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Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999) Specific discussion of the first generation Toyota Avalon

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post #31 of 289 Old 09-01-2007, 04:40 PM
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Have a '99, runs very well at 178k. Having to replace the front struts because the replacement bushings were junk. And I ready to change out the sway bar end links, but it runs very well, is very comfortable and truly a bargain in todays world. Gone the normal, rack boots, right axle and lots of brakes, but nothing to motor other than timing belt and water pump.
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We have a '98 with 180k leaking a small amount of oil and loses oil pressure at high rpm. Other than that it's fine.
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Originally Posted by 2000-Avalon
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


HOLY MOLY!! 343k miles!!! I hope my Avalon reaches that point. These are some long lasting cars. I remember reading some book on best used cars in a Virgin Megastore. It rated EVERY type of vehicle and the Avalon was like 1 of 6 cars that had the best rating in the whole book! folks this is a very good car.

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only 175k on my 1995

Purchased in '98 with only 30K. My son now has it at college and it's still going strong at over 175k. Did have to replace the steering R&P early on, but other than that... been a fantastic car with great gas mileage. Always been the preferred travel car for the 4 of us as it is very roomy inside.
Just purchased an 04 Avalon and looking to put 200K on it.
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Good to hear all these stories... I saw a '98 Avalon for private sale , it's a really nice looking XL, but it has 250,000 miles on it, and the seller wants 4950 for it, I don't think he's going to get anything near what he's asking for it, even though he claims he's selling it for $500 less than KBB retail value, only because it just has too many miles...I don't think anyone would buy it for $4950 based on that fact alone. I made an inquiry on behalf of a friend of mine who is looking for a used avalon. The seller says he's maintained it well, done all required service, and has records to prove it. The only reason he's selling it is because he said he got a fantastic deal on a Solara and could'nt pass it up. I told him that he may as well keep the avalon and run it into the ground, or make it a "hand me down" car for one of his family members or a relative. I mean... why sell it, if it's in fantastic running condition, and you're not going to get anywhere near your asking price? Anyone else agree?
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I agree

He won't get anywhere near what he's asking... probably needs the cash to cover the Solara purchase. Better off to keep it if it's that good.
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190k and they beleive someone in the line before me of owning her rolled her back about 100k.... oops. Oh well, I got a deal on it and she is running perfect. As long as I wasn't doing the rolling and it was done a couple owners ago, I'm good (legally).


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wow catherine you have some milage on you avy!


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What can I say, its a good car to have!


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I've got 153,000 on my '95, gets 29 on the freeway.


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My 1998 Toyota Avalon XLS has 210,000 miles. My only problems have been a brake caliper, one oxygen sensor replaced, CD player replaced, and AC head amplifier (computer) replaced, and recently, the starter. I find that electrical problems have been the major issue. Right now my radiator fan is running constantly; maybe a sensor? Otherwise it runs absolutely great. No oil use at all, no tranny problems.
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I got my 95 XLS @ 137,000 km (late 2004)
and its now at 303,000 km

minors repair:
- replace drive shafts
- new exhaust line
- general tune up (sparks, gas filter, oil ect ect)
- electrical wiring clean-up (previous owner had a starter than remove the hard were and left me all the wiring behind the dash)
- new wiring of the aftermarket stereo
- 2nd sets of tires
- replace rear caliper's
- replace front windshiled
- replace driver side rear power window
- replace starter

future repairs:
- front/rear shock/coil
- rear driver window
- new exhaust line system (pipes, & cat)
- interior chairs repair
- tranny slipping a bit after 110 km/h

Its great! I love this ride, If I get a chance to get another car this will me one of my first choose. I have a lot of trust in my Avalon!

93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo/87 Toyota Celica GTS/87 Toyota Supra Turbo - sold it
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1994 Toyota Supra TT - under contruction/rebuild
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My '99 XL is running strong at 224k miles (Just broke 224k today)
No problems whatsoever.

As a kid, honestly, it's a great car to have. Not too powerful for an inexperienced driver (Like myself), but still with enough power and handling to have fun in. It's a great car to empty out and run around the back roads near where I live.

What I drive:
White 2000 Toyota Avalon XL
Just broke 224k miles, still running strong.
White 1997 M-B E320
Mom's. Drive occasionally.

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98 XL bought new. Near daily 90 mile commute plus vacations and kid transport. Rotors, struts, tie rod ends, wiper motor, some seals and gaskets, now facing a PS pump replacement. NO engine or tranny problems -- 255,400 miles.
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Our '95 Avy has 199,950 on her today with only a R&P replacment four years ago, and regular maintenance since we bought it in '99 w/ 74,000 miles. My buddy is bringing by his '95 Avy on Monday w/ 467,000 miles in her!!!! I'll take pics of the odometer and post it!
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