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#14915 of 14955 Re: Tire recommendation for 2006 Avalon XL [tashidad]
Dec 22, 2011 (8:16 am)
I put Yokahama Avid S 215/60/R16 on my 2007. I have been very pleased with the ride, quietness, etc., for 15K miles. These tires seem to be compared favorably with the Firestone Precision touring, and are reasonably (?) priced. I looked at Toyo tires, but they were very pricey.
#14916 of 14955 Poor FM Reception
Jan 10, 2012 (10:55 pm)
Just bought a very nice '06 Avalon XL but the FM radio reception seems very poor and not as good as my now for sale '99 XLS. Antenna is printed on the inside of rear window but I can't tell the difference between rear defroster lines and antenna. Any suggestions for better reception? Thank you.
#14917 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [terrymac]
Jan 11, 2012 (1:28 pm)
Apparently you have a rare case of poor reception as I'm in a rural area, my reception is great, I was amazed at the, as you put it, printed antenna performance, even the AM is superb. I am going to hate to give this vehicle up this year if they re-style the 2013. Been waiting 2 years, only have 30,000 miles on it.
#14918 of 14955 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance
Jan 11, 2012 (7:34 pm)
I have the regular 16 inch tires on my new to me Avalon and the recommended PSI is only 29, which sounds low to me. My biggest complaint about my old "99 XLS was the low clearance under the car. I was always bottoming out and those tires had 32psi in them. Are you other 2006 Avalon owners with 16 inch tires really only inflating to 29? I was hoping to not bottom out so much in this car. Thanks.
#14919 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [terrymac]
Jan 15, 2012 (2:53 am)
not a rare case.. mine is rubbish also.. my wife's corola can receive stations clearly without extending the antenna, ones which I can not get at all.. [this is in Dubai..]
but then this is a small thing compared to the many other issues and just another disappointment for me with this cheap quality c**p car..
#14920 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [doobre]
Jan 15, 2012 (4:51 am)
I live over 65 miles from NYC, I receive all the FM, AM stations from there. considering all the obstacles in it's path I judge that as GOOD reception. Dubai, well I know you're not getiing those stations. Since I have no idea where your broadcasting is coming from, I can't comment, your wife has a metal extending antenna, perhaps you might consider getting one also. As far as cheap quality c**p car, I simply can't agree. My Avalon has not had one problem other than the remote start & a gas door that decides when it wants to open, although I've fixed that by moving the plastic connector to the top when I close it. Is it perfect, no, nothing manmade is. Read the Consumer reports write up on the Benz or Land Rover, Jaguar etc. Very expensive ego purchases that don't perform well at all. I'm fortunate enough to be able to but any car but my Scottish Heritage forces me to be cost conscious, I want more bang for the buck & the Avalon Limited provides me with that. Although if they don't re-style the 2013 I will be looking elsewhere. EIGHT years of the same style, with only face lifts is boring. I hope Toyota monitors this blog.
#14921 of 14955 Re: 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance [terrymac]
Jan 16, 2012 (6:23 pm)
I have a 2007 with 16" tires and keep them inflated to 29 PSI per the door stickers. I am afraid that 32 PSI would cause a decrease in ride quality.
You just have to remember that any late model Avalon has low clearance and drive accordingly. I have experienced minor bottoming problems on steep driveways, etc., and just try to be extra careful (slower) in those situations.
#14922 of 14955 Re: 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance [popsavalon]
Jan 17, 2012 (3:17 pm)
The 29 PSI is for ride only, as in soft, I use 32 PSI & have for ALL my Toyota's.
#14923 of 14955 Re: 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance [jlsexton]
Jan 17, 2012 (7:09 pm)
I agree that the 29 PSI is for ride, I tried 32 PSI and did not like the harsher ride.
The real point is that 3 PSI will not affect ride height enough to make up for the fact that Avalons do not have a lot of ground clearance, and a person must drive accordingly.
#14924 of 14955 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS Goodyear Comfort Tred Assurance Tires
Jan 17, 2012 (7:31 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Toyota Avalon used with 57,500 miles
I bought it used from car dealer, car is excellent
the tires on it were choppy,but had lots of tread,uncomfortable ride,
loud noises rolling down the road.
I decided to put new tires on it researched
I ended up buying 4 Goodyear comfort tred assurance 215/55/17
I bought them from Goodyear 600.00 plus alignment,m&b,road hazard
the tires are suppose to be quiet and a comfortable ride'
also they are competitive if you want a goodyear tire they price match
if you find there tire cheaper somewhere else, which is great
if you look on tire rack.com and consumer revews,goodyear tires.com
that will help you make the right choice I am sure.
I have about 200 miles so far, had to end up taking it to the Champion Toyota Dealership Gulf Freeway. I love this dealership new location.
Goodyear on kirby drive in Pearland Tx, could not balance and align the car correctly.
I am going to get my money back for alignment and balance
the one thing I liked about goodyear is you have up till 30 days
to pick another tire they sale,if you are not happy
after going to dealer and getting alignment and wheels balanced properly
I am very happy, I think as I put more miles on these tires I will be happy
I will let you know. otherwise I would probably go with Michellins tires next time .