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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#12934 of 14955 Re: USELESS ACCESSORY [gartmacd]
Aug 05, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I have been monitoring this forum ever since we purchased our 2005 Avalon (Limited)in February 2005. We had previously owned a Lincoln LS which was a complete and total disaster. I am happy to say that we have 14K miles on the Avalon and have been very pleased with the car thus far. Unlike some of the people who have posted, our experience with the laser guided cruise has been good and I use it often, however, there is very little traffic on my work commute.
I do agree with many posters that the navigation system is difficult to use. Our other car is an Acura TL (2004) and the navigation system is superior by a very very very large margin. I have not experienced any of the transmission issues documented in this forum.
I did have a squeak in the rear seats which the dealer could not fix. I figured it out myself and fixed it with a quick adjustment of a single bolt. Overall this car has been great. It is my sixth toyota and is performing to the top quality standards that I have come to expect.
Have a great trip and do not hesitate to point out the good as well as the trouble spots.
#12935 of 14955 Re: USELESS ACCESSORY [hsakuragi]
Aug 06, 2006 (4:30 am)
Hi hsakuragi, can you provide more details on the aftermarket remote start and the iPod interface you have used with your avalon.. supplier and price etc...
#12936 of 14955 Re: USELESS ACCESSORY [doobre]
Aug 06, 2006 (9:27 am)
for remote start, refere message #12923 of 12935
for ipod, you have to contact SE region toyota dealers and see if they can sell them to you as accessiores and ship it to you if you are not in the SE region, I'm not allow to give you the information where I got it from, but the price is 180 for the adapter, and yes, it's OEM and works with the steering wheel control.
#12937 of 14955 Re: USELESS ACCESSORY [jlsexton]
Aug 06, 2006 (10:34 am)
I once heard this one and thought I'd pass it on for what it's worth; " It's better to be tried by twelve than carried by six!"
#12939 of 14955 topic
Aug 06, 2006 (2:15 pm)
Let's get back to the Avalon, folks.
#12940 of 14955 Re: topic [pat]
Aug 06, 2006 (8:12 pm)
Thanks Pat: Too bad folks can't use the Forum as intended--pass on the goodd,bads and experiences regarding the specific car. Can you pre=screen replies and remove the "venomous" ones? Grat network the Forum!!
#12942 of 14955 New Car Test Drive Report
Aug 07, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I just stumbled upon a review on www.nctd.com on the 2006 Avalon. Here's an interesting exerpt:
"Avalon's engine and transmission deliver unobtrusive performance. Fifth gear is a relaxed overdrive, allowing the engine to loaf on the highway. Driving over steep mountain passes with some determination rewarded us with 268 horsepower backed by an automatic that knows when to shift. In tighter sections, where our speeds were in the 30 to 50 mph range, we decided to operate the transmission in manual mode, tap-shifting from second to third gear and revving up and down through the corners."