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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#5320 of 14961 Re: I couldn't believe this comparison [avalonbob]
May 05, 2005 (11:29 am)
My uncle owns a 02 ES300 that came with the ML sound system although I think the one in the LS is a higher end system. But even the one in the ES has outstanding clarity crispness that must be heard to be believed. Sound & Vision , which is a magazine for audio and video enthusiasts ranked the ML the best car audio system. My 2003 Camry has 3 in 1 JBL sound system with 8 speakers which certainly isn't a bad sound system but definitely not in the same league as the Mark Levinson. Although I am pretty sure the 12 speaker system in the Avalon is probably a lot better than the one I have. There is a reason why the ML is not offered on any Toyota products. It is one way to keep the two brands distinct.
#5321 of 14961 Re: I couldn't believe this comparison [motownusa]
May 05, 2005 (11:53 am)
Have you listened to the system in the Avalon? I have a 2001 Toyota Sequoia that has a decent JBL system with a 6 disc CD changer. The one in the Avalon puts the system in the Sequoia to shame...they are really not in the same league at all. I was pretty astounded by the sound of the system when I first got the car. Subsequently, I read a lot of reviews that confirmed what my ears were hearing. The review on the Edmunds site rated the system a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.
#5322 of 14961 Re: Avalon odd options packaging [307web]
May 05, 2005 (12:09 pm)
307web, a rear sunshade is NOT available on Camry LE's
#5323 of 14961 Re: A Moment of Silence [agent]
May 05, 2005 (12:34 pm)
"A dump truck two lanes over sent a rock over to my hood where it gouged my paint"
I got my indigo ink scratched clear off the corner of the rear bumper of my new Limited somehow -- noticed it the 3rd day and it made me sick for two days. Then good old Mackabee gave me one of his incredibly valuable tips, and my car is at the dealer right now get restored by their itinerant touch-up man. They say I won't be able to find where it happened, and it was all the way down to the black plastic. Give your salesman a call and see if he could arrange that for you.
Wait....that was my dealer now....the car is ready. I don't know how much it will cost, but can't be what a body shop would charge!
#5324 of 14961 Re: Valet Parking [barclay3]
May 05, 2005 (1:27 pm)
No. Not me at Southampton. I wasn't referring to AC re valet parking. Just a general question for those times when some of us have to use such parking.
#5325 of 14961 Re: Nav Screen [jayareyouing]
May 05, 2005 (1:30 pm)
One way, suggested earlier, is to go to Info and select mileage icon. When the mileage info is left on the screen, it reappears when the car starts, thereby eliminating the I Agree screen.
#5326 of 14961 Re: top speed [roski]
May 05, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Let me know what the top end is at the track
#5327 of 14961 Re: Valet Parking [pricecutter]
May 05, 2005 (1:57 pm)
I've never liked the idea of Valet parking. Especially, when I get my Avalon ... no-one is going to drive it besides me (with the sole exception of a hypothetical wife)
#5328 of 14961 Re: Avalon odd options packaging [mackabee]
May 05, 2005 (4:14 pm)
My wife's 2002 Camry LE has a rear sunshade. It came with moon roof and upgraded radio and some other options.
#5329 of 14961 Re: Avalon odd options packaging [mackabee]
May 05, 2005 (4:41 pm)
It definately is. It isn't power operated like the Avalon Limited, but a rear sunshade is available on Camry LEs as part of an options package.
Meanwhile even an Avalon XLS has zero availability of a rear sunshade of any kind.
If you want a removable sunshade on an Avalon XLS, you have to resort to tacky suction cup mounted sunshades from K-Mart.