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#14097 of 14965 Re: Avy TV Advertisements [mackabee]
Oct 31, 2007 (1:31 pm)
thanks for the link - seem to remember that the Avalon was selling at a 'paltry' 3000 units/month back in its lame duck year 2004. Then the new one comes out, Toyota finally has a 'fast' sedan, and 'zap' sales exploded to more like 10,000 per month, the reason why the Avalon was in very short supply thru the summer of 2005. You Toyota guys must have been in hog heaven - a vehicle that you didn't have argue price? It is still somewhat impressive to me that the Avalon continues to sell at even 6000/month, indicating that perhaps it is being sold to somebody other than the 'old folks'. Have you noticed any demographic change in your 'average' Avalon shopper? I would assume also that the new Camry/ES has hurt Avalon numbers a bit?
#14098 of 14965 Re: Avy TV Advertisements [captain2]
Oct 31, 2007 (6:09 pm)
When the 05 came out it did bring out a lot of the younger buyers. I was seeing young singles and couples in their mid to late 20's buying Avalons! Now with the Camry Se I'm seeing it in reverse. A lot of empty nesters are buying the SE V6 with all the goodies. I remember the first 07 SE I sold to one of my repeat customers. First Camry I sold her was an 1998 XLE V6. She later traded that in on a 2003 Corolla LE. A big step down. She was retiring from the Post Office so she wanted something more economical. Last year the unthinkable happened and she lost her husband to cancer. She came in and traded the Corolla on a new Camry. Her son told her to look at the SE which I showed her one and it was love at first site. The guys at work were ribbing me that I sold a grandmother a sport sedan. She is very happy with it. I believe we have three 07 Avalons left. Two XLS and one Limited. Customers buying the 08 for the Bluetooth and six speed tranny.
#14099 of 14965 Re: Avy TV Advertisements [mackabee]
Nov 01, 2007 (8:49 am)
I've long been curious as to why there isn't a Toyota version of the RWD and/or R/AWD Lexus IS series.
The Camry and Avalon, Toyota's only products in this "class", are both FWD. Many of us "older folk" would look more than interestingly at a RWD in this class, and I would think many younger folks would be atracted to the extra "sportiness" of a RWD.
#14100 of 14965 Re: Avy TV Advertisements [mackabee]
Nov 01, 2007 (10:53 am)
And their problem is what, does gray hair mean you no longer are alive, must one conform to their or society's standards. If my friend Charlie at 6/4 was not such a woose we'd both be riding new Yamaha's but he chickened out taking a bike riding class when he hurt his ankle. good for the grandma............
#14101 of 14965 Avalon Owners Help
Nov 01, 2007 (11:24 am)
For all of you who might be as frustrated as I was with this stupid unit here is some possible help, I responded with a multitude of questions that I probably should have asked my salesperson but didn't out of trust. At least the drug companies post the side affects..........If it helps please let me know.
On Wed, 10/31/07, Remotes And Keys wrote:
From: Remotes And Keys
Subject: Re:help SENT10/4/07
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 5:38 PM
Sorry for the delayed response. Yes, we do carry a remote start system that can be operated with your OEM keyless entry transmitter. This system costs $84.99 and must be installed by an alarm shop in your area. If you would like to order this system, or simply have more questions, please call 1-866-539-6362 during normal business hours (Eastern Time.)
Thank you for your patience,
#14102 of 14965 Re: Avalon Owners Help [jlsexton]
Nov 01, 2007 (5:57 pm)
JL are you trying to add a remote start or do you have one already and need a remote fob?
#14103 of 14965 Re: Avy TV Advertisements [wwest]
Nov 01, 2007 (6:03 pm)
I have no clue as to why they don't bring a rear wheel drive vehicle under the Toyota brand. I guess they figure they'll leave it to Lexus.
#14104 of 14965 Re: 2005 transmission fix [highroller2]
Nov 11, 2007 (8:53 am)
I had my 05 Limited at the dealership for a week while they got all the parts to the TSB for transmission hesitation. Just got a call from the dealership yesterday saying they finished the TSB, but the car is still not right, so they are going to replace the transmission under warranty. Anybody else have the TSB done and still having problems? I didn't get a lot of details on the message they left me, so I am guessing they took it out for a test drive and realized it still had hesitation issues. Good news is I have a new 07 Camry LE as a loaner, not a bad car all in all while I wait for my Avalon to get repaired.
#14105 of 14965 Re: 2005 transmission fix [andrejak]
Nov 11, 2007 (9:08 am)
I had mine done on the 24th of last month. It had not been very bad, just surprising when it did its' thing.
So far it has operated just fine.
I had called them and they called me back when they had all of the parts required. I got to the shop at 8:15 and at 1:30 it was finished, washed etc.
Just hope it doesn't surprise me any more.
Nov 11, 2007 (11:46 am)
Toyota's quality fell according to Consumer Reports on some vehicles, no Avalons were cited but I do feel annoyed that anyone had tranny trouble is this day & age, 21st. Centuary and they can't get a tranny right.