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#1921 of 14965 Pleasant experience
Feb 24, 2005 (4:56 am)
I just bought a Limited from Rick Simpson at Freeman Toyota in Hurst, Texas over the internet. I hate buying cars and kept expecting something to cause me to walk away but everything turned out just as Rick promised. I got a fair deal and I would recommend Rick if you are having trouble getting a fair price.
Question for the board-should I consider the extended warranty? I drove my 1996 Avalon 177,000 miles and plan to keep this one at least 100,000. Thanks for your help. This board has been invaluable in preparing to buy my new Avalon.
#1922 of 14965 Bench Seat/Column Shift
Feb 24, 2005 (5:16 am)
Apparently, you can't get an Avalon equiped this way anymore. Are many here bothered by that? I think it lends a much airer feel to the interior..
#1923 of 14965 Re: The seats [just me]
Feb 24, 2005 (5:50 am)
JustMe: Our 2005 Limited is limited in that the passenger's side seat does not go up/down. Did they put the wrong seat in our car? Can one of the dealers on this forum verify if the passenger seat is supposed to go up/down? Our front passenger seat goes forward/backward and the back tilts forward/backward--that's it. We traded in a 2003 Avalon XLS and the passenger seat went up/down like yours, JustMe.
I'm almost thinking they put the wrong seat in our car because the manual describes "Power Seats" with only one picture of the switches as they appear on the driver's side. They makes special note of the lumbar support switch only being on the driver's side, but no other differences. Hmmmm.--mickey
#1924 of 14965 Re: Perico1 [perico1]
Feb 24, 2005 (6:04 am)
I, interested in the gold package as well with black. Do you have a site where it shows or talks about the gold trim, cost, etc? Thanks. I would appreciate hearing back. I would like to order next week. Thats the only thing I haven't nailed down yet. I hate to spend a lot of time at the dealer while the salesman has to look everything up. I would just like to have him price it so I can see where I'm at. Thanks again. Hawkeye
#1925 of 14965 Re: Perico1 [hawk1eye]
Feb 24, 2005 (6:20 am)
My dealer quoted $150.00 for the gold package. It included the gold lettering and a gold emblem on the front grill. It also included gold pin-striping down each side of the car. I really didn't shop the price when I was looking, so I can't compare it to anybody. I have seen the gold on black on many cars and have always loved the look but I have not seen it on a new Avalon. I did decide against a spoiler for now....just doesn't do much for me, being so flat and small with no light. Perico
#1926 of 14965 Re: Motor Trend Test [douglas1]
Feb 24, 2005 (6:56 am)
Would you mind posting the timed 0-60 and Braking Distance information? Abfisch was very concerned that the new Avalon won't stop.
#1927 of 14965 Re: The seats [mickeyb1]
Feb 24, 2005 (7:58 am)
"JustMe: Our 2005 Limited is limited in that the passenger's side seat does not go up/down. Did they put the wrong seat in our car?"
My Limited's passenger side seat bottom also does not go up/down, just forward/back. The seat back tilts forward/back. Any comments from other's that have already taken delivery of their Limited's?
#1928 of 14965 mickeyb1..Re: The seats [dshimkat]
Feb 24, 2005 (8:44 am)
I'm not crazy, one of the first things I did in my XLS is lower and raise my seat, and it did go up and down like in my 04. The way it's done is by putting your finger on the bottom in the CENTER, (only works when your finger is in the center) of the longest gadget on your left of drivers side seat, push up or lowering it by doing the same from putting your finger on the center at top of the gadget and push down. I'm just wondering, because of the extending feature of the seat on the Limited which you both seem to have, would that not work?? That would seem strange, but works on my XLS. Why not call 1-800-GO-TOYOTA and ask them. I find them capable of answering many questions. If the person answering can't, they say hold on and they ask some tech person and come back with an answer, so far that has worked for me. I got another number last night 1-800-331-4331 that I received from Toyota in a survey for my new Avalon 05, and they said if I have any questions to call them at that number. So perhaps you can get the answer there if not from your dealer. Let me know how you both make out and wish you both Good Luck.
#1929 of 14965 Re: The seats [dshimkat]
Feb 24, 2005 (8:47 am)
Dshimkat, I just reread your message, sorry, it doesn't work for the passenger side, only for the drivers side. It didn't work on the passenger side of my 04 either.
#1930 of 14965 Re: The seats [mickeyb1]
Feb 24, 2005 (8:52 am)
Mickey, sorry, it doesn't work for the passenger side seat, only the drivers seat. It didn't work on the passenger side seat of my 04 either. Sorry, I thought you were speaking of the drivers side where it does work. Regarding the passenger side, when my wife drives I always recline the back of my seat slightly anyway for more comfort so I don't need an up and down for the passenger side. I am so sorry I didn't read your post properly and thought you were speaking of the drivers side. Forgive me. Yes you have the right seats installed.