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#6266 of 14955 Exchanged Lexus ES for Avalon Ltd.
Jun 02, 2005 (8:37 am)
My lease for my 2002 had 4 months to run and I received an offer from Lexus to exchange for a new Lexus. Instead I called a Toyota Dealer to see if they would accept my Lexus if I leased a new Avalon. After checking they called back and agreed.
I returned the Lexus a few days ago and have been driving the Avalon.
Softer Ride. More Room. More features...I even got Nav. and XM radio.
The online tutorial has helped a lot.
For years I would only buy an American Car but now it's only Toyota/Lexus (my wife has an RX330, my daughter a new Scion Coupe.)
#6267 of 14955 Re: Windshield, Rear [dmorcos]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:39 am)
There is distortion in areas that when you look at the lines on the road behind it follows an up & down wave pattern.
I have this on my XLS. Seems more prevalent towards the bottom of the window. I mentioned this in an earlier post as did one or two other posters. I only notice it when I move my head up and down and it is pretty minor so I wasn't planning on doing anything about it...at least not yet.
The other is that the glass itself is not clear, it is almost like clear plastic with a slight milky look to it.
I haven't noticed that. What I have noticed, is that sometimes when the rear (or rear side windows) get dirty they get a milky appearance when the sun is at a low angle behind the car. I've noticed this twice...both times the windows looked fine after cleaning.
#6268 of 14955 Re: Passenger seat belt rattle[avalonowner]
Jun 02, 2005 (10:23 am)
I have had some minimal concerns regarding my Avalon (purchase early March) and one more bothersome one. One of the minimal concerns was the rattle of the front passenger seat belt. It rattles because it does not go back into position after a passenger removes the seat belt and gets out of the car. You can place it into position after they get out and it won't rattle. A hassle, but easily fixable after each time a passenger gets out. Why won't it go back to the proper position?
One Other minimal concern:
City gas mileage (not in bumper to bumper traffic is 18 mpg, not 22. Highway is upper 20s. I use premium and am not a lead foot.
One major concern: loud chirping squeak in passenger door when going over bumps. I have driven Toyota's since 1973 and prefer them over any other car. But squeaks are for Fords not $30,000 Toyota flagships.
#6269 of 14955 Re: Transmission problem!!!!! [dmorcos]
Jun 02, 2005 (11:12 am)
I just purchased a 2005 Avalon and I have put 380 miles on it in the past 5 days. I am experiencing a strong vibration when I am driving on winding or slightly hilly roads. One of my clients told me, today, that this is a transmission, shifting gears problem. Are you still experiencing problems with your Avalon?
#6270 of 14955 Re: Hello Toyota [retired7]
Jun 02, 2005 (11:52 am)
I agree with you about classes for the Nav. I find it awkward as hell. The learning curve should be much lower. I have called Toyota twice because they were calling things by the wrong name in the manual or DVD. I do like it though.
As for the 160 Mph speedo, I read somewhere that it's fixed not to over 130.
#6271 of 14955 Re: Transmission problem!!!!! [twright2]
Jun 02, 2005 (12:23 pm)
read my reply post #6265
#6272 of 14955 Re: My BlueStreak has arrived! [gbinplano]
Jun 02, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Thanks a lot for the pictures gbinplano!! That is exactly the same Avalon that I was looking to purchase. Those are the best Avalon pictures that I have ever seen!!!! Great Job!! What options did you purchase with your Avalon and what was your final purchase price? Thanks for all of your help.
#6273 of 14955 Steering wheel welding recall
Jun 02, 2005 (1:27 pm)
Hi everyone. I brought my car in today and they checked for the welding since my car fell into the first 4,900 cars produced. No problem, the welds are there and nothing further to be done. So, my car is still perfect and I will wax it over the weekend. I have 3,600 plus miles on it now. Rear window is fine, no transmission hesitation problems, no squeaks etc. Also, Ha Ha, so far no chips on my hood or front bumper. I have learned how to stay back on the highway, that's the reason for no chips, and it's safer anyway. Have a great evening gang.
#6274 of 14955 Re: Indigo Ink Avalon [pmcb48]
Jun 02, 2005 (4:03 pm)
"It does work; I just looked at Mike's pictures, including some of barbacued chicken! You just have to use the provided password (Avy05). You have to use a capital "A" (as he wrote it); must be case-sensitive, as my first attempt with small "a" didn't work. I agree that using the paste-in address options would be better. All you have to do is copy the middle line of the three addresses Photobucket gives, and paste into the posting window. It's not necessary to use the IMG tab Edmund provides."
Thanks pmcb48, I have used that method several times before and it always worked. That isn't a chicken you see though but a pork shoulder that spent a total of 12 hours 225 degrees for a real nice meal of pulled pork BBQ.
I didn't want to post a ton of links to all of those pictures so thats why I gave the albums URL and a password.
#6275 of 14955 Re: Indigo Ink Avalon [lakedog]
Jun 02, 2005 (4:08 pm)
"Beautiful color mikes, that would have been my second choice (got the phantom grey). I'll be interested to see how clean that interior will be a year from now"
Thanks lakedog, the interior will be just as clean a year from now, I promise. I spend part of a day each month cleaning just the interior. I wash it at least weekly and use Maguire's NXT wax once a month. A California duster almost every day. Did you like the cloud reflections off of the hood?