Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 12:51 PM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#14573 of 14963 Re: Cruise cancelled when wash/wipe used +++
Oct 07, 2008 (1:16 am)
Three years on, still the same problems with this heap of s**t..2005 XL
- the transmission still jerks, lurches, jumps, slips, shudders and thuds.. and changes to the wrong gear for no logical reason.
- the steering wheel clamp still comes loose and drops the steering wheel...
- the wipers still cannot clean the windscreen properly
and as before the wipers still cancel the cruise setting and light up the ABS and handbrake lights at the same time..
plus lots of other small annoyances..
All of the above are of course intermittent and impossible to make happen.. So Toyota can do nothing about them, lucky for Toyota.. W**kers
I hear the Avalon will finish in 2010.. good ridance...
#14574 of 14963 Re: Cruise cancelled when wash/wipe used +++ [doobre]
Oct 07, 2008 (5:37 am)
Has anyone ever check the battery negative post grounding system..??
Battery negative is usually grounded well to the engine block and then a ground strap from the engine block to the chasis, typically near the firewall.
#14575 of 14963 A rough few weeks....
Oct 07, 2008 (8:14 am)
Wow, its been a tough few weeks for my '06 Avalon. First my uncle rear ends me on the way to a wedding and dings up the rear bumper. Then my Grandfather's neighbor smashes in the fender and creases the door (while its parked). Now, its at the dealer for a check engine light that was the O2 sensor. Covered under warranty and fixed quickly, however, my question is: has anyone had this problem? I would think 28K miles is a little premature for this part. Oh well, this was the first unscheduled dealer visit in over 2 1/2 years so I am not complaining. Heck even with the bad part my weeked trip yielded 27.8 MPG cruising at 75 - 80 with a fair amount of city driving... not bad.
#14576 of 14963 What are they thinking????
Oct 08, 2008 (11:34 am)
Despite the one unsatisfied customer above, I've never personally met anyone with a bad Avalon. The car seems to be gathering an audience of larger car, comfortable, roomy and luxurious cars, but not quite ready for the Lexus buyers, who want decidedly more than a long Camry, and they're going to kill the car? What did they do, hire a bunch of GM executives now? I think that's just crazy.
#14577 of 14963 Re: What are they thinking???? [nvbanker]
Oct 08, 2008 (12:04 pm)
Who's going to kill the car?
I haven't heard anything?
#14579 of 14963 Re: What are they thinking???? [oldnall]
Oct 09, 2008 (6:50 am)
FWD cars are no longer selling into the "upscale" market.
#14580 of 14963 Re: What are they thinking???? [wwest]
Oct 09, 2008 (7:42 am)
Good. I always enjoy seeing those RWD, "upscale" cars slipping, sliding and virtually immobile as I cross Snoqualmie in the Winter.
#14581 of 14963 Re: What are they thinking???? [wwest]
Oct 09, 2008 (1:04 pm)
depends on how you define 'upscale' doesn't it? Would suggest to you strongly that the average Avalon buyer couldn't care less about FWD vs. RWD dynamics - heck I would even go so far as to say that most of them wouldn't be able to identify the Avalon as a FWD car after driving the darn thing - for a year! They would care about a vehicle's size, its comfort, its ride, bling levels etc. something that the Avalon has in spades. If you think that the 'average' Joe that's got a BMW on his mind is going to care about the RWD- you're right - the Avalon buyer OTH - hell no, one car is 'upscale' the other really isn't.
#14582 of 14963 Re: What are they thinking???? [nimimi]
Oct 09, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Amen! The American driving public is not ready for 'wwest's' mass exodus back to our roots. Wishful thinking, I'm afraid.