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Toyota Avalon, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Nov 28, 2007 (5:15 pm)
2000, 2003 now 2008.
300 miles on XLS. So far so good. No tranny issues, love the 6 speed. its got awesome acceleration at throughway speed. Interior is huge, trunk is huge, quiet comfortable ride. A big leap over the 2003.
Some annoying things persist. Toyota still thinks their customers are incapable of programming the miscellaneous features. Still have to fill the tank to reset MPG. That is the dumbest feature on this car. Fortunately the car is so good I have to overlook the feature shortcomings. But it sure would make this car perfect.
#212 of 965 Re: Third Avalon [spencer327]
Nov 29, 2007 (4:59 am)
At least on my 2008 Touring you do not have to fill the tank to reset the MPG calculator. You just have to open the fuel door. Every now and then I pop it open as I get out of the car and close it as I walk by. When I get back in the car it is reset.
#213 of 965 Re: Third Avalon [tkevinc1]
Nov 29, 2007 (12:43 pm)
Thanks for the info, will try it when I get home.
#214 of 965 Anyone had to buy a new key?
Nov 29, 2007 (2:05 pm)
Has anyone had to buy a new key for their 2008 Avalon? Mine has a fat headed key which has buttons for alarm, trunk, door lock. Dealer said it would be $275 plus $100 for an hour of in-shop programming. Can anyone else here verify that? They might as well have told me it is $1,000.
#215 of 965 Re: Anyone had to buy a new key? [whodatt_99]
Nov 30, 2007 (11:48 am)
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#216 of 965 Re: Third Avalon [tkevinc1]
Dec 02, 2007 (7:56 am)
Not to change the subject, but I will...I am seriously considering purchasing a 2008 Avalon Touring Edition. However, believe it or not, I have not found one on a dealer lot to test drive. My concern, just how rough is the Touring suspension ride ? One review I read referred to the 2008 Touring ride as "brittle".
#217 of 965 Touring Suspension
Dec 02, 2007 (8:01 am)
I am seriously considering purchasing a 2008 Avalon Touring Edition. However, believe it or not, I have not found one on a dealer lot to test drive. My concern, just how rough is the Touring suspension ride ? One review I read referred to the 2008 Touring ride as "brittle".
#218 of 965 Re: Touring Suspension [buynewavy]
Dec 03, 2007 (12:10 pm)
I have been very happy with it. I admit that when traveling country roads you feel the washboards and cracks more than you would on the Limited. However, on normal surface streets and freeways I really don't notice any issues. I had a 2005 Touring and the 2008 Touring seems even less harsh and rides better even on the back roads. The 6 speed tranny is light yrs ahead of the old 5 speed as well. I couldn't imagine a better car for the money.
#219 of 965 Re: Touring Suspension [tkevinc1]
Dec 03, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Would you mind telling the group what the msrp with options was and amount of discount? Also did you purchase the extended warranty and cost.
Thanks in advance for the info
#220 of 965 2008 Avalon 6 speed transmission
Dec 03, 2007 (7:46 pm)
Had my new Avalon 2 weeks. All ready I have noticed the 6 speed trans changes too quickly. First change at 5 mph is too quick, 2nd at 20mph and up to 5th gear before I hit 40mph. Tans shifts back and forth as you drive at varying speeds below 40 in city driving. The vehicle shifts are easily noticed. Runs beautifully once you are up to highway speeds. I am not happy with 1st shift point. Has anyone had similar issue? Can it be adjusted? What speed does your Avalon shift on first change? Overall very pleased with the car, but this issue is growing larger by the day and may change my opinion.