The backseat doesn't fold down, the clock cannot be set to a 24 hour clock (the US is the only country that uses a 12 hour clock), you cannot re-arrange set radio stations nor delete ones you've set, the leather on the seats is a poor quality and just within 4 months I have had to put a seat cover to prevent further deterioration, I had factory installed Remote Start which starts inconsistently...is only set for 10 minutes (I want 20 so the ice would actually melt)....and the car turns off as soon as your hand touches the door handle; I'm told that's a safety feature but I've had remote starts before and unless you have the key fob the car would turn off as soon as you step on the brake to put the car in gear (not THAT'S security!)
The last car we owned was a 2000 Toyota Avalon. We drove it for 16 years and would be driving it yet if my husband had not totaled it last December. It had 171,000 miles on it and it never gave any trouble. When we went to buy another car there was no question as to what car we would buy. We only looked at Avalons. In the 16 years since we bought our last car they have made so many technical advances that this car is loaded to the hilt with everything uou could put on a car. It is a dream car. We love Avalons because of the safety, reliability, interior size, gas mileage,etc. This car has so many little compartments to put things. They have used every little space. We love it, love it, love it!
I wanted a sedan with a sporty look, but also with sufficient interior space for 4-5 adults. I was also looking at an Accura TL, but that vehicle is everywhere. The redesigned Avalon looks unique and is not everywhere. It has all the "bells and whistles " - some of which I didn't even know existed. For example, the windshield wiper turns on when there is water on the windshield. Toyota has thought about all the little details. The Avalon gets great gas mileage, has a great repair record, drives smooth, and has incredible acceleration. GREAT VEHICLE!