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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#5517 of 14965 Re: Wish someone could tell me what is wrong... [avalonkitten]
May 10, 2005 (12:39 pm)
Know the frustration you are going through. After reading your post we arranged for another test drive at our Toyota dealer. We had previously driven a Touring model and it was that test drive that hooked us into trading a perfectly running 2000 XLS for a Limited. Today I drove the limited and I must say it ran flawlessly. From full stops or accelerating from 10-20 mph the transmission was smooth as silk.
I have read enough on this forum to be convinced that there is a "problem" with the transmission/engine (computer program) in some 2005 Avalons. What I don't understand is the statement that the computer needs to be trained. I just got off the phone with a friend of mine that has a 2004 Lexus ES330 and he said they told him the same thing.
I read one post that recommended you get a one on one session with the Toyota technician. That makes sense to me.
Good luck and let us know how you make out.
#5518 of 14965 Re: Reviews and the purpose of this forum (again) [pat]
May 10, 2005 (12:46 pm)
And I think the rest of us need to be careful that we don't make folks with different viewpoints feel unwelcome.
Pat_Host, I found this comment in one of your earlier posts and I think it is worthy of bringing up again. I have certainly been made to feel unwelcome by what appears to be a very vocal few who have blown this whole discussion up beyond what it needed to be. My participation today started out with a reply to someone voicing a concern with their hesitating Avalon. There seems to be a recurring theme here to shoot down any messenger with anything negative to say about the '05 Avalon.
#5519 of 14965 Re: LET ME HESITATE TO SAY WE FINALLY RUN OF OF JUICE! [avalonturing05]
May 10, 2005 (1:09 pm)
avalonturing05, sad to say I'm following you. I have had enough of the repetitive over and over again repetition when there is a wealth of knowledge almost from the beginning in the data base here. Yet every now and then someone joins in for the sake of hearing himself over and over again on the same subject with nothing new. So it's been nice. I assume my friend Ronn has found greener pastures without telling us, at least I hope that is the case meaning I hope he is well. Macabee is one great human being who tells it straight and as honest as one can be and even though he is a Toyota man, he has no agenda and is one wonderful gentleman who I pray as I have that he recovers 100%. I will miss Groza's humor, and MotownUSA who is frustrated for good cause and Havalongavalon for all his hard work, and Mikes for telling it the way it is and Deanie for wonderful honest information , Ronharv, and Loudspeaker and all the rest of the group whether Avalon lovers or not who never had an agenda but shared their honest thoughts without being repetitive, I will miss all of you. And Last but not least, the HOST of this board, PAT WHO IS TRULY AN AMAZING LADY WHO IS ABOVE REPROACH BY BEING SO FAIR. If our politicians were anything like her, Bipartisanship would always rule the day. I truly enjoyed this forum but I think it's served most of it's purpose because it's become highly repetitive. In saying good-bye, I wish everyone well, whether they buy a Humvee or Chrysler or Avalon. Every car has it's faults and you can find something with every car even a rolls-royce. I know I rode in one for many years with a friend, I wouldn't have given you any money if I had it for the Shadow of a car. For me, the Avalon is as perfect as they get and a bargain at it's price. Good Luck to all. I will miss you, your mostly one great bunch of people.
#5520 of 14965 What I think
Mar 31, 2005 (1:56 pm)
First of all I think everything is being blown waaay out of proportion. If you are not interested in having a conversation, then don't have it, just don't participate. There is no need to keep posting telling someone else not to have it - whatever the subject is.
Secondly, that TSB does not pertain to the Avalon, so let's quit discussing it here.
Thirdly, if folks own an Avalon and are personally experiencing a hesitation problem, they are very welcome to post about it. Those of you who want to relate it to other Toyota/Lexus difficulties may link previous posts in response to anyone who posts such a message, but there really is no reason to keep saying the same things over and over.
(Linking a prior is message is very easy - right click on the message number, choose Copy Link Location/Copy Shortcut (whatever language your browser uses). Then go to a post box, right-click and choose Paste. What you see won't make a lot of sense to you, but when you post it will be a very legible link to that message.)
That about covers it for now - let's let the whole hesitation issue go until or unless an owner is posting about his or her own personal experiences with it.
#5521 of 14965 Re: What I think [pat]
May 10, 2005 (2:51 pm)
Secondly, that TSB does not pertain to the Avalon, so let's quit discussing it here Thanks, Pat. That is what I was trying to say all along.
Badgerfan : If Ford introduced the 500 with the all new 3.5L V6 engine with 240+ Hp ( I have heard the 3.5L might be available for 06), I think Ford would have had a winner on its hand and could have given the Avalon a run for its money. But I do agree the deep discount does make the 500 a credible alternative to those who doesn't care too much about 0 to 60 time. The Chrysler 300 looks plain ugly to me. Like a brick on wheel.
#5522 of 14965 Is the honeymoon with the Avalon over? I hope not!
May 10, 2005 (2:57 pm)
I've been reading this Forum for well over a month, and posted messages a couple of times, It's interesting to see how the flavor of the posts has changed ... from mostly cheerleading a few weeks ago, to serious questioning about alleged shortcomings the past few days. I have learned a great deal from Ronn, Just Me, avalontouring05 and others who have shared their experiences. Thanks one and all for your input. But, please, keep it up ... don't give it up just because the tone of the forum has changed. Such change is inevitable on forums like this, and folks like me learn from the good news as well as the not-so-good news (and opinion). As you spend more time with your Avalons, you'll have more experience and new things to tell us.
Postings on this forum helped convince me to buy a new 2005 Avalon Limited. I just took delivery, and I will share any noteworthy experiences I have, good and bad. So far, my wife hasn't let me drive it but she has let me ride along twice, so that's a start . So far, ownership has been pure pleasure. What a car!
#5523 of 14965 Re: Is the honeymoon with the Avalon over? I hope not! [impartial]
May 10, 2005 (3:34 pm)
'Very nicely put.
#5524 of 14965 Avalon 2005... more...
May 10, 2005 (3:49 pm)
I would agree with *impartial* in post #5522. The comments and thoughts here are generally interesting and informative. Other than the occasional "flame" outbursts, the posts are helpful to many. I am waiting on the '06 year model and certainly want to know everything possible about the '05. Does it "hunt"? Does it "hesitate"? Are the tires round? Whatever....... Comments from owners are always more valuable than from others, for obvious reasons. Good or bad, if you own one, don't keep your experience a secret. Post it. Or how to buy one and where the good prices are. Enjoy the forum.......
#5525 of 14965 Color keyed mud flaps
May 10, 2005 (5:31 pm)
Just received my blizzard white limited on 3/5/2005. Paid $500 over invoice.
Also, the warranty was $985 7year/100,000 warranty.
When will the color key mud flaps be available?