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#30578 of 35397 Re: earliest [rayainsw]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 26, 2013 (5:35 am)
I've looked for years for pics of the family's beloved '53 Buick Special. My brother finally found a couple, but you really can't tell much about the car.
At grandma's house and at the cabin. The date stamp on the cabin shot is probably pretty close to when the photo was taken, so the Buick would have been 9 that year. Thus my old man would not have been posting in here.
#30579 of 35397 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:44 am)
I am a youngster for most of the cars I have owned
I definately fall into that category. I remember buying my 2003 Avalon at 24 and the salesperson said I was the youngest Avalon buyer ever at their dealership. LOL, I said did you realize I pulled up in an 89 Town Car?
#30580 of 35397 Re: Fintail [nyccarguy]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:29 am)
There's ALWAYS a good excuse to upgrade!
Bad weather - need AWD. Your life depends on it.
Gas price spike - FWD. Can't afford not to.
Bored with the new car - must get RWD, they have soul, YOLO, etc.
#30581 of 35397 Re: Fintail [ateixeira]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:59 am)
I can't think of a good reason at the moment. I love my 135i too much. I would prefer better gas mileage on the beater, but the volvo has such low miles and is so pleasant for a beater that I can't currently make sense of getting rid of it. The Leaf, of course, is a lease. The only one that has even crossed my mind is the T&C... but what the hell would we replace it with? A new comparable one is WAY too expensive, and I'm pretty damned sure we are upside-down in the current one anyway.
#30582 of 35397 Re: Fintail [ateixeira]
Feb 26, 2013 (8:00 am)
#30583 of 35397 Re: earliest [rayainsw]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:09 am)
The new 3.0 probably puts out 3x the power and gets 50% better mileage.
#30584 of 35397 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:11 am)
You, Andre, and lemko seem to have very similar tastes. I do have to say an Avalon is the Toyota I would consider most, too. Funny line about the TC.
I was asked more than once if my W126 was inherited, and I've had many similar questions about the fintail.
#30585 of 35397 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:30 am)
Yes we do. I'm pretty sure Lemko and I both have Grand Marquis currently.
The new Avalon is actually quite a departure from the older models. It is a bit smaller and based on some owner reports here on Edmunds, it rides much firmer than previous models. Sign of the times, I guess. It looks like a nice car except for the big mouth bass grill, that is similar to the Fusion. I hope that trend goes away soon.
#30586 of 35397 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:45 am)
I am surprised Andre doesn't have a 70s TC out in his back 40.
The new Avalon is certainly homely from the front, but I bet it rides and drives nicer than a Camry. Loaded up though, would be tough not to simply move over to an ES - at least I'd get a free snack while waiting for the car at service time
#30587 of 35397 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:02 am)
I bought an Avalon twice over the ES mostly because it was a bigger car. Now that they are the same size, it would be hard to pick the Avalon over the ES. I'm sure if you keep the options list short the ES isn't that much more expensive than the Avalon.