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#166 of 320 Re: Changes from 2006 to 2007 Model Years [nimimi]
Aug 15, 2006 (9:20 am)
As a satisfied Avalon owner of a 2002 Avalon I have been following the messages for several months to check out the changes and looking forward to a new 2007 Avalon and was extremely unhappy to see that there would be very little to bring the 2007 model up to the changes made in the Camry. I started checking out the 2007 Lexus and found that I could buy the 2007 Lexus E350 for about the same price as the Avalon. I was quoted a
2006 Avalon top model here in Ft. Myers for 37,000. I bought the news Lexus 2007 E350
with all the features of the 2007 Camry plus several other features for $34,000 and received Edmunds trade in value for my Avalon at Scanlon Lexus in Ft. Myers in a no hassle atmosphere. Thought some other Toyota Avalon owners might be interested.Collb
#167 of 320 Re: Changes from 2006 to 2007 Model Years [collb]
Aug 15, 2006 (10:07 am)
I have been pricing the ES 350 for about 2 months and the BEST price I can get for one equipped with nav (not Mark Levinson), premium plus package,and AFS is $38000. I have worn this poor guy down to the point I'm feeling sorry for him and that is as low as he will go. This is in upstate New York, maybe it's different in Fl. If so I'm buying me a ticket.
#168 of 320 Re: Changes from 2006 to 2007 Model Years [jrjhm]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:11 am)
jrjhm - The 2007 Lexus I purchased does is not equipped with the Navigation system as the reports that I have been reading from owners of the system as installed in the Avalon was not described as being very easy to operated or very accurate. The optional equipment that was installed on my Lexus was Rear Seat Side Airbags/Bluetooth Audiio/ Premium Package which includes Leather Trim Interior with memory for Drivers Seat, Outside Mirrors and Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel/Wood and Leather Steering Wheel/and the preferred Accessory Package which includes the trunk mat, Cargo net and Wheel Locks. The preferred Accessory package was not charged to us at closing as we specified a color which was not available at our dealer and was already installed on the car of that color located at a Sarasota dealer. So we were not charged the $194.00 for those items . We had to make a trip north to Kentucky a week after delivery and have been very satisfied with the operation of the ES350 and appear to be getting excellent mileage although we are still trying to figure out all of the "bells and whistles" that are standard on this auto and different from the Avalon.
#169 of 320 2007 Avalon
Aug 26, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Took delivery on my 2007 Avalon Limited. The car is awesome. Don't understand the gripes about the Nav. system. It has been a breeze to operate and has been very accurate so far. Maybe they changed something in it this year. My cousin has a new Audi and I would say the Nav systems are very similar as far as ease of use and accuracy. I road tested a number of cars, before settling on the Avalon, from the Benz to the Buick and most in between. Dollar for dollar the Avalon is the best of the lot ( in my opinion ). At first I was disappointed about not having bluetooth or mp3 but neither was a deal breaker. The XM radio meets my needs for music and I wear my bluetooth earpiece for the phone. One recommendation I would pass on is definitely get the side molding. I did and it doesn't affect the look of the car at all and will certainly protect it from the parking lot dings.
#170 of 320 Re: Changes from 2006 to 2007 Model Years [collb]
Aug 26, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Okay, I'm sure you'll love it. I think the 350's nav is quite good and it comes with a back-up camera that's pretty cool. I really would like the steering wheel memory that the Avalon doesn't have but I'll probably end up with the Avalon anyway since the other half likes the size. Good luck with the 350.
Aug 26, 2006 (8:04 pm)
is a nice car for sure, but noticeably less spacious inside than the Avalon. You can't get something for nothing...take your pick between more luxury features or more room.
#172 of 320 Re: 2007 Avalon [setter1]
Aug 27, 2006 (5:27 am)
Setter1: Can you tell us about the antenna for the xm radio? How is it mounted?
#173 of 320 Re: 2007 Avalon [econprof]
Aug 27, 2006 (2:06 pm)
It's on the shelf behind the back seat. Virtually unnoticeable
#174 of 320 Body side moldings, dealer tint and bluetooth
Sep 11, 2006 (3:12 pm)
I took the 2007 Avalon for a test drive over the weekend. I am in Phoenix and it seems that all the cars here now come with a dealer add on of the body side moldings (MSRP $160-170). Does anybody have the invoice price on these or an aftermarket site I can price compare it to? The dealer here is also adding $395 for the tint job they have done on the windows. What would be reasonable price for a good tint job? Last thing, it may be a little of subject for this area, but I may as well ask it while I am here. Has anyone installed the BlueConnect aftermarket bluetooth in their Avalon themselves? The installation video makes it look pretty simple and a local place wanted $200-300 just to install it.
#175 of 320 Re: Body side moldings, dealer tint and bluetooth [rxdoc]
Sep 11, 2006 (3:22 pm)
I can only comment on the window tinting. I had my '06 Limited tinted with the top-of-the-line Sun Gard tint (Diamond) in Quartz (non-metallic) for $235 (all windows except the windshield). This is higher than the other shops in town, however, this shop uses the best tint and does the best work. I'm in the Pacific Northwest.