Toyota Avalon Australia
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Toyota Avalon Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Avalon here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Avalon running rough
As well as the spark plugs, you could change then plug leads, check the coils, and clean the throttle body.
Good mid-size family car?
We've recently reviewed the mid-sized frontrunners, which is where they should be looking, and the Toyota Camry wins on quality, driving and value. But if they need more space, then point them to the Skoda Superb, which lives up to its name and gets The Tick.
E10 in Toyota
Your experience of increased performance and increased fuel consumption on E10 is in line with what we've been told would happen, but the failure of a rubber component in the fuel tank is cause for concern. So too is the starting difficulty you had. Both of your cars are claimed to be E10 compatible, but like you I'm not convinced that E10 won't cause some issues on some cars.
A matter of timing
IT IS unusual a service manager would advise against changing the belt for starters. He's right that there is enough clearance so there is unlikely to be any internal damage, but if it does break you will be left stranded. Car companies are generally conservative when it comes to service on items like the cam timing belt, but I'd err on the side of caution and have it replaced.
Toyota Avalon Models Price and Specs
The price range for the Toyota Avalon varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $3,850 and going to $9,240 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.
|Year||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|2006||Sedan||3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$3,850||$9,240|
|2005||Sedan||3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$3,500||$8,690|
|2004||Sedan||3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,500||$8,140|
|2003||Sedan||3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$2,490||$7,700|
|2002||Sedan||3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$3,190||$7,700|