Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Avensis hatchback?
Toyota has a fine reputation for reliability and the Avensis is no exception. That's certainly the impression you get from the interior, as the materials are good quality and everything is built to last.
The only real problems we've heard of have been with the gearbox, which have mainly affected the early models (pre 2000) and at low miles. But, if you've got a model with more than 10,000 miles on the clock, it should be fine.