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#5570 of 14965 Re: A most pleasant experience buying a car [laserpam]
May 12, 2005 (3:25 am)
I've had toyotas for 20 years. I never put in $2000 in repairs in 20 years. I feel that you would be better off holding onto your $2000. The basic warranty is for 3 years. The engine/ drivetrain is for 5 years (50th. miles), for $2000 you are getting 2 additional years on the drivetrain & 50000 miles additional. I doesn't make econoimic sense to me.
I traded in my 85 Toyota for a 90 when my kids outgrew its rear seat. I kept my 90 until last years when a truck destroyed it (it had 240,000 miles on it), I traded by 98 Avalon (86000 miles) for the 2005 when I fell in love with it. My 2003 Echo now has 12000 miles on it.
All cars were serviced at the dealer - oil, tranny fluids, filters and tune-ups. I needed an exhaust pipe & muffler job on my 90 Camry at 140,000. I needed struts on the Camry at 90,000.
#5571 of 14965 Re: A most pleasant experience buying a car [laserpam]
May 12, 2005 (4:48 am)
For my Limited, I paid $1000 from Toyota of Glen Burnie, Maryland. It was for the 7 year, 100,000 mile, 0 deduct warranty from Toyota.
#5572 of 14965 Re: backup sensors and buzzer installation in Avalon [havalongavalon]
May 12, 2005 (4:49 am)
It really surprises me that Toyota did not line the deck inside the trunk where you mounted your backup buzzer. Even my lowly 2000 Taurus SES has a completely lined trunk, including underneath the deck. This liner helps protect luggage/cargo from getting damaged. Amazing that Toyota who is supposedly known for their attention to detail, would not do this on their top of the line flagship of the Toyota line.
#5573 of 14965 Re: knick knack holder [rayearth]
May 12, 2005 (5:37 am)
"Anyone have suggestions?"
Mr. (Ms.?) earth: Don't sweat the small stuff. Put the hammer down.
#5574 of 14965 Re: avalon [avalonfan522]
May 12, 2005 (6:24 am)
"does anyone have the new 2005 avalon? I am thinking about buying one but im trying to figure out if people enjoy it. I was thinking about buying the Limited w/nav."
Nick, you're kidding us, Right??? This forum has well over 5,000 posts about this car. From when it was still speculation back in 2004 to today.
Yes, many of us have bought the 05 in various models, trims and colors.
Let me put it to ya this way, The car became generally available on February 7th, 2005. I bought my Indigo Ink Limited fully loaded except for XM on 02/10. I now have over 5,000 miles on it in 3 months. It is the best car I've ever driven.
If you want a LTD be prepared to wait up to 2 months for it. They are in tight supply in most parts of the country. Prices are ranging from ABOUT 600 over invoce to 4-5,000 over MSRP, mostly in South Fla.
People seem to be getting the best deals going through UBS (United Buyers service, I think) and don't pay more then 1,000 for the Toyota Platinum 7yr/100K mile/ 0 deductible warranty. It is available from Greenfield Toyota in Ma for 985 USD.
#5575 of 14965 Re: 05 Avalon Squeaks and Rattles [wyn]
May 12, 2005 (6:28 am)
Dealer has diagnosed the intermittent, tinny rattle in my 2005 XLS as coming from the sunroof. Told me today that there is a service bulletin on the problem identifying it as related to the track assembly. Anybody familiar with this?
#5576 of 14965 Re: backup sensors and buzzer installation in Avalon [havalongavalon]
May 12, 2005 (6:59 am)
Given the repeated requests, I took photos to show where I installed the AW-20E0 silver bumper sensors and buzzer from Awell Logistics Marketing that johni and I mentioned in earlier posts (#4143, 4809, 5192). etc.--------
Can you provide any additional info on where to purchase the sensor&buzzer. I've done a Google search on both AW-20E0 and Awell Logistics Marketing and came up empty handed.
Right now I'm looking at a AudioVox 2 sensor unit installed for $229.
#5578 of 14965 Re: backup sensors and buzzer installation in Avalon [kinzua]
May 12, 2005 (8:59 am)
if you Search this Discussion for "awell" you get 8 (now more) hits and their address pops up in #5192: www.awellmarket.com.
We bought the Pro-series with 4 sensors and buzzer. The silver (code AW-20E0) matches titanium perfectly. The installation instructions are straightforward, only flaw is that the two supplied wire connectors may not make a reliable contact -- this we discussed in previous posts. Cost is under $100 + shipping but you'll need to install.
#5579 of 14965 Re: knick knack holder [rayearth]
May 12, 2005 (9:15 am)
I keep coins in an old 35 mm film plastic cannister, as well as mailbox key and ring, a short pen and cards, inside the compartment directly behind the transmission shifter, where the cell phone holder and 12 V outlet are. The compartment bottom is lined, so these things don't rattle much. I think there is room for tic-tacs, too