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#55 of 154 More and Younger of us
Jun 05, 2005 (10:00 am)
I'm 33 and I just purchased a Phantom Gray Pearl Trouring with moon roof and JBL. This replaced my 2003 Avalon XL with power bench seats. The older models are touted as the.. well... "the geezer mobile". I recall Automobile News published an article saying that the average age of the Avalon owners are something like 65. I loved my 03 Avalon. I loved the way it rode and how roomy it was. It was definately more luxury than the price tag. I was worth dealing with all the smarty comments from my peers. But when I saw the all new 05 Avalon, I saw an opportunity to have the great looking car with all the luxury at the same time! And I went for it!
I work for a plant that supplies seats for a Toyota plant. My father works for Toyota. I was able to take some advanteage of some supplier and employee discount perks. $26,720 before taxes and other fees. Not bad, huh?
The sense of luxury in this thing is way beyound my expectations. I was actually thinking "dude, how did I deserve this?!" Of course, it's not that hard to get used to a good thing.
The Touring rides a little harder than my 03, though. Obviously, that's the whole point of "Touring" - sporty and more tuned to the roads.
You know, TMMK plant in Georgetown, KY is planning to spit out almost 3 times more than they did the 03 or 04 models. WIth the new styling, values and volumes, there will be more younger owners very soon!!
#56 of 154 Re: Toyota Avalon Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jun 09, 2005 (8:03 am)
I'm Roy 72 years young and my first car since 1968 that's not a Mercedes Benz. I bought my wife Avalon a 2005 Avalon Limited for her retirement gift. I'm driving it more that her, I LOVE IT. Truthfully I'm learning how to drive it with all it's sophiscation. We are amazed at the quality that has been build into the Avalon.
I paid 50% less than what I had been paying for the 500SEL series of Mercedes.
I wish they would make a hardtop convertible.
#57 of 154 Re: Toyota Avalon Owners: Meet the Members [royd1]
Jun 10, 2005 (4:15 pm)
Welcome, Roy! Great to see you here.
Glad to hear you love your Avalon. My wife and I are in our early 40s, but have no children - so tend toward driving activities of people who don't have kids at home anymore.
Our (my) other car is a 2000 Mercedes C-Class. Our new Avalon XL that we are waiting on is going to be my wife's, but truth is I may perfer it to the Mercedes! What prompted us to replace her Ford Contour with a new Avalon was my Toyota pickup that has over 210,0000 miles on it. Also the track record of Cressidas that are still driving around places like Florida and California with 200k and 300k miles on them.
I have every reason to believe our new car is going to rival or exceed our Mercedes in levels of reliabilty, comfort, and service. We still love our MB too, as it has different characteristics such as the Kompressor (supercharger) way of supplying power. It's like having children - one's not necessarily better then teh other, both have their unique characteristics and talents!
We're hoping the Avalon lasts us until we retire and beyond. With excellent maintenance there's no reason it shouldn't, especially with the track record of most Cressidas.
It would indeed be nice if Toyota made a hardtop convertible! I look forward to your sharing your Avalon experiences, especially in light of your MB ownership. Once our Avalon XL comes in, I will be posting observations and responding more to others.
#58 of 154 Patch on the sides below the Rear Doors
Jun 14, 2005 (2:21 pm)
Recently I bought a Avalon XLS 03. It has a small patch of a triangle size below the Rear doors (by the side of the wheels)on both sides. The dealer says that it is a factory setting.
Is this true?
#59 of 154 Re: Patch on the sides below the Rear Doors [aselvan]
Jun 17, 2005 (9:56 pm)
Recently I bought a Avalon XLS 03. It has a small patch of a triangle size below the Rear doors (by the side of the wheels)on both sides. The dealer says that it is a factory setting. "
I have no clue what you are refering to. Can you post us a picture?
#60 of 154 Re: Patch on the sides below the Rear Doors [mikes.]
Jun 19, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I am not able to post the Photo. Is there an email id for the moderator to whom I can mail the photo?
#61 of 154 Re: Patch on the sides below the Rear Doors [aselvan]
Jun 20, 2005 (3:55 am)
i am not sure what youre referring but is this removable. if so maybe its to insert the jack to raise the car.
#62 of 154 Re: Patch on the sides below the Rear Doors [aselvan]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2005 (6:13 am)
Does your photo reside on a photo hosting site? If so, check the "Forums Help" for instructions on how to post an image.