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#26 of 45 Re: Consumer Reports [backy]
Oct 09, 2006 (11:29 pm)
azera weights about 140lbs more than avalon. azera has thicker body than jappanies cars. that explains why it comsumes more, but mine has averagy about 28mpp. i drive mostly freeway tho. still not bad..
#27 of 45 April 2007 CR Rating for Azera
Apr 14, 2007 (9:11 am)
The April 07 issue of CR recommends the Azera. It gives the Azera a rating of 83 compared to the Avalon which has a rating of 89. But CR faults the Azera only on fuel economy while the Avalon is faulted on agility, steering and brake feel.The bottom line is that CT recommends the Azera.
#28 of 45 RENTED AZERA REVIEW
Jul 22, 2007 (11:08 am)
Ok, I am the Audi guy who has driven nothing but Audi's for the last 20 years,mainly A6 type cars.I drove the car from Burlingame to Lake Tahoe and I am overall very impressed with the car. Got the limited XM with Ultimate pak.White with Tan inside.2007.
I like this car better than my A6 in most cases.Suspension is fine, power very good.Front leg room better. My leg bangs the console in the A6 and I have been having leg pain for the past few years because I can mot get my right leg straight in the Audi. The Azera allows me to move my leg around and get it fairly straight. Leg pain is almost gone, definetly much improved. Cruise control much easier to use. Love the lock on the ventilation so I don't have to adjust two controls.Cup holders in a better place.More head room.Seat seems more comfortable.Azera is quieter.Less wind noise and less tire noise(had all weather in the Audi)
What I don't like are the radio controls. Unable to read during the day with sunglasses on. Any ideas?Don't like the green backround but as CAL BEAR fan am overjoyed that there is no RED display.
Trunk opens easier and seems bigger.This car seems to have almost everything the A6 has except a radio display near the trip computer and , of course, the four wheel drive. I am ,in fact, amazed.If the new A6 didn't cost $55,000 simolrly equiped, I probably would not have even looked at The Azera!
The rental agency told me they are selling their Azeras in a few months. What would be a good price for this car with 8,000 miles on it and some very minor dings in the bumper.BTW, no front end clunk
#29 of 45 Re: RENTED AZERA REVIEW [oskidunker1]
Jul 22, 2007 (1:18 pm)
They were selling leftover 2006s for around $23k after the 2007s were released, so I'd hazard that a used 2007 rental unit ought to be available for around $19k or under, when the 2008 is out...
#30 of 45 Re: RENTED AZERA REVIEW [gamleged]
Jul 22, 2007 (3:29 pm)
RE # 2 of 2: "when the 2008 is out..."
What 2008? The Klowns in Korea have shifted gears to Genesis. Think upgrade, upgrade and more product upgrade. What product line needs a full size FWD 6 sitting next to a RWD 6 & 8?
Too bad they won't address their biggest problem in the US market, their sleezy dealer network.
#31 of 45 Re: RENTED AZERA REVIEW [dborth]
Jul 23, 2007 (3:25 am)
I just heard from a Hyundai dealer source that the Genesis has been pushed back up to a year due to development problems, so for the time being, Azera is still the top of the line.
#32 of 45 Re: RENTED AZERA REVIEW [cobrazera]
Jul 23, 2007 (5:16 am)
A Korean poster here has mentioned that the new models will be out in Korea for a year or so before US introduction, allowing the Korean buyers the "opportunity" to find problems so the foreign customers don't have to... for the most part...
#33 of 45 Enterprise is getting a buy back
Jul 23, 2007 (3:43 pm)
from Hyundai. They are not selling their rentals.
#34 of 45 Re: April 2007 CR Rating for Azera [akoni1]
Jul 24, 2007 (9:58 am)
You have to read CR reviews very carefully. I subscribe and also purchased their New Car Buying Kit-worth the money.
They also tend to develop favorites (don't we all) and Toyota has long been one of them.
In all my reading I look at what they say and how the cars rank. Azera is number two behind Avalon and only by a couple of points. Key on the Avalon was the falling reliability. Personally I didn't like the Avalons design inside or out, doors over the controls, small size and so forth. Mostly disliked the dealer's take it or leave it attitude. In fact, got more trade in on a Camry from Hyundai that I did from Toyota and still got $3,500 off list on the Azera.
#35 of 45 Re: Consumer Reports [texasazera]
Jul 24, 2007 (10:02 am)
CR buys its cars from dealers without them knowing who is buying the car and gives it a 3 month test. Other reviewers do a review on a car furnished by the manufacturer and do not spend as much time. One magazine will not consider a car for car of the year unless they get several free to use for a year.
CR has its limitations, but is most reliable. Best to use several sources.