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Toyota present the Avensis T4 1.8 VVT-i 4dr Saloon with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Excellent

very safe, stylish, well built, executive image, l...

slightly harsh ride, slightly louder level of road...

This car doesn't cost very much, it's priced very aggressively to target the Fords and Vauxhalls of the World, yet it exudes quality which isn't totally out of place in the class above in the BMW, Audi, Lexus and Mercedes category. Firstly the doors shut superbly, better than my Mercedes E Class...

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Excellent

Well built, smooth gear changes, very safe car

Handling not so good

Being in need of a new car, I was on the outlook for a car simliar to my previous (see Honda Accord review http://www.ciao.co.uk/HondaAccord18Review5613916 ). I wanted something that was of similar power, I didn't want to downgrade to a smaller car. I very much enjoy driving and so the choice of...

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Excellent

Great value for money, reliable, looks good, very ...

no rear wash/wipe, no MP3 dock, not brill on MPG, ...

I have the 4 door saloon from 2002, bought ex-dem at £16,000. List price at the time was £21,000 I think. Mine has done 45,000 miles and has cost little to service and look after, It is a beautiful shade of dark metallic blue. Lovely! I used to have an E class Mercedes and it hard to move away...

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Super

Reasonably priced. Extremely reliable. Economical ...

A bit sluggish. Lot of road noise. VERY intrusive ...

~ ~ Toyota, and one of their main Japanese competitors Nissan, have been the most popular choice of vehicle for the Irish taxi-driving fraternity for about the past 15 years. The main reason for taxi driver’s fondness for vehicles from the land of the Rising Sun is fairly simple to...

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Excellent

Comfy on long trips, Reliable, Safety Features

Very Few, except the mpg in town at rush hour

INTRO: Before I owned my current Avensis (1.8GLS Auto 5 Door Hatch) I had the 2 litre Auto CDX Saloon as a company car. When I went to another job which didn't need to provide a company car I was so impressed with how little trouble the car had given me (compared to other makes previously!) that...

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Super

“Wouldn't buy one brand new”

published 20/08/2001

Relaible, Good level of equipment, smooth drive

Exterior styling

This is definitely a good car to drive and own...but I wouldn't buy it brand new. I got to drive the Avensis for almost 6 months. While waiting for my company car (see my op to find out which one) an Avensis was given to me to drive until my car was delivered. I was actually given a Ford Mondeo...

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Excellent

“Wise Choice”

published 08/01/2007

Spacious, Big Boot, Comfortable, Sat Nav, Climate ...

No Voice Control, No Leather as Standard

Toyota have always impressed me from the various fleet cars i have driven,Toyota have always come out top against its class competitors. So there is was no surprise when i found my self in a toyota garage looking for my next private car. I opted for the T4 automatic option (manual available)...

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Super

nice styling, nice drive, lots of good gadgets

reliability on early models

I can still vividly remember starting a new job around two years ago and being presented with the list of company vehicles from which to choose my new transport for the coming three years. This list was different to all others I had seen - not the bog standard list of Ford and Vauxhall - it had...

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Super

Looks good

Heavy brakes, lack of headroom

My partner and I have both been admirers of the Toyota Avensis since it appeared on the market and intented to purchase one on replacing our current vehicles. It was thus with pleasure that we found we'd been allocated a Toyota Avensis during a week's vacation to Scotland visiting family. The car...

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Excellent

published 08/04/2008

This car is an absolute pleasure. I purchased my Toyota Avensis when it was two years old and have found it to very ecconomical and reliable. I can honestly say that it has mechanically caused me no problems at all. My favourite aspect is the absolute comfort of the interior. I find this car a pleasure to be in and more importantly a pleasure to drive. Its the smoothest car I have ever driven. Its a very spacious car, ideal for the family with plenty of storage space in the boot.

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Excellent

published 14/07/2007

We owned a 1999 Toyota Avensis 1.8 GS estate for 7 years. We bought the car from a car supermarket with 13,000 miles on the clock and sold at 99,000 miles. During the 3 year warranty we had the clutch and a gearbox bearing replaced. Once out of warranty we had no problems whatsoever. All MOTs passed 1st time and our only expense was routine servicing. This was an excellent family car, economy was 36-38 MPG, performance good, even when fully loaded with camping gear. To replace t we have bought another Toyota.

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Excellent

“Avensis 1.8 Gls”

published 14/08/2000

Very reliable, smooth, comfortable drive

Could have quicker low-gear acceleration

I have now owned my Toyota Avensis 1.8 GLS for about one year. Before I bought the car, I set out a criteria of what I wanted and then sought to find a car that best met my criteria. I extensively researched the car market and even got a copy of Which! magazine's car report's. Two cars stood out...

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Satisfactory

Reliability and build quality

Lack of performance / power

Pants is the only way to describe the Avensis. The model I have at the moment is the 1.8 GS VVT-I saloon. Toyota charge £14495 for the privilege of parking one of these “things” outside your house. Toyota have long been associated with build quality and reliability, but in my opinion...

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Excellent

“210,000 miles later”

published 24/09/2005

Very Very reliable and low running costs

Older modals now look dated and bland

I'm a taxi driver and my 1.8 gls Avensis has gone past the 210,000 mile mark and this car has been the best car i have ever had for reliability - and for me thats paramount. Ofcorse parts do wear but i have to say the only parts ive replaced is the clutch at 190k! a few bushes at the front, an...

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Excellent

“Legendary Toyota Avensis!”

published 05/05/2008

Faultless reliability, comfort, refinement, near s...

Dated interior

Excellent. I needed a car with oodles of space and mega reliablity.......I was not disappointed! I had had my first Toyota 3 years ago, a Celica, and could not believe how together a 150000 mile car could feel. I needed a five door family car, so my first stop was to test drive a Vectra. With...

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