Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Avensis saloon?
The interior of the Toyota Avensis is well screwed together, but the dashboard plastics come in some very unappealing plastics which could scratch, so check the door panels around the grab handle for wear, and around the ignition slot on T2 and TR models for marks where owners might have damaged it with the key. T4 and T Spirit models have push button start, which solves that problem.
The Avensis is a big car and only the top models came with parking sensors, which means the bumpers may have some scrapes. Paint repairs can be costly, so give the car a thorough going over. Alloys are also susceptible to damage, especially if the car lives in an urban environment. If every wheel is marked, then be alert for other signs that point to a general lack of care for the car.