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#983 of 1027 6-speed automatic transmission
May 19, 2010 (4:29 pm)
I own a 2010 Avalon equipped with a 6-speed auto. transmission. The transmission is very annoying as it hesitates and seems to be confused. The majority of my driving is city driving. What I cannot stand is when I let my foot off of the accelerator, the car literally pulls back and hesitates significantly. It seems as though all power to the engine is cut off completely (almost feels like car is going to stall, but I know there isn't anything mechanically wrong). In other words, the car doesn't coast once the gas pedal is released.
I have been reading extensive reviews from owners of 2005-2010 Avalons and many owners experience and complain of the same issue. It seems as though Toyota has purposefully designed the transmission to do this to help boost fuel economy.
Anyway, I am very dissatisfied with my Avalon's performance. I am looking to trade it in for something else (another Toyota) that doesn't have this problem. For 2010, Toyota included the 6-speed auto. transmission on the Camry. For those 2010 Camry owners, do any of you experience this hesitation issue? Specifically those with the 4 cylinder engine? Prior to my Avalon, I owned a 2004 Corolla and this car's transmission was awesome! No hesitation of any kind, ever. This car would "coast" for long distances once I let my foot off of the gas pedal and NEVER hesitated.
Any feedback from current 2010 Camry owners will be appreciated!
#984 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (3:16 am)
Why don't you place the transmission into the manual shift mode and upshift it to the next gear to see if that cures your wanting to coast
#985 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (7:33 am)
SOP....The "wave" of the future...?
CVT will always yeild the best FE so the closer, the more gear ratios a tradintional gearbox has the closer it can come to a CVT's FE. Fuel Cut, total and complete fuel cut, during coastdown periods, is now the "standard". Remove your foot from the gas pedal and as long as there is enough forward momentum to keep the engine turning over with ZERO fuel that's the way it works. Once that momentum declines below the needed level fuel flow will begin again and then you will likely feel a slight "lurch" forward, reduced/lowered engine braking, as a result.
#986 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (5:05 pm)
Camry, Avalon, and Performance are words that do not belong in the same sentence ever! If you were looking for Performance then your shopping at the wrong automaker!
#987 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [thegraduate]
May 20, 2010 (9:09 pm)
yes. I always get 32 mpg on my 2006 camry V6. I am agree you say driving style, ad route factor the mileage.. I am very easy on gas, use cruise control, 65 mph highway driving. I mostly use octane 87 shell and chevron..
please check out my fuelly.
#988 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [kingfans1]
May 21, 2010 (7:37 am)
Good call on the Shell and Chevron there. All my vehicles require premium, but I always get Shell Premium for my vehicles only. If I'm on a road trip and no Shell around, I'll get 76 or BP in a pince but try to stick with shell as much as possible!
#989 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [smarty666]
May 21, 2010 (9:07 am)
There is NO modern day passenger vehicle engine that REQUIRES premium fuel.
Recommended, yes, required, NO.
#990 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [smarty666]
May 21, 2010 (4:39 pm)
I tried octane 91 on my 2006 camry v6.. mpg is about the same using octane 87...
octane 91 will give a little power.. But I don't need it.. I am currently getting 32 mpg from octane 87.. even octane 91 will get 33-34 mpg, it is not worth it.
#991 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [wwest]
May 21, 2010 (7:09 pm)
You don't have a clue what your talking about! My Maxima and TL require 91 octane or higher! I get 93 since Shell on offers 87, 89, and 93. My Maxima a couple months back got filled with regular by the stupid attendant and the car almost shaked itself to pieces. It idled like crazy, had trouble accelerating, and struggled to run sometimes. So again, you have no idea what your talking about!
Both lids on my Max and TL say premium fuel required!! So even if it just says recommended or required, and there are plenty that do, you better go in do it. If you going to be a cheap ass and not fill it up with premium when its recommended or required then don't get the vehicle! Get a clue will ya!
#992 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [kingfans1]
May 22, 2010 (9:43 am)
If your 2006 Camry engine isn't high enough compression to make use of the 91 octane then you're just wasting money, it will NOT give even a smidgen of more power.