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2000 Avalon

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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A Lexus with a Toyota badge - but about this engine...

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Jan 30, 2009 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Spacious, comfortable, powerful, quiet, good fuel economy
Cons: Engine knock, suspension can be too soft, bland interior
The Bottom Line: For those with Lexus tastes but a Toyota budget, check out the Avalon.

I purchased a used 2000 Toyota Avalon back in June of 2005 from a local Toyota dealer's used car lot.  At the time, it had 70,000 miles on it.  A Carfax report indicated that it had one previous owner who lived in a small, remote town about 60 ... read more

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2000 Avalon XLS is awesome.

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Jul 8, 2006 - Updated Jul 19, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: dash computer readouts, fuel economy (30-36 hwy.), JBL stereo, comfort, power, reliability, affordability---buy one used!
Cons: exterior looks, odd tire size, lose things easily in huge interior, slow seat heaters.
The Bottom Line: buy with confidence--from the right person

I bought my silver 2000 Avalon XLS in August 2004 for $12,000.00. The odometer read 106,000 miles. My Asian mechanic buddy advised me to buy it. I have never regretted it. I plan to keep the car a total of 6 years and then to buy a 2004 Avalon ... read more

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Reliable, comfy, it's a toyota

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Apr 21, 2006 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Quiet engine, comfy interior, great on gas, adequate power, lots of power options and storage.
Cons: Mildly jerky transmission, radio fades out sometimes, styling is....almost ok
The Bottom Line: I recommend this car to anyone who wants quality, reliable comfortable car that will last longer than any domestic.

Bought my 2000 avalon in 2005. Bought it at a shady dealer so the car had issues I found out afterward. Not toyota's fault there. Replaced all 4 struts, again not toyota's fault. Car had 68k miles on it and I believe it was a corporate car, or leased ... read more

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2000 Avalon XL....and 2005 Is the Time to Buy One!

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Nov 13, 2005 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfortable, practical, well-engineered and durable. Even after all these years.
Cons: Floppy trunk, bland styling on the XL, "old-person" car
The Bottom Line: A safe, fuel-efficient alternative to an SUV that gives you some pretty serious luxury.

I love writing reviews on old cars. So many people have already rang in with their opinion of this car that it seems like any additional information would be old news. Or would it be? Maybe not. For the frugal among us who still enjoy the finer ... read more

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XLS V6 - 75K miles and still smooth as ever

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Jan 14, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Wonderful heated seats, tons of room & trunk storage
Cons: I wish I had gone for an '01 for the LATCH System.
The Bottom Line: A wonderful and fun family car.

I traded in my 2 seater when I got pregnant for a 2000 Avalon. My husband bought a 97 4 runner limited new and has put 100K on it. So another toyota was what we wanted. I wanted a good family car, but with heated seats and leather. The camery was ... read more

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I HATE THIS CAR!

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Aug 22, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: seating for 5, leather seats, JBL sound system
Cons: limited cargo space, sluggish engine, clock mounted in a weird spot, narrow car.
The Bottom Line: The bottom line is buy a different car if you are looking for a 10/10 on the quality scale.

This car is horrible! Even though it has a v6, the japanese engine sounds like a 4 cylinder! The eng ... read more

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Avalon - A Lexus in disguise.

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Jul 5, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth, quiet, refined. Roomy. Economical. Beautifully appointed interior. Smooth engine and transmission. Effortless cruiser.
Cons: Dashboard lighting reflects off windshield. Small gauges. Offer new 3.3 liter V6.
The Bottom Line: After having an LS400, Avalon's equivalent to the Lexus in space and comfort, costs less to run and maintain and I'm not afraid to leave it in the parking lot.

The Avalon is an extremely competent performer. It is very smooth and silent and wafts along as if i ... read more

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Excellent Choice!

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Feb 23, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great reliability, Comfortable ride
Cons: Sometimes jerks with hard acceleration, especially up hills
The Bottom Line: Safe & reliable ride for both driving around town and across the country!

I'm just reaching 30K miles on my Avalon, and have had absolutely no problems with it. It gets reasonably good gas mileage, and has a very comfortable ride. My only complaint is that the center air vents do not have any option to close the airflow. ... read more

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First 50,000 Miles - Trouble Free

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Jan 17, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Interior Craftsmanship, Climate Control, Premium Sound System, Quite Engine, Smooth Transmission, Accurate Cruise Control.
Cons: Breaks should be improved to add a stronger/confident feel. Needs larger tires to improve handling.
The Bottom Line: The 2000 Avalon has been a reliable and enjoyable car to own. Exterior and Interior Craftsmanship are superior and trouble free for first 50,000 miles. Lexus like comfort. Great value!

I purchased this car new in 2000 and was looking for a roomy dependable family car that I could keep for a long time. Recently reaching the 50K mark I can honestly say that the car has been very enjoyable to own and absolutely trouble free. It has only ... read more

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Best car I ever owned!

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Apr 26, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish, comfortable, handles well under any conditions, excellent gas mileage, roomy trunk, many extras.
Cons: Side view mirrors not break away, no lumbar support passenger seat, odometer hard to read.
The Bottom Line: I would definitely recommend the 2000 Toyota Avalon as a reliable vehicle with superior comfort, handling and ride. The luxurious interior and top-of-the-line electronics make long trips enjoyable.

In May of 2000, we purchased our first Toyota - an Avalon XLS. After researching exhaustively on the internet, we knew what options we wanted and were ready to test drive. We entered the showroom and told the salesman what we wanted. One car met our ... read more

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Almost perfect sedan

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Nov 30, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Lots of room even for tall people. Quiet, smooth and powerful
Cons: Unusual dash design causes tall people to see lots of reflection in windshield
The Bottom Line: It will be a perfect car for anyone. Especially if you are under about 6 foot 1 inch and can't see the dash lights reflected onto the windshield.

Like many other reviewers, I have owned many Toyotas over the years starting with a 1975 Celica. I have always preferred the reliability they offer, even though initial cost and after market parts are a little higher. The Avalon is the best Toyota ... read more

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2000 Toyota Avalon

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Oct 19, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: wonderful to drive, love the look, lots of trunk space and foot room
Cons: tends to wobble a bit in high winds, rear air has no controls
The Bottom Line: This car combines beauty and safety and is very driver friendly. Perfect for work and for taking the kids out for a weekend trip.

Since we have gotten our 2000 Avalon, we have taken all our family trips in it. (family of 4) It's spacious and comfortable even for those long drives. It's quite nice as a passenger and absolutely wonderful as a driver. As a passenger, two ... read more

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Best car I ever owned!

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Sep 26, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish, comfortable, handles well under any conditions, excellent gas mileage, roomy trunk, many extras.
Cons: Side view mirrors not breakaway and no lumbar support on front passenger seat.
The Bottom Line: I would definitely recommend the 2000 Toyota Avalon as a reliable vehicle with superior comfort, handling and ride. The luxurious interior and top-of-the-line electronics make long trips enjoyable.

In May of 2000, we purchased our first Toyota - an Avalon XLS. After researching exhaustively on the internet, we knew what options we wanted and were ready to test drive. We entered the showroom and told the salesman what we wanted. One car met our ... read more

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The best car I have owned.

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Sep 4, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Room, quiet, mileage, comfort, smooth ride
Cons: Trip computer, no wiper mist feature
The Bottom Line: I would heartily recommend this automobile to anyone that can afford it. They don't make them much better than this.

We now have a little over 10,000 miles on our Avalon XLS, enough to give me a little credibility when I write about it. We got the Option Package #7, with the VSC, traction control, larger tires/wheels, and ended up adding the moon roof, paying $26,900 ... read more

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Love my Avalon

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Jun 6, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Quiet, smooth ride, spacious interior, handles well
Cons: tough to back up
The Bottom Line: A great car with superior comfort and space. Highly recommend.

Bought my Avalon XLS one year ago today and have been extremely pleased with it. Was hesitant when first considering the Avalon, thinking it was an "old person's" car and too big. But when I compared the Camry and the Avalon side by side, the actual ... read more

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Excellent Car

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May 25, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Value if you stay with the XL Model (unless you have money to spare)
Cons: Dashboard Reflection
The Bottom Line: IF you're looking for reliability, luxury, comfort, quietness, power,(handling when you need it), a great stereo and clean lines, this is your car.

I bought the Avalon in February 2000. I looked at several other cars, but after we'd purchased a Corolla for my wife in '99, I became hooked on Toyota. The build quality is very good. No squeeks, no rattles, more than a year later. I find ... read more

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Good Value Car

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May 2, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Spacious, good handling, lots of room
Cons: Underpowered
The Bottom Line: Good family value car, lots of room and comfort

We actually have a 2001 Avalon, and I believe there was some small changes in terms of interior design. It is a great car with only the Lexus 400 better in the Toyota family. I would place this car ahead of the Lexus 300 because of the room ... read more

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A Smooth, Reliable Car

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Mar 8, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: roominess, fit and finish, quiet ride, horse power
Cons: trip computer
The Bottom Line: The Avalon is a roomy, quiet, huge luxurious car!

We purchased this car after my experience with a 1994 Toyota 4Runner that has been a wonderful vehicle, reliable and efficient. We test drove almost everything in its price class, and while we were impressed with several other vehicles like the Infiniti ... read more

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Way to go!

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Dec 13, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing

Good jub Toyota! You mad a great car that sells fasthere the Avalon clearly beats any Lexus is room. Room was clearly Toyota's focus when developing this car. The side windows have very little tumblehome--they stand nearly straight up. This allows the ... read more

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The Car for the money!

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Dec 6, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Ride
Cons: The cost

I bought this vehicle because my '95 Avalon was getting too many miles. I am sold on this car especially the new redesigned 2000 model. I love the solid feel of the car. You hardly realize your riding the ride is so smooth and quiet. I have a bench seat ... read more

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