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#30585 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:30 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 32735 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:45 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 32735 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:02 pm)
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.
#30588 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:28 pm)
ES might have more standard, too. Dealer experience might seal the deal - local Lexus place is pretty swanky, Toyota dealer is what one would expect.
A co-worker who is my age drives an ES - she loves it. Mostly just because of the features and reliability - it's near 100K now (07), zero issues.
#30589 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:30 pm)
Which is precisely why you should keep it.
#30590 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:02 pm)
When I first saw my grandmother's 1991 Town Car, I fell in love with it. I still have a soft spot for those things, but I used to dream of owning that car some day. Oddly enough, the other car I really liked at the same time was on the opposite end of the spectrum.... a 1992 Geo Tracker.
Of course, I ended up with my '69 Econoline van (which was a hand-me-down) and still have that silly thing. Yeah, I'm a youngin' too.
#30591 of 32735 Re: Punch? Not quite. [steve_]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:04 pm)
Looks nice on the inside, but pretty homely on the outside. That said, the inside is where the driver spends his time...
#30592 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [xwesx]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:10 pm)
1991 Town Car
91 was the year the LTC got the 4.6L. It was a big step-up in power. My Grandfather had a 93 LTC Cartier. The seats were amazing!
#30593 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:22 pm)
Yeah, I recall it as being a fairly peppy car; it certainly rode well over rough roads! She was a real estate broker, and many times the houses in south-central Alaska were down pot-holed gravel roads. That car soaked them up like they weren't even there. She was pretty good at flogging the throttle, too. After the first time she cut the rear tires loose out of a stop light, we started referring to her as "Hot Rod Grandma." Her excuse (acting surprised) was that her '85 (LTC, too) just didn't have that much pep.
That was before the days of rampant acronyms, otherwise I'm sure we could have come up with something fitting.
#30594 of 32735 Re: Fin.. [xwesx]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:35 pm)
I always loved the 91 and up Towncars. I was 13 when they came out and I thought it was quite beautiful for the time, with a traditional luxury car presence. It's still one of my favorite styled large cars.