers and it shuts the system off. If you live in a snowy area, I would recommend that you purchase designated snow tires. It handles well in the snow with the appropriate tires, but acceleration and deceleration can be problematic with all-season tires.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car for road trips.  Very comfortable, quiet, and reliable.  Love the laser guided cruise control!

Cons: I like the styling but others have told me it's an "old person car".  It has navigation, but it is difficult to program in destinations, particularly outside of the zones of which I live (you have to select the other zone first).  I don't know what the maps cost these days, but in the past, it was several hundred dollars (6-700).

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2008 Toyota Avalon Review
Guru78LK says:
vs2009 Lexus LS 460 L RWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2009 Lexus LS 460 L RWD better.
"Very roomy for driver"

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2019 Toyota Avalon Reviews

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It’s a beautiful car, the features are great, and it really responds well when I hit the gas pedal. The Avalon is a sleeper. It’s a great looking and performing car in a world full of trucks and wanna... Read More

Review By GuruY9WZ

This cars features are on point the only thing I noticed missing is the auto wipers, and auto fold mirrors. Those are two features that my previous car had and was disappointed not to see the avalone ... Read More

2018 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Review By Guru9BL31Z

The car is great, though I wish the trunk opened completely when opening truck activated. My front drivers left turn signal needed to be addressed, other than that I couldnt be happier. Read More

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Better financially information and warranty information. To the Lexus 350 Read More

2017 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Review By Guru9VS6C4

Have owned several Toyota Avalons over the years. Current one has 155000 miles on it with only an alternator replaced outside of normal maintenance. Great reliable automobile. Read More

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