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post #16 of 289 Old 06-30-2007, 10:42 AM
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i thought this thread was for highest miles? why are people posting if they have 58k on the clock?
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My 96 xl has roughly 98k. Bought a year ago. Runs like a champ. Had to replave cv joints. THen basically standard stuff. The guy that had it before me pretty much let the brake pads run down to nothing though. I just bought some 16" rims off of an 02 mustang. Kumho tires all the way. So, a champion car. I start college in august so its good this car will let me drive through hopefully.

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My 99 X LS (Black w/gold package!) has 123k. I can't believe how smooth and quiet it runs. I plan to keep the general maintainence done regularly and on time and look fforward to putting 330 k plus on her.
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my 1995 Avalon has 173k on it. I bought it used in 1998 w/ 46k. This is the only major work I've done on it:

CV Joints (replaced)
Master Brake Cylinder (replaced)
All 4 shocks (replaced)
fuel filter (replaced)

plus general maintenance; oil change, tranny fluid etc. I have yet to do the timing belt. This is the 1st and only car I have ever owned. I LOVE 1st gen Avalons !!
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My 97 just turned 143k--owned it since day 1.
New power steering pump
Replace driveaxle boots on each side
That's it...
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I just bought my '98 XLS last week w/ 115k miles. She rides like a dream. I replaced the front calipers since one was damaged and the piston was dragging a tad.

I look forward to "tuning her up" w/ some Powerfoam/Seafoam, new filters and Amsoil synthetic.

Based upon all I am hearing here, she'll have a long good life!

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Pads/ Rotors/ Timing Belt/ Plugs Only!
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My 96 xl .... I just bought some 16" rims off of an 02 mustang.....
The Mustang 5 lug pattern will work for the Avalon? REALLY..???? Hmmm.... Might mount my '95 Cobra R rims on her and see how she looks!

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On the mpg note, I just finished a 600 mile trip yesterday on interstate. I held odometer to my standard 75-77mph pretty well. I was VERY happy to see my mpg after fill up at 31, same as my recently departed '93 Saturn SL2.

What a testament to Toyota engineers that I am getting the same gas mileage on such a bigger engine/ car on the highway!! Nice job guys!

Around town is noticably lower - somewhere around 22mpg, but not determined yet - only had this a week.

Still have to do some cleaning/ maintenance - particularly install synthetic oil/tranny fluid which should increase it a tad more.

Very impressed w/ this car!

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160k miles and counting w/o major maintenance required.
Pads/ Rotors/ Timing Belt/ Plugs Only!
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I have a 97 Avalon Xl with 130,000 miles. All I had to do so fair that was major was change the lower control arm, timing belt, and valve cover gasket.
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I have 2! I bought my 97 new and now has 228K and just needs strut bushings. Based on that success, bought my 98 last year with 150K , needed strut bushings too, but now has 157k and runs like a top. Seems like they'll run for ever
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I have 2! I bought my 97 new and now has 228K and just needs strut bushings. Based on that success, bought my 98 last year with 150K , needed strut bushings too, but now has 157k and runs like a top. Seems like they'll run for ever
you need the upper strut mounts? may I ask why? is it because it's making a clunking noise goin over bumps? mine does the same even with new mounts.
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It helps to have 2 Avalons. When I replaced the upper mounts on the 98 it was suddenly like riding in a new car ( previous owner changed the struts but not the mounts or bearings). Since the 97 has the same "clunk" (and newer front struts) I'm going with mounts and bearings. Make sense ?
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definitly makes sense but would it be a good bet to change out my shocks? since my mounts are brand new along with other suspension components.
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You've got struts on all 4 wheels, not shocks, and if you've gotten 110K+ out of them, the ride is spongy, and /or they "clunk", it's time. The mounts and the bearings should be changed at the same time as the struts. People taking short cuts change the struts but not the mounts/bushings to save a buck, but it bites the owner a few miles down the road. When you have to pay for the same amount of labor later to replace the mounts/bushings when it could have been done at the same time as the struts with no add'l cost. Pay me now, or pay me double later
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i have 95k on it right now, the sounds isnt that bad so i'll drive it till it gets louder. My bro is a toyota tech said its all fine so I'll take his word for it.

On another note, since we are on topic of highest milage first gens. here's one I found on ebay with 343k miles says it still runs and drives good.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1996-...QQcmdZViewItem
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