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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
Feb 19, 2005 (1:37 pm)
I have been researching the New avalon for a while now and I gotta tell ya, this is the best forum ever!! I have learned so much from you guys that I couldn't find anywhere else. Thanks guys.
Now to get down to business. First off, I have driven the 2005 Toyota Avalon and I Love it. Yes, it could be a little quieter and I'm not so crazy about the plastic panel covering the radio but overall I think it is definitely a big improvement over the previous generation Avalon which was just plain hideous!!! I currently have a 1996 Avalon which I am considering trading in. I was actually quite surprised that the Avalon didn't come with Bluetooth and XM Satellite Radio standard on the Limited. I also thought the leather on the XLS looked cheap compared to the Lexus Leather.
I was wondering if anyone has any pics of the Graphite interior with the Darker wood trim. I was considering an Indigo Ink Pearl Avalon Limited with A light gray interior but since they don't currently offer this combination I'm thinking about getting the Graphite interior. I don't like the blond wood trim with the beige interior so I would probably have to get a different color if I wanted the light gray interior. Has anyone seen an Indigo Ink Pearl Avalon and what are your impressions. Thanks
#1722 of 14955 Re: Wood Colors [pmcb48]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:06 pm)
i have seen the dark wood on the light gray interior in the Maryland area.
#1723 of 14955 A Definite Upgrade
Feb 19, 2005 (2:16 pm)
Just purchased an Indigo Ink Pearl XLS with the ivory interior. I think the combo looks very classy and upscale. Had to pay full MSRP as dealers here in So. Cal have very few 05ís in inventory and quite reluctant to give any discounts.
Having just replaced an í05 Dodge Magnum RT (Hemi,340 HP), with the Avalon, I have to say I donít feel Iíve lost a lot of power. Although off the line torque is significantly less, power on the highway is great. Quality of materials in the Avalon are vastly superior to that of the Magnum. I do, however, have a problem with the door over the radio, it gets stuck in the closed position and requires a screwdriver to pry open. Dealer has a new door on order and should receive it in a couple of days.
Had Sirius satellite radio in the Magnum and loved it. Tried to find out if it was available on the Avalon in place of XM. I know its available on other Toyota models with the JBL stereo. I think if itís not available now, it probably will be in a short time. If anyone has any info, please let us know.
Overall, I feel upgraded by purchasing the Avalon. The new styling is sure attract younger buyers. It's a high quality vehicle with many features at a fair price.
#1724 of 14955 Re: 2 weeks of ownership [dshimkat]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:26 pm)
DOes this mean that the dealer can install the XM unit in a Limited with the JBL system?
#1725 of 14955 My newavalon
Feb 19, 2005 (2:32 pm)
Just traded my 2000 Chrysler300m for new Avalon. Got the XL with remote start, homelink, sliding roof, mats, emergency kit. I didn't realy want some of this "stuff" but that the way it came in. Paid MSRP, no dicount. Got Kelly blue book for trade in on my 300m. My wife has 2002 Camery and we are on our fifth Toyota. I was going to get a new Chrysler 300 but took it out for a test and felt very much closed in. So far, love the Avalon. I'm 69 but still feel and act 29...
#1726 of 14955 Dark wood interior
by vette '67
Feb 19, 2005 (2:39 pm)
To see a picture of the dark wood interior, cut-and-paste the following link. I had to use parenthesis around the link to get the link to copy properly. (http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=103801#8) Then, click the second interior thumbnail in the right column.
I've seen the dark and blonde wood in person, and I much prefer the dark.
#1727 of 14955 Re: Question [dogface5]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I'm 61, but don't feel it. We own a '96 Avalon, a '00 Tundra and 3 Plymouth Fury antique cars - I'm not one of them. We intend to purchase an '05 Avalon Limited to replace our '96.
By the way, you intelligent men and women should be able to guess my career from my forum "name".
#1728 of 14955 Re: [vette '67]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:44 pm)
Who and where is your dealership?
#1729 of 14955 Re: A Definite Upgrade [rtimbo]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:44 pm)
Can you describe what Indigo Ink Pearl looks like. Is it a deep blue but doesn't look black? Is it more purple than blue?
#1730 of 14955 Re: A Definite Upgrade [rtimbo]
Feb 19, 2005 (2:54 pm)
Could you post some pics of your Indigo Ink Pearl XLS with the Ivory Interior. Thanks