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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#11493 of 14955 Re: 2007 Toyota Avalon Available? [mjinsj]
Mar 02, 2006 (6:11 am)
Yes I despise my 2006 Limited and continue here to try and save someone from the mess the car is.
7500 miles now and:
Dashboard rattles galore
Road noise louder than a 71 Chevy and way louder than my
98 Buick Lesabre or the new Buick Lucerne
The transmission hesitates all the time when shifting.
The Navigation system is almost useless due to over complexity
The XM radio cannot display more than 10 characters
The ENGINE has gotten so loud that people have asked me if I had a diesel. Also taps all the time.
Dealer says all is within normal limits except the dash noise which he will tear out to find the rattles but I know that if he does I know I'll end up worse
The front seats are as hard as rocks in comparison to the 2002 Avalon XLS or any of the buicks I've had. The Lucerne seats are great as usual for Buicks.
Also check out the distortion in the rear window.
Now go check out the new Buick Lucerne. I did and am trading in as soon as the NAv system is available for the Buick.
#11494 of 14955 Re: Improper MPG reinitialization [limiteddriver]
Mar 02, 2006 (10:48 am)
I have. Removed the gas cap a couple of times, without refilling, and the fuel milage did not reset.
How ever, twice now, it has dropped dramatically for no reason, then within 5-10 miles it is back to very near to where it was.
I don't mean just due to town driving. The first time, I had about 150 miles on the tank, fuel milage at 28.8 when I pulled into a parking lot. When I restarted the car and pulled onto the highwy, I looked at it and it read 9.9 . By time I drove about 5-10 miles, it was back up to 28.7.
John D 05'limited w 8.6k miles
#11495 of 14955 Re: Improper MPG reinitialization [johndjr]
Mar 02, 2006 (12:25 pm)
I started this subject and this is the same problem (if one may call it) I had. The reading actually was reset to zero when you restart the car. A short distance at low speed registered it as 9.9.
The reset itself does not bother me, but I am just concerned the computer or some electronic device upstream of the sensor is not stable and will cause bigger problems later.
#11496 of 14955 Re: Resetting MPG reading and trip MPG [deanie]
Mar 02, 2006 (12:30 pm)
This is interesting. I just wonder if resets on my car were caused by the similar circumstance. I have a sloped driveway but is not too steep. I would estimate it is a rise of 1 foot over 30 feet. I will experiment and see if that indeed caused my resets. If it is, I will be happy as it is not anything that is malfunctioned.
I agree with you on this design. Personally, I would rather have a manual reset.
#11497 of 14955 Re: Side windshades [charlesn1]
Mar 02, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I have an 05 Silver Limited and installed the windowshades from weathertech.com. I like them a lot. It's the second car I have had them on. They fit inside the window frame and are not glued on the outside. Go to the website to see them. I also installed their moonroof wind deflector too. The two items and my tinted windows give the car a sharp look. The website will show them on an Avalon. I'll try to get a photo of the car for you.
#11499 of 14955 Re: Improper MPG reinitialization [gbxk86a]
Mar 02, 2006 (3:59 pm)
Mine sometimes does this and I figured it was an accurate reading for the distance and I don't worry about it because it changes in a few more miles. When I have checked the computer mileage it's been very accurate. The changes caused by gasoline moving in the tank is interesting. Toyota engineers don't you test these things. My Buick doesn't have this problem. Algee will say, " See I told you Buicks were better than Avalons".
#11500 of 14955 Re: Improper MPG reinitialization [limiteddriver]
Mar 02, 2006 (4:11 pm)
Some maythink Buicks are better but compare the numbers re value at trade time...Avalons still have higher trade value than Buicks. Run the numbers for yourself to see, on kbb.com. I think our Buick expert just got a for himself.
#11501 of 14955 Tracking Avalon Mfg. Date
Mar 02, 2006 (4:30 pm)
I recently placed an order for an Avalon Limited. Now I am quite interested in keeping track of the car to find its scheduled "Build Date" at the assembly plant and finally the estimated delivery date. Does anyone know if this is possible for me to do over the internet? Appreciate your response. Thanks.
#11502 of 14955 Re: 2007 Toyota Avalon Available? [algee]
Mar 02, 2006 (6:18 pm)
If you have difficulties using the Nav system, ask your questions here and maybe somebody can help you.