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#14705 of 14955 Re: trading up 2001 to 2007 Avalon advice [bteye]
May 03, 2009 (12:39 pm)
60,000 on a 2001, if you have taken care of it you should get 150,000 or more so why is it not reliable ?
I have a late model 06 (built in July), I've had none of the problems on the forum but have had a couple of quirks with the keyless starting syetem, as in not starting, acting like it was started, dash lit, headlights on in garage. So far a couple of re-starts, shut it off, it immediately re-started, this happened twice when the engine was hot. Me, I'd keep the 01, I like Toyota, my Camry was great, this has as stated some quirks, I will look at an all wheel drive Acura TL in 2010. As far as GPS if you actually need one, get a Garmin, Consumers rates it best. Until Toyota has a decent one I would go after market. Great car my Avalon, rides great gets really good mileage on Mobil, bad on Sunoco, so I put up with the quirks.
#14706 of 14955 Re: trading up 2001 to 2007 Avalon advice [bteye]
May 03, 2009 (1:02 pm)
My '07 Limited w/Nav has been perfect to 38k miles. This is my third Avalon, owned one of each generation, all fine cars. I would agree with both posts #704 and #705 above. You should have a good car now but if the '07 is priced right for what is offered, OK, go for it. You don't need the factory Nav, it is not that good compared to the competition. Hope this helps....
#14708 of 14955 Re: trading up 2001 to 2007 Avalon advice [bteye]
May 04, 2009 (4:28 am)
I'll chime in here too... I have an '06 XLS. Car has had two problems in 36K, one was the steering column clicking, and a failed O2 sensor. Other than that it has been a great ride. Overall MPG for me was around 21-22 but that is all city or gridlock highway. 30MPG is more than doable at 65. Expect 28 or so at 75-80. I also have owned an '03 and can tell you the '06 is superior in just about everyway. My '06 is just about ready to come off lease and if it wasn't for the Hyundai Genesis I would be leasing another Avalon.
As for pricing on the '07 you are looking at, like others said, check all the online guides (KBB, Edmunds, etc) and make an offer based on that. Of course with the economy the way it is you can probably go for the low end when making an offer.
#14709 of 14955 Which best Tire for Avalon 06 limited
Jun 26, 2009 (1:10 pm)
It is time to change my Toyo tires on my Avalon 06 Limited. I have 3 choices
Bridgestgone, Yokohama & Dunlop in addition to Toyo.
Any one can advice which to choose from experience . the highest price is Bridgeston and the lowesr is Dunlop.
#14710 of 14955 Re: Which best Tire for Avalon 06 limited [nidal]
Jun 26, 2009 (1:47 pm)
A one set limited experience with Dunlop was not good. Toyo is a great tire for performance but the ride is firmer than most and you get a little more road noise, we have used them on both an Avalon and v6 Accord. No experience with the other two brands. My '07 Limited actually has N filled Nexen tires on it, great ride and performance at half the price of Michelins, the tire guy recommended them. Also, my driving is in GA/FL, there is little snow or ice so if that type of weather is a factor it might affect your decision.
Others will probably reply about the Bridgestone and Yoko brands... Good luck.
#14711 of 14955 Re: Which best Tire for Avalon 06 limited [nidal]
Jun 27, 2009 (12:58 pm)
And I would have to disagree about the Dunlops. I live in NY, had 2 sets on my Camry (previous car) got good mileage 54,000, & good traction in bad weather.
Rotated then every 10,000 miles. Buy a AAA rated tire, my Avalon limited has Michelin, quiet, good in bad weather, only 13,000 on them so far, can't comment on mileage.
#14712 of 14955 Re: Which best Tire for Avalon 06 limited [fin]
Jul 06, 2009 (6:41 am)
fin, how many miles have you put on the Nexens? Any idea of how much mileage you'll get out of them?
Thanks in advance.
#14713 of 14955 FLOOD 2006 AVALON
Jul 06, 2009 (6:49 am)
CAN ANYBODY FIX MY FLOOD 2006 AVALON IN ATLANTA AREA PLEASE? TOYOTA IS NO GOOD. THEY CHARGED ME $400 AND COULD NOT GIVE ME GOOD DIAGNOSTICS.PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.
#14714 of 14955 Re: Which best Tire for Avalon 06 limited [branch15_5]
Jul 07, 2009 (12:35 pm)
Branch15: Now at the 10 month mark with 14k miles. Just did another rotation before the 4th as we were taking a short trip. The tires look like new except for a little edge wear on the outside. Typical. Keep in mind my driving is mostly suburban and interstate in the southeast. Also, they are N filled at 34psi cold, the ride is a little firmer than most in a Limited, but with excellent handling for a soft suspension car.
My best guess, 40k miles is reasonable to expect, more very possible. Been a Michelin man for decades but these things were half the price as a set and my tire guy has Nexens on his big MB custom cruiser sedan. To this point they act like Michelin. We never saw snow this year so that's still an unknown, but in GA, no real concern.
So far, so good. But pay close attention to the balance job as these tires generally need more weights than a Michelin. Not a problem but make them do it right especially if you cruise above 80.... Hope this helps..