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Toyota Avalon, Car Leasing, Sedan
#47 of 60 Re: 2013 Avalon [romil01]
Jan 06, 2013 (3:14 pm)
Hi romil01. Toyota is not providing lease support on the 2013 Avalon yet. As a result, if you were to lease one through Toyota Financial Services, you would have to use its standard lease program. The last time I checked, Toyota Financial Services' buy rate standard lease money factor was .00180 for Tier 1+ customers.
TFS' 36 month / 15k residual value for the '13 Avalon Limited is 60%, though that's for a base vehicle without options.
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#48 of 60 '13 Hybrid Pricing for Lease
Jan 18, 2013 (8:20 am)
Car_man, thanks for all your helpful advice to others. I've been lurking and know the kind of valuable info you provide.
I'm looking to either purchase or lease a '13 Avalon Hybrid Touring model with Entune/XM, Sunroof, Leather seats w/memory. MSRP is $38,339, I'm getting quoted $36,839.
Do you know how this compares?
Thanks in advance,
#49 of 60 High prices for late models
Jan 21, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Looking for a '13 avalon premium for a good price but it seems that few '13's are available and the dealer is asking top dollar. Considering that there are so few 2013 models I guess it would be better to wait until the '14's arrive which s/b in Sept - Oct timeframe. I wanted to drive a new Avalon or ES350 to Florida but it'll have to wait untiul next year.
Feb 09, 2013 (12:04 pm)
Drove a 2013 XLE Premium yesterday. It was a very nice car. I actually prefer it over the 2013 Lexus ES 350. It costs a bit less for similar options and the interior was actually higher quality than the one in the Lexus. I would be looking at a Touring or Limited if I were to lease one, though. Still can't seem to get any info on current MF or residuals for this vehicle.
#51 of 60 Re: Drove One [romil01]
Feb 09, 2013 (3:26 pm)
interior was actually higher quality than the one in the Lexus? are you being serious right now?
#52 of 60 Re: Drove One [djrc08861]
Feb 09, 2013 (7:49 pm)
No joke. The ES 350 was really cheap and the leather in the back seat was already wrinkled. It was the most pathetic $44K car I have ever seen. I drove it back-to-back with a GS 350 and the GS 350 had the nicest interior of any car I have ever been in. I kid you not, the Avalon's interior is nicer than the ES 350...most car reviewers have said the same thing.
#53 of 60 Re: Drove One [romil01]
Feb 10, 2013 (8:42 am)
sounds like were you in the nu luxe wannabe leather es350 seats. the genuine leather es350 seats do not have 1 wrinkle in them.i respect your opinion on the avalon,but the lexus's real wood on the dash and steering wheel alone puts it over the avalon for me anyday!
#54 of 60 Re: Drove One [djrc08861]
Feb 10, 2013 (7:43 pm)
Maybe, but I am pretty sure it had actual leather, especially at the $44K price point. To each their own. To me, the ES 350 felt like a cheap imitation of the GS 350...the quality of the materials was lower and it didn't gel together into a cohesive look.
#55 of 60 Re: Drove One [romil01]
Feb 11, 2013 (11:45 am)
of course the es isnt as polished as the GS or even the LS.many can't afford a GS. but the es's ive seen at 2 car shows been beyond phenomenal.guess your right,to each his own
#56 of 60 Avalon superior to ES
Feb 11, 2013 (12:01 pm)
I concur, the Avalon is hands-down a better value than the ES. The GS is in a league of its own and not comparable to the other two. Toyota sales person admitted that they will be pulling away sales from Lexus with the Avalon.
I ended up leasing a '13 hybrid recent from Acton Toyota and couldn't be happier.