Used 1997 ToyotaAvalon

  • VIN: 4T1BF12B8VU205802
  • Stock: 205802
On The Lot
at MURREY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
Location Details
Odometer
183,994 miles
Fuel Economy
20.9/31.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Other
Interior Color
Other
Toyota Avalon
  • Carfax Free

Detailed Specifications

  • Max seating capacity: 6
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18
  • Horsepower: 200

Dealer Notes

The 1997 Toyota Avalon!

This is a superior vehicle at an affordable price! This 4 door, 5 passenger sedan provides exceptional value! Top features include air conditioning, front bucket seats, power windows, and much more. Under the hood you'll find a 6 cylinder engine with more than 200 horsepower, providing a smooth and predictable driving experience.

You will have a pleasant shopping experience that is fun, informative, and never high pressured. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
Overall4.8Out of 5
  • This is a GREAT, extremely reliable car

    By Ken on Sunday, April 07, 2013

    5.0
    I bought a used '98 Toyota Avalon XLS in 2005 with 70,000 miles on it. Eight years later it has 262,000 miles and the engine in still running beautifully. I finally needed to replace the transmission at about 240,000 miles, but who can complain about that? I was looking for a used car for my teen-aged daughter and found another '98 Avalon XLS with only 58,000 miles on it and bought it - she is thrilled with the car. It's comfortable, safe and reliable, and with just routine maintenance it appears it will go forever. I am so impressed that I can't recommend this car highly enough.
  • perfect beater

    By flcarkiller on Sunday, August 11, 2019

    5.0
    Bought this in January. I am a long-distance commuter for school purposes, and I put about four thousand miles on the car between February and April and another three thousand in the last month via daily commuting for an abbreviated summer term. The car is five years older than I am, it's not conventionally attractive (although I love the look of old Japanese cars), and as it has seen 25 Florida summers, it has a noticeable amount of hail damage to the roof. It doesn't have a CD player or keyless entry. Handling is not very good, and performance is weak by modern standards. I don't really care about any of that. I paid about $1,500 for the car, and I feel that it's paid for itself several times over. I have gotten several compliments from different mechanics, who have said that the car is in shockingly good mechanical condition for its age. I also average about 25 mpg in 30% city/70% highway conditions. I did put quite a bit of money into preventative maintenance/wear-and-tear items (C.V. axles, valve cover gaskets, etc., etc.), but that was because I am confident in the car's abilities. Parts are cheap as well. An engine assembly for this car will run you about $600, and there are plenty of good examples out there. Please note - some of the model years of this car and other cars with the same engine are prone to engine sludge. If you are not proactive about oil changes, you can and eventually will do serious damage to the engine. My car (Dec. '94 production date) is not one of the affected models. I still make sure to get oil changes every 4-5k miles, though. Also, make sure your radiator is functioning. I also own a '96 Lexus ES (has the same exact drivetrain), and it blew a head gasket due to the previous owner driving it for an extended period of time with a faulty radiator. Other than that, I can't think of any caveats when buying this car. It's a very low-risk vehicle, and it's perfect for young drivers. After all we've been through together, I think my Avalon deserves a good rest, so I am planning on upgrading in a couple weeks and keeping it as a second car. The replacement will likely be another large Toyota sedan, such as the Lexus LS430 (my first car was an LS400) or a newer high-spec Toyota Avalon.
  • Overall an amazingly designed vehicle.

    By Mr.Mec101 on Monday, September 02, 2013

    5.0
    Its not a Lexus but it sure feels like it, which makes sense because its designs and mechanics are very similar if not exact. For its price, the consumer is getting outstanding reliability, great fuel efficiency (considering the size of the family car, and size of the engine), a comfortable smooth ride, in a classy spacious interior, equipped with an award winning engine. It's outdoor appearance it's deceiving, but the xls provides a leather, wood trim, and electrical everything including a moonroof which comes in handy every time.

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