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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#1468 of 1539 Re: Ex-rental 2008 Avalon XL [toyotron]
Jul 28, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Sounds like you are bothered by flaws you have already found in this rental car. Toyota has a lot of warranty plans for a price, of course. You might want to negotiate for a warranty to be more comfortable with the car. Personally, I think you can find a better deal than what you were offered. I would go for a 2009. Even the 2009 XL's have traction and stability control as standard features. Just my 2 cents worth. BTW, I bought a new 2009 XLS and am very pleased with it. I have a 75K bumper to bumper warranty.
#1469 of 1539 quoted $31,548 for 2009 XLS
Jul 30, 2009 (5:54 pm)
Is this a good price considering the uncertainty of the availability of 2010s? I was hoping to get $4000 below MSRP (of $34,700+).
#1470 of 1539 Re: Ex-rental 2008 Avalon XL [toyotron]
Aug 05, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I bought an '08 Touring (certified Toyota dealer) that had been a rental (Hertz). I expresssed similar concerns, but after some research found that the Avalon is in the "luxury" fleet and not as "beat upon" as a Cobalt or similar car. Mine had 21K and I paid 22.5K in June '08 and now have 75K. I have had NO problems with the car. I came from an Audi, but absloutely love this car for is comfort and RELIABILITY.
#1471 of 1539 Re: Ex-rental 2008 Avalon XL [diekema]
Aug 05, 2009 (10:26 pm)
Thanks Diekema. You got a very good deal on your car and it seems you are driving it a lot also. I bought a 2008 Avalon Touring last week already and I love it. It seems that these used Toyota dealers are getting most of their cars from auctions. Every Avalon I saw was ex-rental but it still runs smooth. I got mine for 19K with 36K miles on it. It is very clean inside so I'm very happy.
#1472 of 1539 2010 Avalon Limited
Oct 01, 2009 (9:06 am)
I'm curious to get some thoughts - I'm ordering a 2010 with the red exterior with graphite leather interior - the deal that i've currently got, after a few jirations back & fourth with the dealer is $33,400 and after tax, title, etc.. we're out the door at $36K
Is this a good price???
#1473 of 1539 Re: 2010 Avalon Limited [grogman1]
Oct 01, 2009 (9:43 am)
You're paying too much. In Jul 08 I bought a new 2008 Avalon Limited [w/o nav and w/o adpative cruise] for about $33K at 0% interest. I negotiated in the price the 7 yr/100K warranty. Let them know you are shopping other dealers and don't be afraid to walk out. Use this line as you walk out the door: "At least the Buick LaCrosse floor mats won't kill me." They know GM and Ford are giving cars away and the Buick is a strong competitor. Play hard ball...they're doing it with you.
#1474 of 1539 Re: 2010 Avalon Limited [35divg2]
Oct 01, 2009 (9:52 am)
Got the mats thrown in - so is the $33K out the door? (No Nav, adaptive cruise but added power passenger seat). If so, it doesn't sound like I'm that far off based on what you got, assuming that's a good deal.
#1475 of 1539 08 touring scratches on console
Dec 25, 2009 (9:02 am)
Does anyone know how I can get scratches out of the silver console?
#1476 of 1539 Bought a 2008 Touring - prior rental
Jan 27, 2010 (10:29 am)
from a So. Cal. GMC dealer last week. He bought several 08 Touring models at auction. Price was $15,950, not certified of course, but $3-5k less than the Toyota dealers were asking. He wouldn't budge on the price, but given the prices other dealers were asking (even non-Toyota dealers) I can see why. Car has 45k miles, so pretty well used, but clean enough condition (most of the Avalons at this dealer had wheels that showed impact with curbs, but not this one . Bonus - this one has nearly new Michelins.
#1477 of 1539 Re: 08 touring scratches on console [debi55]
Jan 29, 2010 (9:51 pm)
The "aluminum" is glue on paper. My 08 has only 8k on the odo and the paper is peeling off of the console.