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#13 of 33 Buying a used Avalon-2007 model
Jun 19, 2008 (6:38 am)
We own a 2001 Avalon with 187k miles...we're thinking about trading it in and getting a 2007 from one of our many Houston area Toyota dealers...here's what the sales guy sent over... * Internet Price $24,988.00
* Mileage: 25,617
* Exterior Color: SILVER
* Interior Color:
* Transmission: A/T
* Stock #: P5926
I asked him if this car had a 4, 5 or 6 speed. My 2001 has a 4 speed. Without actually looking at the car, and based only on the information presented here, does this look like a reasonable starting place on price?
#14 of 33 Re: Buying a used Avalon-2007 model [radioguy1]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:00 am)
Can't tell you if its a good price without knowing which Avalon you are looking at. There is a 10K price difference in original MSRP from a base XL to a fully loaded Limited.
Also, the car is a 5 speed. In '08 the Avalon got the six speed.
#15 of 33 Re: Buying a used Avalon-2007 model [tjc78]
Jun 19, 2008 (12:46 pm)
You're right on the transmission...the sales dude did say it was a 5 speed. He also says this is an XLS model.
#16 of 33 Re: Buying a used Avalon-2007 model [radioguy1]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:13 pm)
I have an '06 XLS that stickered right around 34K new. It has the JBL and VSC/ heated seat packages. It has been a wonderful car have around 24,000 miles on it and never back to the dealer except for oil changes. As for the pricing you are being given, give the used car values (right here on Edmunds or KBB) a look to get an idea of suggested retail on this car.
#17 of 33 Re: Buying a used Avalon-2007 model [radioguy1]
Jun 19, 2008 (4:10 pm)
The car has a lot of miles on it to be only a model year old. This lowers the value as a resale for obvious reasons. But if the car has a clean title and vehicle service history, is spotless inside and out, has near new tires and at least the JBL sound system, it is probably worth, retail, about what you posted. Having skid control or other options would also help. The main thing is to be sure the car is near new clean and drives that way - perfect. (The warranty will take care of anything wrong but drive it a while anyway.) My .02....... great cars...
#18 of 33 Re: Buying a used Avalon-2007 model [fin]
Jun 20, 2008 (7:35 am)
Another dealer has, I think, a couple of 2008s on the lot with around the same mileage, some less that I'll get some prices on today. I drive a lot...around 34k a year, but my mileage is out of the ordinary. I wonder if this car was either a lease or a Toyota vehicle for one of their executives.
#19 of 33 Buying a used Avalon-2007 model-a trip to another dealer
Jun 21, 2008 (5:44 am)
The wife and I went down to another dealer since we had some time to kill last night. This dealer had 4 Avalons, all "Touring" editions, identical in that they had black leather seats and black interiors. The outside body colors were either silver or white, or off white. All were 2008 cars, sold as used cars (we'd be listed on the title as the second owner), and all had the remainder of the factory warranty on them. Their mileage was anywhere from 7k to 20k. All had the same price-$28,995.00. The sales guy said that the Touring was one step below the Limited (which I know isn't true). I think the basic price on a Touring model is around 31K, before options. None of these cars have a lot in the option department, and frankly, I'm not worried about that anyway. I wondered what the group's opinion would be of what I've learned.
#20 of 33 Identifying VSC option on used Avalon
Jul 20, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a used Avalon -- 2005 or 2006, XLS or Limited trim. I know that stability control & traction control were options in those years, and want to be sure that the car that I buy has those options.
Does anyone know how I can tell by looking at the car whether the VSC is installed? In my current car, there is an off switch for the stability control, but I read somewhere that there is no such off switch in the Avalon.
Thanks very much for any help.
#22 of 33 Re: Identifying VSC option on used Avalon [neshdel]
Aug 08, 2008 (1:19 am)
Call your Toyota Dealer Parts Dept and give them the VIN off your car and they should tell you right away if the VSC option is installed on your Avalon.