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#162 of 965 Re: text button for stereo [dcallies]
Sep 10, 2007 (8:09 am)
I'm having the same problems with with my radio on my 2008 Avalon Limited which I just purchased. I contacted Toyota about the RDS signal not working on my FM stations and they only responded that the local radio stations need to broadcast on RDS. I responded that my 2003 Suburban has RDS and I get the signal for all the radio stations I listen to. I have not heard back from them.
#163 of 965 Re: text button for stereo [zemoga]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:12 pm)
Looks like they did away with it for 08. I checked a couple of cars on the lot and none of them have that feature. Strange.
#164 of 965 Re: text button for stereo [mackabee]
Sep 13, 2007 (3:26 am)
Doesn't surprise me, but they should take it off the website. It still shows its a feature of the JBL radio.
#165 of 965 passenger seat height adjustment?
Sep 16, 2007 (2:58 pm)
I'm trying find out about how to passenger seat height adjustment on the the Avalon. Our 2004 XLS has it. My wife has long legs and an iffy back, so I think we really need to get it on our new car, but have been having trouble finding it. Had more or less decided on a Camry, but then found out you can't get it. Decided I might have to bite the bullet and get another Avalon, but then found it doesn't look like you can get it on a 2007 Avalon.
The E-Brochure on the 2008 and the Consumer Reports pricing guide both refer to the availability of passenger seat height adjustment and imply that it is part of one of the option packages, but I haven't been able to pin down which one. Can anyone enlighten me on this?
#167 of 965 Re: passenger seat height adjustment? [bigmike2]
Sep 19, 2007 (10:29 am)
I was just looking at one with the adjustment and one with out, it takes the Limited, and having the passanger seat
full electric option, it also has a lumbar adjustment.
#168 of 965 2008 Avalon - Fuel Range Display
Sep 20, 2007 (10:20 am)
Got my 08 Avalon on Aug 27th and love it. Only have one item of concern. The "Fuel Range" on the console display is no where near accurate. I have been averaging 29+ city and higway driving actual (not displayed although there is less than 1/4 mpg between the two). I usually wait until I am less than 1/4 full before I refuel and when I do the display reflected 434 in display the first time and the last time 385. At the time I refuelded it said 55 miles left when in essence it took 13 gals and should have been closer to 165 based on actual fuel consumption. I stopped by the Toyota dealership and talked with the service manager and explained the problem. He said that was quite normal and that you couldn't rely on them as they were not accurate. He indicated that there was no correction for the problem. Has anyone else had this problem and what, if anything, can be done to make it more accurate. I don't mind a vehicle not having an item on it but if it does I expect it to work and certainly be more accurate than this seems to be. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
#169 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon - Fuel Range Display [gthomp38]
Sep 20, 2007 (3:44 pm)
This subject has appeared several times before just as you post it. Most of the '05 and newer Avalons do what you describe: understate the distance to true empty. One possible explanation advanced is that the distance remaining is really the distance to when the "low fuel" light comes on. Maybe. Whatever, you are not alone...
The big thing you want to check is the ODOmeter. Most Avalons run 3% low as to mileage covered. Mine does. Check it against some interstate mile markers. The speed is OK... just the mileage is off. You will notice the difference quickly at 75 mph, only takes about 5 miles to really become apparent. Hope this helps.
#170 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon - Fuel Range Display [fin]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:17 pm)
"The speed is OK... just the mileage is off"
I didn't believe this until I checked it myself. No doubt it is off.
Any car with distance to empty is not accurate. For example at the office we had a Chrysler town and country minivan. I would put 16 gallons in it and the readout would say 250 miles. C'mon it would at least get 20 MPG so I would use the trip odometer and fill up at 320+ miles. At that point it rarely ever took more than 16 gallons meaning there was still 2+ gallons left. I remember riding for 80 - 100 miles with the distance to empty flashing "0". My Avalon is a little more accurate, but still have gone past 0 and never taken more than 16 gallons. They do this on purpose for idiots like me who like to stretch out the miles before filling up. What a shock I would have if zero really meant zero!
#171 of 965 Re: text button for stereo [zemoga]
Sep 20, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Could you tell me how the car was optioned out and what you paid (less taxes)as compared to the invoice.
Thanks in advance for the info.