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Toyota Avalon, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Aug 11, 2009 (10:38 am)
While searching on Yahoo, I came across a site that handles fleet management of various motor vehicles. This site has "revised" Toyota build-out and start-up dates of various 2010-2011 models (as of August 5, 2009). According to the information on this site, Toyota plans to release a 2011 Avalon in Febrary & March 2010 (around the same time the current 3rd generation was released back in 2005). Not sure if this Avalon will be the same as the 3rd generation, or completely redesigned. The 2010 will be the 6th consecutive year of this style/generation. It could be that Toyota is now on the 6-year cycle with generations. If this information is in fact true, we MAY have a completely redesigned Avalon on the way in a few months! I am very curious to see if this information is accurate. I will include the link that I found if you'd like to see what it lists:
Sorry, I can't make it available to directly access, but this is the exact site that I found! Definitely check it out!
#130 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? [ntassistant]
Aug 11, 2009 (5:59 pm)
Looks like a new Avalon is in the works. We should know in December at the latest, when the dealers will get the ordering info.
#131 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? [kenb757]
Aug 16, 2009 (6:52 pm)
Let us hope a new Avalon is in the works! However, there is some speculation it will be more of a stretched Camry. Let us hope not. Face it, the Avalon cuts into Lexus sales, with nearly the luxury and comfort, but at a more reasonable price. I would love to see essentially the same vehicle, but with a bit stiffer suspension (as was in the Touring Edition) and an improved NAV system. Bottom line, being from Nevada, would not put even money on a 2011 Avalon as we wish it, if any at all. Not going to hold my breath...
#132 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? - What would you like to see them do / change?
Aug 17, 2009 (3:41 am)
It will be a real shame if they don't up-date the Avalon. It may not be their biggest seller, but it is a car that gets them plenty of air time (folks talking about the car).
What would I like to see them change, fix???
- I'd love my coin tray back
- I'd love softer more comfortable seats
- I'd love AWD
- I'd love it to be a bit more quiet on the highway (this is tire noise, as well as wind noise)
- I'd love the radio to show the CD name while it's playing. Right now having to push next and wait until it's starts, to know who the CD is, kind-of sucks.
- Heck, I'd love this feature for iPod's as well.
- I'd love it to have a much better - high quality paint job. My 2008, has a ton of fine line scratches that just piss my off to no end.
- I'd love to have more vents for heating and air around the car (and roof, for pointing down the backside of the front seats on a hot day.
… ooh, looks like I want a Lexus:)
I think some of these things are doable, and would make the Avalon a great car.
What would you like to see them do?
#133 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? - What would you like to see them do / change? [ncee]
Aug 17, 2009 (4:22 am)
. Have the outside mirrors rotate towards car when engine is turned off and of course will remember memory settings
. Make a nav system worth buying
. include a dc power plug for the backseat and and extra for the front
. include the power seat options on the passenger side as standard instead of option on the limited model
. include sat radio receiver as a standard instead of option on the limited
. include a little more room for the passenger seat to slide back
. include the roll bar on the passenger seat like the driver seat
. include an automatic dimmer switch for high beam to low beam
. change the instrument panel to better show the speed or move speed to the center of the dashboard
. change the day running lites from round to square
As for as the sattelite is concerned I use my Iphone for xm radio and playing the ipod.
Use the Iphone for getting directions or gps -- why pay 2K when you dont get a lot for it
I have the 2009 Limited and trip this past weekend got 31.9 highest mpg and 31.0 overall. That was doing 74mph so computer starting to work great more miles I get.
The ride is fantastic - my wife likes to ride in the backseat and instantly falls asleep
#134 of 266 I would like in a new Avalon
Aug 17, 2009 (6:49 am)
I would like to see a hybrid in the new AVALON which is a great car. I hope they keep the 6 disc stereo My new Camry has one disc and the dealer told me it had MP? and i pod I asked him what that was and he told me my kids woould explain it to me I still want a 6 disc stereo and a hybrid
#135 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? [jemanner]
Aug 18, 2009 (7:14 am)
The current and past Avalons is/were stretched Camrys. The next one will probably be the same. Is it better than the gussied up Camry that is the Lexus ES 350? Might be for some. The Avalon is bigger and more comfortable than the Lexus, but the Lexus has a better warranty, dealer service, and resale value. The ES also gets some good lease specials that Toyota also offers on the Camry, but not on the Avalon. My next car will probably be one of the following (unless something else strikes my fancy in the meantime): Cadillac XTS (DTS replacement), Buick Lucerne replacement (unknown at this time; new LaCrosse is too small), Hyundai Equus, MB E350, Lexus ES 350, Citroen C6 (not imported to the US), new RR Ghost (only if I should win the lottery), or Toyota Avalon. Considering purchase price and fuel economy, the Toyota seems to be the most practical. Hopefully, the new guy at the top of Toyota will solve the quality problems that have plagued it recently.
#136 of 266 Re: 2011 Avalon? [kenb757]
Aug 18, 2009 (7:52 am)
I tried a Buick Lucrene CX and wasn't that impressed. It was no quieter nor as big in the back seat area. And it didn't have an iPod jack. That was just a short test ride (when I was considering trading my Camry in - which I did for the Avalon).
I had thought about the Buick Enclave (which gets very good reviews for comfort and quietness, but was more then I was looking to spend at the time)
I wish Buick would bring back the Road Master or Park Avenue:)
As for the others on your list, some are more then I was looking to spend, and others I haven't thought about.
I have recently tried a LS 430 - which I must say, wasn't that much nicer the my Avalon?
I'm in hopes of trying out a E430 Mercedes later on this week. Other then that, I'm fine with my Avalon at this time.
My next car WILL be (hopefully);
- Quieter at highway speeds
- More comfortable on the long haul (on the road salesman. I put on 30,000 miles a year, and want something I can drive 600 - 1500 miles a day, and not hurt when I get out of the car.
- A bit fancier / cooler then the Avalon.
#137 of 266 Re: Mirror adjust/blind spot.
Aug 30, 2009 (5:53 pm)
"If you adjust the mirrors the way the Car Talk guys indicate on their web site, it eliminates the blind spot on both sides of the car."
I adjust so that I can just see the side of my car, then lean a bit towards the console to see out farther before changing lanes. Try it.
#138 of 266 2009 Avalon Prices
Sep 13, 2009 (6:54 pm)
Anyone care to share what the going price is for a new 2009 Avalon XLS/ Limited.