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post #76 of 289 Old 02-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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late 1998 xls 210,000 miles no problems... doing the timing belt and water pump tomorrow...

other then that chilling... bought it brand new for 29,000 fully loaded with trac control and memory seats and the upgraded sound package or w.e and it doesnt have a bench...
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Got my on 07/1999 brand new. Just hit 170K today. Still runs great, never had a major issue other than regular maintenance.
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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
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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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update: my 1995 Toyota Avalon XLS just reached 204,000. I love this car, but Im getting tired of it. At this point Im just driving it to see if I can break the guiness book of world records for most miles on a car lol.

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My parents just retired their 96 avalon into my hands. They drove it off the lot in 96 with 25 miles or so on it and it's just about to hit 303,000. Been a damn good car, although it's not running as well as it used to, hence it's being put out to pasture as my commute to work car. Still gets just a bit shy of 30mpg, though, so I'm fine with that. I'll keep driving till it kicks the bucket.
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my 98 just reached 356k miles and the engine is still running well.
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post #83 of 289 Old 07-13-2009, 11:23 PM
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325k miles into my 97!!! can use some upgrades but she running fine physically she a lil beat up but still golden!!
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417,300 KM (about 260,000 miles) on my '95 XLS. Bought it with 134,000 back in 2000. Replaced steering rack at 300,000 due to leakage and rear struts at 350,000 (Front struts were done just before we bought it).

Everything else is original, damn good car!! It's going to be "retiring" in a few months to work commuter when the Venza we ordered arrives.

1995 Green Avalon XLS: 279
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2006 Black Sequoia Limited: 59,000 miles (96,000KM).

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Two years ago I traded off a 95 Avalon with 325K on it. The valve covers had never been off the engine. It had only had the standard maintenance one would expect with those miles - timing belts, CVJ's, struts.. . When I traded it off, it was running fine and looked good.

I'm now driving a 98 Avalon with 196K on it, but I anticipate putting another 150K on it.

I buy used, clean Toyotas and put 60K a year on them. I do all the upkeep on them myself - haven't had one in the shop for repair since 1991. I am compulsive about keeping the best fluids - oil, tranny, power steering fluid, brake fluid. . . Keep them changed out. There is no reason these cars shouldn't last forever.
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some customer at the toyota dealer i work for has a 95 burgandy avalon XL with like 403k on it


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wow that's sick... 403K!

I'm around 178K on mine.

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Some great mileage on Avy's! Mine is now a tad higher than posts two years ago (see signature). It does need new hood struts now. Other than that just timing belt, plugs, rotors, pads and recently converted to Amsoil synthetic. Doesn't use or leak a drop of oil. Gotta luva Avy.

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160k miles and counting w/o major maintenance required.
Pads/ Rotors/ Timing Belt/ Plugs Only!
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98 and 180

My 98 XL just turned over 180K. Minor rust above the windshield. Just replaced master brake cylinder. At 20K we replaced the starter. Sway bar links need constant replacement, not sure why, I've given up on getting new ones.
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97 --189K miles. Owned it since day one. Replaced steering gear twice, driver side halfshaft, new power steering pump, and just replaced valve cover gaskets. Outstanding transportation....
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