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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#5456 of 14965 Re: What a beautiful Mom's day gift!! [paul_p]
May 08, 2005 (6:30 pm)
Right on Paul!! Ain't it neat!! My 1995 Avalon, 143K miles, although 1st production year, has stayed calm and been a gem - no elec or powertrain problems at all, just normal changeout stuff. My baby girl was 7 in a car seat, when we purchased and now she's driving it almost daily. Toyota is king in the reliability department. We should enjoy our Avalon's for a while - maybe a 2015 Avalon hybrid will be next!!
#5457 of 14965 Re: What other cars would you consider? [analyticangel]
May 08, 2005 (6:47 pm)
Well, at the moment I have no vehicle at all. When I moved I gave my Sister my 2001 Accord V6.
I have been telling dealers I'm open to an XLS if it's black, gray phantom pearl, or titanium and has DVD NAV and VSC.
I'd keep the car maybe 3 years. I was going to lease, but may buy- not sure yet. Depends on the numbers.
Can you e-mail me info on car brokers? Guess I can do a Google on them, but any direct experience would be good.
You know- I really want/need the rear leg room the Avalon has. The G35 is very cramped in the back and the M35 is to much.
The 300c gets poor mileage and just does't make me feel as "safe" as a Japanese brand. I've owned American cars when I was a kid. Back in college when my modified Ranchero GT chassis cracked I ended up getting a Honda CRX and was almost ashamed how much I liked it. From then on I got Hondas.
You're right- I can rent something until what I want comes in.
The good news is that my FICO went to 710 tonight on Equifax. So, now if I find something I can hop on it right away.
You do get a LOT for you money if the price is right. Most quotes I got were at $35k for the Limited. Pretty good.
You know...I built another Honda Accord EX V6 with NAV on their website, and no matter how I dress it up, it is still an Accord. Great car...but I want something bigger.
The Avalon is great...if I could actually buy one. LOL.
I honestly just don't want to wait more than another week.
I'll try to work on it hard this week.
#5458 of 14965 Re: Urgency [wigan4]
May 08, 2005 (6:57 pm)
"Obviously I don't know your situation, but why don't you just buy a junker for a few months then sell it or give it to your son or something?"
Hmm. I'm not Deanie. My name is Dean and there is another Dean here who uses the deanie nickname.
Anyways, I moved down here to go into real estate full time. I cannot use a Junker as a stop gap. I am not worried about the Avalon's 1st yr issues too much. The Azera isn't something I'd consider. Maybe it's because I just turned 34 and it's a Buick and ya need to see it in person.
I agree it will probably help the buyer's market though.
#5459 of 14965 Re: What a beautiful Mom's day gift!! [mackabee]
May 08, 2005 (7:13 pm)
Mack, thanks for the tip! Clayed and applied 3 coats this morning before I started reading the "Book" this afternoon but fell asleep twice before finishing it - lots of new info. No problem, still 55mph speed limit here.
The wife took the car out today, cruising and showing off her present with her sister - I've asked her for a comparable gift on upcoming Father's day - currently hoping hell will freeze over next month!
#5460 of 14965 Me too!!!!!!
May 08, 2005 (7:18 pm)
I picked up my loaded blizzard pearl limited Friday. I want to thank all of you for your informative discussion group. I have been following it faithfully since last September. I took a list of questions from this group with me and after going to the mynewavalon.com, I am quite sure I new more about my new car than the dealer. However they showed and went through everything with me.
Yes!!!!!! I got a great buy and the tail pipes are vertical and horizontal.
Thanks again and I too couldn't be happier with my purchase.
#5461 of 14965 Re: Alphawolf [ronharv]
May 08, 2005 (7:20 pm)
"So if you have to wait till mid-June to get your car, my take is that it's well worth being patient."
You know...you're right. I was just talking to my best friend and he's listened to me talk about it forever. I also watched the Motorweek show with him and when he saw the Titanium Limited they showed he said "Wow. That looks like a Mercedes kind of car"
I won't be happy with anything else and would regret any other purchase...so I just sorta made up my mind. Even if I need to order it I'll just rent for a couple month if need be.
Dean [not Deanie ]
#5462 of 14965 Re: Hi deanie.. [analyticangel]
May 08, 2005 (7:32 pm)
It was Jordan7 who bought through UBS, not me - I was denied the chance because of where I lived. I don't know the answer to your question.
#5463 of 14965 New Avalon fear
May 08, 2005 (7:35 pm)
I'm on my second week of driving my new limited, I am amazed with the power. My only fear so far is that the door areas are so vast, it's like a blank canvas waiting for those parking lot dings. Does anyone else wonder why Toyota didn't think about maybe placing a strip of some kind along the sides to give a bit of protection? At first I was not in love with the Phantom Grey color, but it seems to be "growing" on me each day.
#5464 of 14965 deanie, what dealer did you buy from in FL?
May 08, 2005 (7:57 pm)
#5465 of 14965 Re: deanie, what dealer did you buy from in FL? [alphawolf]
May 08, 2005 (8:11 pm)
I live in and bought in Maryland, not Florida.