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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#7623 of 14965 Re: Just Took Delivery [fragmire]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:44 am)
Another thing I noticed is the trunk release. When the button is pressed from the driver seat, the trunk comes up quite a bit, blocking pretty much the entire rear window. In comparison, the 2001 ~ 2004 Avalon trunk lid only comes up about half an inch. I think this is a design flaw and a potential safety hazard, especially since the trunk release button is very close to the rear sunshade button, as someone has pointed out earlier. To be honest, I can't think of any reason why Toyota changed the trunk lid design going from 04 to 05.
#7624 of 14965 Re: XM service... [blaquebyrd]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:52 am)
I'm picking up my Avalon today! I'll check with the dealer when I do.
#7625 of 14965 Re: Tires and Lousy Toyota Dealers [tony17]
Jul 28, 2005 (10:15 am)
Tony, I don't know if you decided to get the LS-V's yet, but there is one thing you need to be aware of. I just picked up the 5th tire they had to order in for me, and the LS-V 225 doesn't quite fit in the the spare wheel well in the trunk unless you partially deflate the tire by a few psi. It has a very slightly larger diameter than the 215. You may want to consider keeping the EL400 as a spare, or keep an electric inflator in your trunk as I do.
The car glides along beautifully on the LS-V's and I think they are worth this small inconvenience.
#7626 of 14965 Re: Avalon with Side Moldings [larryt22]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:10 am)
larryt22 I got to ebay and looked at the side molding and thought they looked pretty nice. However by the time I got back onto ebay to order them the listing was expired and gone.
Would you perhaps know the sellers ID so I could contact and order them.
#7627 of 14965 Re: Headrest DVD for 05 Avalon [mikes.]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:51 am)
Where is the DVD player located?
So you cant order one with the 05 Avalon?
#7628 of 14965 Re: Just Took Delivery [fragmire]
Jul 28, 2005 (12:37 pm)
IMHO if the car is moving the wind will lower the trunk lid.
#7629 of 14965 GPS System for my new Avalon
Jul 28, 2005 (12:55 pm)
I have been looking for a portable gps system for my new Avalon for some time now and have reviewed many systems. Through Google and other sites I was able to find many reviews, and a large selection of gps models. After reading some great reviews on the Garmin Streetpilot 2610, I was convinced that this was a pretty good unit, however I recently became aware of their newest gps system called the Streetpilot 2720. This unit has all the features of the 2610 plus some new additions. This system offers:
Text to speech and optional traffic interface capability.
In addition to turn-by-turn voice prompted navigation available in earlier streetpilot models, the 2720's text-to-speech functionality allows the unit to audibly announce the name of upcoming streets and points of interest (POIs), letting drivers keep their eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic and tricky roadways.
For drivers in congested metropolitan areas, Garmin is offering the GTM 10, an optional FM RDS-TMC traffic receiver that receives digital information (where available) on traffic, road construction, and weather related tie ups. The GTM 10 receives data from selected FM broadcast stations in selected cities throughout the USA and europe. This optional feature lets drivers see congested areas via a color coded map. When connected to the GTM 10, the streetpilot 2720 uses this data to automatically calculate and suggest alternative routes based on traffic information.
The Streetpilot also boast a new WQVGA, color, automotive grade, sunlight readable, touchscreen display that automatically adjusts the unit's backlight for optimum viewing in any amount of light. Drivers can view the map in a three-dimensional perspective, or a top-down track-up or north-up view.
The Streetpilot comes preprogrammed with City Navigator North Averica v7 NT maps-containing detailed road maps throughout the entire USA, Canada, and Peurto Rico. This map database features nearly SIX MILLION POI's including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATM's, and attractions. This version 7 is the latest maps available, and just released.
Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the pre-loaded maps with custom POI's from industry standard CSV files, such as school zones, and safety cameras. In addition, a proximity-alert feature is included to optionally warn the driver of upcoming custom POI's.
To sum up, this unit has more features than most GPS systems installed in newer vehicles today, at a fraction of the cost. The suggested retail price in the USA is $1184.00, however it will be available in Canada through GPS Central (gpscentral.ca )for $1099.95. I will be ordering one very soon and will report on my experience. To read more about this unit go to www.garmin.com.
#7631 of 14965 Tint with OEM Nav
Jul 28, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Just a heads up, I picked up my 05 Limited last Friday. I took it to the tinting shop yesterday, and was asked by the owner of said tinting shop where the Nav antenna is located in the back windshield. I contacted my dealer who did not know but then went to the following website http://techinfo.toyota.com/. For $10 a day you can download unlimited documents from this site.
Just to let you know the Nav antenna is located under the front dash after looking at a couple of the toyota spec documents. Therefore there is no reason not to be able to put on any type of tinting (metallic or non-metallic) you desire. I had put on a 30% bronze, which looks great with the pearl! Both AM/FM/ and XM radios all work exactly as before.
Now if only someone could find a way to auto select the I Agree button on NAV and be able to use Nav while vehicle is in motion. Please advise if you find a work around!!
Hope this was helpful!
#7632 of 14965 Re: hesitation in heavy traffic. 
Jul 28, 2005 (2:02 pm)
I have been off living my life for a month. Good point well taken a letter is in order. I have sent several email letters but they are rarely acknowledged. Corporate customer service stands by their assessment there is nothing wrong with the car. If I insist on a settlement they will put the car on the lot and sell it to the next person who walks in off the street and does not read edmunds.com forum. Dealer tells me that if they buy it back it will be at a loss to me. No I think I will keep protesting and rattling cages. I am not going to take a loss on this, at least not yet. I will document my concerns on the website you recommend above. Thanks for providing it.