Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - ukman

I'm thinking of buying a Toyota Avensis 2006 Diesel, but the only reason why i'm not sure whether to buy it or not is because I don't know if all diesel have something called a DPF.

Does the Toyota Avensis 2006 Diesel have a DPF?

The reason why I ask is because a few weeks back I bought a Mazda 6 Diesel and the dpf light flashed constantly and then the power died down and couldn't even drive it up a hill properly. Anyway i didn't want a repeat of that again, but am being told that the Toyota Avensis 2006 is a great car.

Should I buy a petrol or diesel?

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - gordonbennet

Suggest you have a peruse of HJ's reviews section, above, for this car, check out the good and bad section, it doesn't make good reading for the Diesel version and i would be inclined to avoid, not for DPF issues but mainly CHG issues.

Petrol versions, so long as you don't inadvertantly buy on oil guzzler, are generally good cars.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - ukman

Thank you I'll do that.

I know it's going to sound silly, but how do I know if I buy an oil guzzler? Is it the higher the power or something? I mean like a 2 litre and above?

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - gordonbennet

Bit of bother here, we're getting short power cuts (better start getting used to them i suppose as we shut our old reliable power generation sites down) here and one such occured half way through typing this post..:-)

HJ's review hopefully tells you which years and engines are best avoided.

Obviously on checking a car out you will look for signs of oil being burnt, whether the subject engines show their oil thirst visually such as a worn engine would i don't know, hopefully someone else can give you some pointers.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - Avant

If you're buying a car nearly 10 years old, a Toyota is a good one to choose as nothing soldiers on quite like an old Toyota, except perhaps an old Volvo.

I don't think many 2006 diesels had a DPF, but if you're mainly doing short journeys and your mileage isn't great, a petrol wil be fine. If you do go for a diesel, don't pay more for one of that vintage than you would for a petrol.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - bazza

And there's not really any point in a diesel unless you're doing say, over 15000 miles a year at least. A 1.8 Avensis would be fine, about 40 mpg and a whole lot less to go wrong. Some of the Toyota diesels had head gasket problems, but I think it was mainly the 2.2 diesels. The Mazda petrols are very good too, much more robust than the diesels, lthough sounds like you had a bad experience of the brand.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - gordonbennet

Agree Bazza, could be said that Mazda petrols are better cars than Toyotas, though Mazdas can rust badly around the sills and rear arches, though any car can rust if neglected by an increasingly bone idle motoring public who can't be bothered to hose out the caked on salt from underneath now and again.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - corax

If you know nothing about cars then a petrol Toyota is a good choice. Don't touch the diesels, the extra torque isn't worth it for the potential problems, especially when the 1.8 petrol will do 40+ mpg. If you go for a 2005 onwards you should avoid any oil consumption issues, although my dads 2003 Avensis has never used any oil and is incredibly reliable.

Not the most interesting car to drive but they make a lot of sense as a cheap to run load lugger.

Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - coopshere
Old Toyotas go on for ever but the diesels in the Avensis did have a lot of headgasket problems. Toyota did look after the owners with problems but mainly only if they had a Toyota service history. It would seem Toyota have now stopped a lot of diesel production themselves and the latest models are now fired with BMW diesel engines, so that probably speaks for itself. The Toyota 1.8 petrol engine is a good one to go for, it is reliable and quiet.
Toyota Avensis 2006 - I hardly know anything about cars - madf

Do not ever buy a Toyota with the 2.0 liter diesel made bewtween 2005- mid 2009.

HG issues, oil control rings, EGR valves.. - the original engine is pants.

The replacement engines given out free under Toyota's extended 7 year warranty were OK..

I repeat: do not buy a 2.0 d4d engine from that period unless you have written confirmation (Toyota invoice) for a replacement engine..

The engine has a Dual Mass Flywheel which last 100k miles or more if carefully used. But if needed replacement parts are £1000 plus..

Money pits if you have engine problems.. and you repair them properly (as opposed to bodge it and sell it)

Edited by madf on 13/12/2015 at 14:48

 

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