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Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES 350
Apr 15, 2008 (8:14 pm)
I agree, the Av has a larger back seat, but if that matters, why give up the crown vic or the minvan? Personally, I like the fact that the Lexus is built in Japan and has a better warranty, better Dealer service, and a better resale value... if for nothing else, being rated #1 by JD Powers for 12 yrs in a row does tend to make a difference on trade in day... I drive my 350 pretty hard, and I now have 24K miles on it with an avg of 25.7 mpg since the day I bought it. Not too shabby...
#127 of 239 Re: Dubldoc [dubldoc]
Apr 16, 2008 (4:29 am)
why give up the crown vic
The Avalon's back seat is actually larger than a CV.
Apr 16, 2008 (6:29 am)
J, mileage of "around 20" for the Avalon is extremely low. I get 23-25 mostly around town, and 29-30 on road trips of any length.
On a controlled speed parkway where the max. speed was 60, I actually got 32 mpg for a 150 mile trip. I think these mileages are excellent for a car of this size and regular fuel.
#129 of 239 Re: Dubldoc [tjc78]
Apr 16, 2008 (4:29 pm)
Yes, I never understand the 'if you want a decent rear seat, get a tank' line of reasoning. I just want a good car that I'm happy to put full size adults in the rear seat. The ES can't do that, the Avalon can.
Apr 29, 2008 (4:05 am)
I got a 2008 Avalon Limited with VSC, DLCC and power passenger seat for $34,800 OTD, 0% for 3 years. Though I never drove the ES350, just by comparison I knew I liked the Avi better - I love the ultra clean "hiding" interior, room, exterior design. I'm really happy with it. Oh, I'm 28 and I've gotten nothing but compliments on the car, not that I really care what people think about it. I am, however, still surprised at how big it REALLY is, both exterior and interior - still transitioning from my old '99 Corolla.
#131 of 239 Re: Avi [emperorjvl]
Apr 30, 2008 (2:40 am)
Congrats on the new Avy... I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed my 07 avy.. Like you, I was also impressed with the overall size of the avalon. I mean I went from a Sedan Deville to the toyota...and truthfully I'm as comfortable in the avy as I was in the caddy, and for about 15 grand less.... I'm a big boy, not necessarily all that tall, but a big boy none the less ( we'll just leave that alone for now ) but the point is I never thought I would be comfortable in a "toyota"...was actually sitting down at the local Buick dealership about to sign the papers on a new lucerne when my wife convinced to at least go look at the avy before I bought the buick.. truth be told, I went down there pretty much just to shut her up... wow was I wrong.... I was immediately taken back as to how roomy the avy was.. and even more impressive to me was the power the car has. 268 hp... my 8 cyl. caddy with the northstar engine in it only cranked out 275 and weighed considerably more...yep, think the avy is a very good blend of comfort, style and fuel efficency for the money..
#132 of 239 avalon vs lexus
May 27, 2008 (8:18 pm)
Why do we compare the ES to an Avalon Limited? They are in separate classes. The Avalon is much closer to the Lexus LS. The LS has about 4 inches more wheelbase. The length overall is the same. The interior cubic footage is the same. The standard equipment advantage goes to the Avalon Limited. When I purchased my Avalon in 05 I checked out the Lexus. While being a beautiful car I found nothing worth the $25000 difference. I have never regretted my decision. Especially comparing the V6 to The V8 and front wheel drive to rear wheel drive here in snow country!!
#133 of 239 Gas mileage
Jun 22, 2008 (2:50 pm)
Oy\ur 2000 Avalon with 118000 made to Florida from Western Nrew york on two and i/2 tankfuls of gas and overall ran for 3000 miles at 31 mpg for the third time
Sep 15, 2008 (3:09 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Lexus ES350 about the first week in August 2008. I have 1073 miles on it. I am taking in on 9/17/2008 for a 1000 mile check-up. I am not happy with the drivers seat. I cannot get a comfortable position. I have tried everything. I can't drive 10 miles without my foot falling alseep. I am looking to trade for an Avalon. How much of a loss do you think I will take? All comments and suggestions are welcome.
#135 of 239 ES350 VS Avalon
Sep 15, 2008 (3:17 pm)
I purchased a 2008 ES350 in August. I cannot find a comfortable drivers position. I have tried everything. I can go 10 miles with my leg falling asleep. I am thinking of trading for an Avalon. How much of a beating will I take? Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.