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TOYOTA AVENSIS - RELIABILITY IS STANDARD By Brian Foley

What's in a name? Ask that of the Toyota Avensis and the answer is simple, and its customer satisafaction. Add in reliability, peace of mind and a whole lot more happy motoring miles (and kilos), and that in a nutshell as it were sum up the Avensis. The Avensis was never a stunner in the styling stakes, but to call it boring would be a great injustice. Subtle changes have given a more modern look whilst upgrades to the interior benefit the passengers in more space and comfort. General mechanical upgrades result in greater running efficiency and economy. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and in the case of the latest Avensis this is most evident on the road in terms of overall refinement. The old saying 'steady as she goes' could aptly be applied to the Avensis. The Avensis is a actually quite a big car but it comes with no gimmicks or quirks and is so well planned out that it is easy to drive in city and country The saloon models have generous space for five adults and a boot that will easily accomodate the golf clubs, shopping and a wide variety of bits and baggage. There are estate versions for those who need extra carrying capacity. There is a range of petrol and diesel engines, and specification grades, with prices starting from €24,995 (ex-delivery).