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Toyota Avalon, Suspension, Sedan
#8 of 33 engine whining noise
Dec 19, 2007 (11:04 am)
I own a 2000 toyota avalon xls with 77,000 miles. I notice a whining in the engine when I take my foot off the accelator and the engine comes to a idle speed. I notice it with the A/C off.It probalbly does with the A/C on to. I take good care of the car and have regular maintenance done by dealer.
Thought I would ask here before i put my question.to the toyota dealer.
Has anyone had a similar experince with their Avalon? Appreciate any comments.
#9 of 33 2000 through 2004 Avalon - Any Significant Changes?
Apr 29, 2008 (5:31 pm)
I am in the market for a used Avalon and would like to pay around $10,000. Are there any significant differences between the 2000 model and the 2004 model?
#10 of 33 Re: 2000 through 2004 Avalon - Any Significant Changes? [mdjsaunders]
May 25, 2008 (12:56 am)
Other than the cosmetic ones, search this forum or google for the "engine sludge/gelling" issues.
#11 of 33 Re: Looking at two 2000 avalons [dreameral]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Toyota avalon XLS private sale for $7000 CAD. The couple that sold it to me were really cool people. I was a bit worried because you never know what your going to get from a private sale. But all I had to change was the starter and even though it does need some suspension work, the car looks and feels brand new and rides smoothly and is a major upgrade from my 1999 Mazda 626 DX.
#12 of 33 Re: Looking at two 2000 avalons [2ndcoming]
Jun 16, 2008 (10:02 pm)
That sounds like a good price for the 2000 Avalon XLS. Hom many miles on the car?
#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...