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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#5366 of 14955 Re: Hesitation [motownusa]
May 06, 2005 (11:50 am)
Sorry for the confusion, but the link above includes a link to this article:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05102/486687.stm and that is where the quote I included is from.
Again, it does not mention the Avalon specifically, but it is about a software upgrade for Toyota and Lexus 2002 - 2005 with 5-speed automatic transmissions. Does the Avalon have a different transmission from the Lexus? I thought these were essentially the same cars with different names (and additional luxury features in the Lexus).
May 06, 2005 (12:01 pm)
It is good news that the hesitation problems in earlier Lexus and Toyota models can be fixed with a software upgrade. This suggests that someday Toyota may also upgrade the software for the 2005 Avalon in order to correct the more minor "sometimes-indecisive transmission" issue.
#5369 of 14955 Re: Azera [ryandse]
May 06, 2005 (12:03 pm)
I just found a number of links to info on the new Hyundai Azera. And I see they are also releasing a new Sonata. Since I will be buying in the fall, it looks like these cars could very well be on the lot in time for my consideration. Of course, this is an Avalon 2005 forum, so we shouldn't go into too much detail about these new models. But, It should be worthwhile to do some comparisons.
#5370 of 14955 Re: Hesitation [scoti1]
May 06, 2005 (12:03 pm)
The Avalon has a 5 speed squential shift ( do it yourself shift) transmission. The 5 speed auto in the Lexus ES and RX are 5 speed adaptive transmission. In the Avalon if you don't like the automatic transmisson you can always downshift or upshift by pushing the lever to + or - position
#5371 of 14955 Re: Azera [bwia]
May 06, 2005 (12:09 pm)
thanks bwia! As long as the gas mileage looks good, I might very well include this in my list of cars under consideration.
May 06, 2005 (12:14 pm)
The car looks promising but Hyundai's long term reliability is still questionable. The Avalon is a proven car with great long term reliability.
#5373 of 14955 Re: Hesitation [motownusa]
May 06, 2005 (12:18 pm)
In the Avalon if you don't like the automatic transmisson you can always downshift or upshift by pushing the lever to + or - position
Yeah, this is sort of what I was thinking. At the moment that the transmission begins to play musical gears, would a simple jab towards "+" or "-" snap it out of it?
May 06, 2005 (12:19 pm)
about a new solenoid that they think will solve the problem.
who cares what the dealer repair-shop thinks he (bkinblk) has a real problem,
that can happen.
Do not wonder look for the answer and post it.
It does not mean all TOYOTA HAVE THIS PROBLEM---The point is man that
your car was not mention whatsoever----so cool out---go race somebody enjoy your car be greatful it doesent have a permanent wheel alignment problem
VOOOMMMMMM 280/hp---- I just saw a lexus hesitate. .
#5375 of 14955 My answer to Havalongavalon
May 06, 2005 (12:28 pm)
"A question for rewop, pricecutter, int, pjasek, bikegal, williamt and any others who have experienced transmission glitches: Do you agree that "sometimes-indecisive transmission" correctly describes what you have experienced? "
YES. And furthermore, let there be no doubt--this machine has plenty of scramble and it comes out quickly, as I have learned now that my Limited is broken in sufficiently. In fact, that's why the transmission sometimes makes me a little uncomfortable--you have to measure carefully to get the right low-speed response because that big engine will do what you ask, and very quickly. As they say, be careful what you ask for!
Also I made some remarks about the ride, which is harsher than my older Avalon. But don't let me give the wrong impression--I love this car already, and doubt there is anything available right now that can match it for the money. And on a recent thousand-mile trip I got no more tired than I would have in the '02. How could I, with the car doing nearly everything for me?