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The Top Gear car review:Toyota Avensis
For:Well built, well equipped, reasonably fuel-efficient and reliable
Against:Tragically dull, poor automatic gearbox, feels old next to newer, more able rivals
What is it?
Yes, you can still buy a brand new Toyota Avensis. We know, us neither. In true Toyota fashion, it’s about as much fun as a 50-plus swingers party. That said, the Avensis is not without merit.