The longevity of a classic.
I love my Avalon. I am a somewhat aggressive driver - so it performance is greatly appreciated. Not your average soccer mom’s car! The luxury of my Avalon is great. My leather interior is easy clean and yet comfortable. My rear seats recline which is appreciated overlong drives. The pass thru in the back seat is my son’s favorite. We pack a snack bag & pack the trunk Accordingly. When he gets hungry he just grabs it through the pass thru. The only issues I have had with it are the transmission & the clip for the gas door lever. The transmission developed a whine in third gear. It had 88, 000 miles - but while under warranty I had the dealership check a gear changing issue. After a few calls to the dealership & corporate- the Toyota dealership that I had previously purchased 2 vehicles decided to step in & offered to provide the transmission if I would pay the labor at the dealership. I took & was thankful for the deal. The small lever for the gas door fell off one day while pumping gas. Without it the button inside the car does not work nor can you get the door open. At the time I checked with Toyota, I would have to purchase a new door & assembly. Around $300. So I gorilla glued the piece back on. Lasted about 4 years. Had to re-glue it last year.