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#374 of 3629 1996 Toyota Avalon xls
Nov 07, 2000 (2:02 am)
I bought a used 1996 Toyota Avalon xls from a well know used card dealer. I took it in 3 times for vibrating and they keep balancing and rotating tires, it took some of the vibrating away but not all. I was wondering I have dunlop tires on the rims that came with the car and they also don't keep the proper air pressure. I have to check and fill every other week, I love the car but this vibrating is very annoying, please help with some advise what could be the problem.
Nov 07, 2000 (2:58 am)
I bought a used '96 XL, and had a vibration problem. There was a bad rear tire; Dunlop. Once it was replaced, vibration ended.
Nov 07, 2000 (7:31 am)
Which dealer was this?
#377 of 3629 New England Auto Show
Nov 07, 2000 (7:15 pm)
Not much to report from the New England auto show in Boston. There were NO aftermarket accessories for the Avalon or any other car for that matter.
I saw a new offering from Hyundai, the XGL-300. This model is suppose to be an Avalon killer, and if looks could kill, it would be a prime suspect. The car is sharp with interior refinements that rival its much more expensive Japanese and European competition.
It is a bit underpowered at 192 hp, however, it offers all Avalon options (i.e. leather, heated front seats, moonroof, VSC, wood dash and steering wheel, etc.)as standard equipment for about $25,000.
Obviously, Hyundai does not have the pedigree and quality reputation of Toyota but this car, the XG-300, attracted a lot of visitors. Has anyone seen or test drove this new entry?
#378 of 3629 so cal dealer
Nov 07, 2000 (10:57 pm)
To rbacsafra: The dealership is Claremont Toyota. Talk to Dan, the Fleet Director.
Nov 08, 2000 (5:50 am)
oh baby on the price huh? hehe.
#380 of 3629 plastic anchor thingies
Nov 10, 2000 (3:19 am)
Thanks for the feedback..I'll try that this weekend...glad i haven't had time to rip them out
#381 of 3629 xl or xls?
Nov 10, 2000 (2:12 pm)
im in the market to lease a 01 avalon. I went to the dealer and we made a deal to price the car at 500 over invoice which comes out to a 533 a month for an xls for 39 or 544 for 36 months lease. The xl loaded(leather package) comes out to 465 a month. I love the dash on the xls but it's a nice difference in price, anyone have any suggestions? thanks.
p.s. pros and cons for xl and xls thanks
#382 of 3629 Dealer Installed VSC on XLS?
Nov 10, 2000 (4:02 pm)
I purchased my 2000 XLS in October 1999 in the LA area. There were no XLS's with VSC installed. I talked to over 20 area dealerships to no avail. I go skiing a lot and could really use the traction/skid control in the mountains. Since VSC uses the already installed ABS speed sensors, the XLS display contains the VSC alert functions, and the cable harness is installed, why couldn't any Toyota dealership install the missing parts by just ordering them as replacement parts? I contacted Toyota and they thanked me for my suggestion but could/would not go further with any assurances a VSC kit would be offered to the dealerships. This would be much cheaper than ordering the parts one-by-one. I really feel that since Toyota advertised this option but did not ship many of their cars with this option installed, they have an obligation to correct this. A year ago on Edmunds Help Email Bulletin Board, there were hundreds of comments all over the US with the same complaint that no one could find a Toyota with VSC installed. It would be so easy for Toyota to correct this problem. It would be a good will gesture. It would also make the cars safer especially in snow country.
#383 of 3629 AV GAS FILL
Nov 11, 2000 (3:31 am)
Just came from the local Shell station where upon filling the gas tank on my 2k Avalon I saw the meter reading 15.5 gal after three automatic shutoffs.Thereupon I proceeded to fill the tank to the brim by running gas slowly and when I had accomplished this the meter read 16.5 gal
This car is tough to fill to the brim. There's something like 3.5 ft of pipe between the gas filler cap and actual tank entry; much of it runs horizontally underneath the car to the tank which is mounted pretty much amidship.
Anyway, I'm wondering what most Avalon owners do. Do most fill to the brim as in my scenario above; especially if you're checking gas mileage on a miles per tank basis?