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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#13734 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [mariod]
Jun 26, 2007 (12:28 pm)
First it was merely a question, not an attack, as was yours. If I got zapped as you did I most certainly would want to move on, not pour salt in the wound. Second, my comment on wonderful comments was something called SARCASM, if you look carefully you will see it in my response. I email toyotacares.com everything negative and tell them to tell corporate to SHAPE UP. Thirdly, don't get ticked at people because Toyota zapped you, I personally have had two Toyotas, a 1999 Camry which was, and is superb and I now own a 2006 (late mdl, as in end of July) Avalon Limited. The car is not perfect as is no vehicle, it has faults but so far no problems as you have had. Once again NEVER buy the first year of any makeover vehicle, something Consumer Reports always stresses. As far as Honda's, I looked at their top of the line Accord with a V6. I found it to be VERY noisy, the Limited is quiet as a mouse. I stopped buying American after getting zapped by Pontiac and other GM cars. My only complaint with Toyota so far is their lack of consumer courtesy and yes, arrogance. after a couple of BAD sales years they too will wise up. Send all the negative responses as do I, perhaps a deluge would have an effect. And last but not least, calm down, It's a car, not life threatening, you sold it, buy another, enjoy the fact we can afford these items. Sorry you got zapped.
#13735 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [avalonmike]
Jun 26, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Michael, congratulations and you are right about the rear seat.I actually purchased my Avalon for the back seat, for my Brother In Law who was huge and sister In Law who is 5/10. Boy did he fool me, he passed away without even getting a ride, so I have this huge car that I really don't need for another 3 years and rhen
I will go Lexus also, GOOD LUCK.
#13736 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [jlsexton]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:14 pm)
I am sorry to hear of your loss JL! The back seat of the Avalon is cavernous! Enjoy your Avalon! It's trade in value is much stronger than other vehicles I have owned. You might be able to trade up sooner than you think and if not it won't be a painful 3 years! You will love the ES350 too.
#13737 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [avalonmike]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:35 pm)
I appreciate the sentiments. To all, stay away from those damn gyms. This guy did everything wrong and seemed fine, his wife talks him into going to the gym to lose weight and thats where they found him, in his car with a heart attack after working out, go figure. He himself would have had a good laugh about this so eat, drink and be merry and avoid gyms at all costs. Michael I always sell my vehicles privately, this one is a year old end of July,I only have 4100 miles on it. No more commutes down to the Trade Center area, I retired the October 18th of the 911 attack, they missed me twice, 1993 & on 911, 2001, I was not going to give them a third chance and unfortunately it will come. Again, enjoy the Lexus.
#13738 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [jlsexton]
Jun 27, 2007 (3:00 pm)
Sorry to read of your loss too. I hope the person with the '05 who was getting the transmission TSB work done 6/27 reports on the results so we can all know if "the fix" works.
#13739 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [limiteddriver]
Jun 27, 2007 (3:41 pm)
It appears that Toyota has screwed up and refuses to admit it, as in Losing Face. Mitsubishi had to deal with it in Japan, the Japanese punished their corporate shenanigans by not buying their cars, all who were hurt by this should follow suit. Write Toyota's corporate, write letters to the editor warning fellow buyers, post it on other blogs. Believe me the bad publicity WILL be addressed, I'm not one who likes to sue but that is an alternative. Even with a discount this is an expensive car, more than what I paid for my house, I know it was a long time ago but we all tend to go down memory lane. NEVER give up............
#13740 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [mariod]
Jun 27, 2007 (6:59 pm)
Probably a Honda salesman putting down Toyota.
#13741 of 14965 Re: Steering column knock being repaired; also tranny TSB [mackabee]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:42 am)
Yes, you're absolutely right, your astuteness amazes me, that is, if you were refering to my post preceding yours. Nice to meet someone who researches prior to speaking as it is so unusual.
#13742 of 14965 Come on people
Jun 28, 2007 (6:06 am)
Let's not turn this into something personal. The sarcasm in the last few days isn't moving us anywhere that's productive.