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#3855 of 14965 AVALON TOURING O5 REVIEW...I GOT ONE!
Mar 31, 2005 (8:29 pm)
1. THE BACK TRUNK HAS A CHEAP MECHANISM FOR A LATCH
VERY DIFFICULT TO CLOSE ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLEY---YOU PRACTICALLY HAVE TO SLAM IT---NOW HOW BAD WAS THAT IN DESIGNE
STOP USING CHEAP STUFF
THAT GOES FOR THE HOOD TO ----DON'T YOU HATE WHEN THEY SLAM THE HOOD----THE SOLARA -2002 HAD VERY GOOD LATCHES ON BOTH AND YOU CAN PUSH IT AND IT LATCHED.---LISTEN UP TOYOTA.
EVERYTHING IN THE INTERIOR IS PERFECT, EXCEPT ONE THING
THE TOP LIGHT BUTTON ---THE MIDDLE -LONG ONE IS SOOOOOO CHEAP
TOYOTA STOP DOING THAT.
i HAVE HAD TOYOTA S ALL MY LIFE AND HAD ALMOST ALL MODELS with different YEARs so I qualify to say what I please with down right truth and facts
on with the review:
The ride is smooth I feel like a million bucks when I drive it I cannot get over that
beautiful cluster.The black leather seats with the silver panels,simply gorgeous
and those reclining seats that you can move 20 degrees im not sure maybe 10.my son who is very tall loves the back,very roomy.He feels as though your in the back of a Rolls-royce.
The power of the engine,great acceleration.Had races with other cars...im still winning as you all know,the Avalon 2005 touring with sporty suspension,is the fastest toyota in any class.That goes for you Lexus.Avalon might be for us old folks but its one of the fastest,and that 280 horse power is simply sweet.
I do not have a navigational system becuase I felt that is was not touch screen navigation.It is all manual,and thats not good.
C'mon add a Blue Tooth. .
This car in my opinion can be used as a limo,automobile,and for the fact is very luxurious,soft,roomy,pleasing to the eye,like no other.
If you want more a review just tell me i'll answer specific questions.I love this car.From a scale to 1 to 10 ill give it a 11.
#3856 of 14965 Re: What about the sound? [ronn]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:33 am)
Heheheh... Well my Audi is just one more reason I'm looking at the Avalon instead. I don't want to go off topic, so I won't go into details. I will merely say that my current vehicle has had serious repair issues since the 20k mark. The Avalon has been rated very well by CR over the years and reliability is a big deal for me this time around.
I'll give a full report after my experiences with the dealerships around here.
A Daiwhatzue? Gezuntheit.
#3857 of 14965 Re: EXHAUST PIPES UNEVEN [boatsman]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:41 am)
boatsman, you were certainly right about the uneven pipes and it seems it may be a systematic defect!
Maybe we can estabish the severity of this problem and a solution by polling the readership.
Can all 05 Avalon owners please answer the following questions?
1. Are your tailpipes uneven by at least 1/4"? ___ YES ___NO
2. If they are, do you suggest the L one should come up ___ or should the R one come down___?
3. Should Toyota recall and fix all our uneven Avalon tailpipes? ___ YES ___NO
#3858 of 14965 Re: EXHAUST PIPES UNEVEN [havalongavalon]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:44 am)
I'll keep an eye out for this when I visit the dealership tomorrow. Supposedly these guys have 7 Avalons in stock. I know when I'm inspecting the rear pipes I'll definitely look like a geek, but... Oh wait shirt says "Geek Inside".
#3859 of 14965 Re: EXHAUST PIPES UNEVEN [loudspeaker76]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:53 am)
"I'll keep an eye out for this when I visit the dealership tomorrow. Supposedly these guys have 7 Avalons in stock."
Thanks, LoUdSpEaKeR. Just don't get too distracted; remember that your main task will be to check out all 7 audio systems...
#3860 of 14965 Re: EXHAUST PIPES UNEVEN [havalongavalon]
Apr 01, 2005 (8:18 am)
"I have my rubber mallet ready. Question is, should I bump the R pipe down 1/4", or the L pipe up?
I'll wait for your suggestions until midnight tonight (April 1st.) "
Havalongavalon (love that name) - You and Boatsman have wife problems, not exhaust pipe problems. They're backing into the mailbox at the end of the driveway. Threaten them with that rubber mallet after using it on the car. (Just kidding, all you females. No need to report me to NOW.)
#3861 of 14965 Re: EXHAUST PIPES UNEVEN [groza]
Apr 01, 2005 (8:22 am)
No, my wife did that with her Yukon XL
#3862 of 14965 Re: What about the sound? [loudspeaker76]
Apr 01, 2005 (8:27 am)
When we picked up our limited the radio tone was adjusted to the "0" or flat settings. It didn't sound great until we got home and I read the manual and adjusted the treble, midrange, bass, and turned the surround sound to on. So if you don't think the stereo sounds that great when you try it, check to see how the tone is set. This is done by pushing in on the right (tuning) knob. I have had Boss in two different cars and think the limited's sounds much better.
#3863 of 14965 Re: Sunroof Wind Deflector [groza]
Apr 01, 2005 (8:34 am)
Groza, You are most probably correct about what I should do, however can you provide any more info about this item? (Toyota lists it as option code SD)
Thanks again, Rod
Apr 01, 2005 (9:03 am)
Ok I'm a little slow, what advantages - does bluetooth give us ? I have a cell phone that I use bluetooth to sync to my laptop but what devices would you use in a car?
Sorry just don't get it.