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I just cleared 100K on my '99 XLS and it feels like it's just getting started. Guess I lucked out because the previous owner really babyed the car and traded it in for a lexus.

Anyone else have any high mileage GEN 1s' that cleared 200-300K without any major repairs?

Do tell...

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BMR's edit:

OK, I skimmed thru this entire thread and compiled a list of all Avalons with >200k miles.

For future consideration:
Gotta be your Avalon, not your uncle's, grandpa's, or one you saw in your shop.
Newer Gens OK, but I didn't look on those forums for a thread like this.

If I missed anyone, or made any mistakes, just let me know and I'll make corrections. I'll update this as needed.

Rank/1000's of miles/member name/year/notes

1) 600 thefunkyjudge 1997
2) 523 SimiSu
3) 427 Tehachapatch 1998
4) 414 lewolf 1996
5) 410 Carlitos_wey 1996
6) 405 scottintexas 1998
7) 400 BMR 1996
8) 388 Kevin Streeter 1997
9) 385 Faltriwall 1998 Donated
10) 374 grap112er 1997
11) 374 19Avalon97 1997
12) 368 avalon360 1995 Rear-ended, totaled
13) 356 maaw02 1998
14) 338 endryptedzion
15) 337 BB2001S4
16) 326 Blazer406 1996
17) 325 choatewj 1995
18) 325 BigLuigi11889 1997
19) 314 Jigg007 1996 Sold it
20) 305 BonesD 1995
21) 303 fleabagmatt 1996
22) 300 Raylit20 1999 Sold it
23) 300 American Pie 1996
24) 300 Luke12321 1997
25) 300 grap112ler 1997
26) 298 SupertainiumMan 1995
27) 297 CupCate18
28) 295 The Pirate
29) 292 RideAway 1999
30) 282 PsXtreme 1997
31) 278 bogey218 1996
32) 277 bfn578 1995
33) 275 Tuckmeister 1997
34) 273 crsfulk 1995
35) 270 97avalonga705 1997
36) 267 ravenfan09 1998
37) 266 cfjan
38) 261 albert064
39) 260 DiggerDogger 1995 Totaled in a crash
40) 259 Jaggrey 1998
41) 258 Mr Jack 1996
42) 257 Bryan Namelast 1996 Totaled in a crash
43) 257 bellinibean 1996
44) 256 kzeller 1998
45) 254 rhpham2
46) 252 gaitch32 1998
47) 250 JT-Toronto 1998
48) 250 LuckySailor 1997
49) 250 Paul3637
50) 245 Maxillius 1997
51) 243 Clutchcolton 1997
52) 243 Fireshaker
53) 241 white98avy 1996
54) 241 MZMAYU 1995
55) 240 adu1982 1995
56) 238 PaulBellefeuille 1996
57) 235 Jagalag 1999
58) 235 johnreynolds750 1998
59) 231 Kelvink 1999
60) 229 ibeelegris 1995
61) 228 Grey 1996
62) 228 pedro2u 1997
63) 226 ocotillo711 1998
64) 224 JakeRadden 1999
65) 223 gideon1331 1995
66) 220 95AVALON_GUY 1995
67) 218 99ava 1999
68) 218 ml258
69) 217 JohnHealy
70) 212 Gruntling 1996
71) 212 dafarm 1998
72) 210 omairtheman1 1998
73) 210 Keseki 1996
74) 210 JoelP 1998
75) 205 tjsmith
76) 204 MANNO4 1995
77) 204 Heavy_D 1995
78) 202 bbenson831 1996
79) 202 bronsonj 1997
80) 200 baghvan 1996
81) 200 khalilr92 1996
82) 200 JimK
83) 200 azcorolla 1998
 

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Our '95 now has 223k miles on it.

It has needed:
New boots on power steering
Rear rotors
Read struts
Right rear ABS sensor
Catalytic converter (fault of a mechanic under the previous owner).

Other than general maintenece, thats all the car has needed. Catalytic converter and power steering boots at 180k, and the rest was at a 220k tuneup. I should also mention I drive the car from 145k to 175k in the first few years after I got my liscense, and I drove the crap outta it without issue.

My Dad has asked my Mom about getting something newer, but she refuses to give up her Avalon, while he refuses to give up his Previa whenever she brings up a newer van.
 

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My '95 XLS has 183k, no problems since I got it at 140k. Hasn't needed anything outside of general maintenance. Only problem I had was due to bad gas, and it worked itself out with a fresh tank and some injector cleaner. These cars run forever!
 

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my 97 has 187k. Still runs beautiful. Has minor issues to solve but thats normal for this yr & mileage.:thumbup:
 

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my 1998 is barely shy of 80,000 mi! great car, no major problems, but comparativly its a new car compared to 180k and 223k
 

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Chit, Jagalag, I bought mine with 40K more miles than you have! I hit 156K today.
 

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Bought a 97 XLS for the wife in March with 182,118 miles on it, it now has 183,687
and runs fantastic. Have only had to have the rear sway bar links and bushings
replaced and a coolant flush since it was contaminated with 2 different types.
Just need to get the front sway bar links and bushing replaced and some new
brake pads and it will be like new again.

Still can`t over the deal I got on this car, listed for only $1795 and after tax and
license it came to $1932. :whatwhat:
 

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sickwilly said:
Chit, Jagalag, I bought mine with 40K more miles than you have! I hit 156K today.
Actually I bought mine with 67K on the clock in Oct 2004. I think I'm getting my moneys' worth.:lol:
Anyone have any major rust problems or the like on their GEN 1s'?
 

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have a 96 gold package , got it at 145k in 99, in 2002 odo stopped at 189. odo started working again finally 1 year ago. so im not sure exact mileage since it only reads like 210k right now, but im sure its over 300k, if not 400k! runs like a top still.
 

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My 96 XLS has just under 159k on it. I bought it in Aug 2005 with 139k.
 

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My '98 XLS has 131K with no rust whatsoever. I'm the second owner, and the first owner took very good care of it, as it runs brand new. Couple of scuffs on the outside, but what can ya say. I've had it for a month now.
 

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My 97 avalon has 58k miles- bought it a year ago with 52k miles. Looks like its brand new in and out. Hope to see 300K! Gotta love the Toyotas.
 

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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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