2008 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

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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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    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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    vs2009 Lexus LS 460 L
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    Front Seats Ranked 2009 Lexus LS 460 L better.
    "Very roomy for driver"
    2008 Toyota Avalon Review
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    Toyota reliability, styling, comfort and quick engine.
    vs2008 Buick LaCrosse
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    vs2008 Nissan Maxima
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    2008 Toyota Avalon Touring Review
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    nice car smooth ride not as sporty or as fun to drive as the solara
    vs2008 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible better.
    "It has a more modern sleek look to it that appealed to me."
    Family Car Ranked 2008 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible worse.
    "it seemed a more practical choice for the elderly driver or for a family."
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Toyota Avalon 2014 Review By bond0076

    I moved from a '08 ES 350 to the Avalon recently after deciding against the '14 ES350. In my eyes, the Avalon looks better from every angle and test driving it sold me. The car's comfortable, quiet, a... Read More

    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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