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#201 of 266 Re: 2011 Toyota Avalon? [ncee]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:17 pm)
I'm trying to remember exactly, but Toyota published production schedules in September that showed the 2010 being built only October 2009 thru February of 2010. That's a shortened production season by about 3-4 months so that the new 2011 model could begin in earnest starting in March. Also, if I recall didn't the current model come out in March 2004 as a 2005? This timing would be consistent for Toyota. I really think a fall intro is unlikely due to the shortened 2010 production scedule.
#202 of 266 2nd Gen (00-04) vs 3rd Gen (05-10) Avalon
Dec 20, 2009 (9:30 pm)
I am a current owner of a 03 Avalon XLw/leather,power seats,alloys and moonroof. I am about to hit 80,000 miles. This is my number 2 family car. I already own a new SUV as the number 1 family car. I am contemplating trading up to a new 10 Ltd or even a used 06-09 Ltd. I have spent money only on regular maintenance,front brakes and a new set of tires in its first 80,000 miles. This tells you that I am happy with my old Avalon. As you might expect, it will cost me $10K to $25K to go to an 06 + or 10 Limited. For all you 2nd and/or 3rd generation owners- Is the 3rd gen Avalon that much better than the older gen 2 Avy? I am concerned as the mileage is getting up there that I finally may have to start putting money into my 03. Any thoughts as to reliability of the 2 generations or probale upcoming expenses would be greatly appreciated,
#203 of 266 Power or Manual Rear Window Sunshade
Dec 21, 2009 (11:45 am)
As some of you may have read in my previous posts, I recently purchased a 2010 Avalon XLS. The one feature I wish I had is a rear window sunshade. Whether it be manual retracting, or power, I do not mind. Does anyone know of any reputable aftermarket brands? I assume the power shade that is standard on the Limited model could not be installed on my XLS model. If anyone has any advice, please post. Thank you!
#204 of 266 Re: 2nd Gen (00-04) vs 3rd Gen (05-10) Avalon [stormin800]
Dec 21, 2009 (1:05 pm)
We have a 2000 Avalon with 140000 miles and replace nothing but brakes and tires
I t still looks like new and runs fine. My wife says she notices it is not quite as tight as it used to be and compared with my 09 camry. It could run forever
#206 of 266 Re: 2nd Gen (00-04) vs 3rd Gen (05-10) Avalon [stormin800]
Dec 21, 2009 (2:02 pm)
I bought the 2008 Toyota Avalon Limited and I now have 25,000 miles on it. It is the best car I have ever owned. It is extremely quiet and I consistently get between 30 and 35 miles to the gallon doing 65mph with the air on. I have had no repairs and zero complaints. There is also the feeling of luxury when you drive this car. You could pay more for so called luxury cars, but you would be wasting your money. Read the latest Consumer Reports on large size vehicles, which this car is.
#207 of 266 Re: 2nd Gen (00-04) vs 3rd Gen (05-10) Avalon [stormin800]
Dec 21, 2009 (3:48 pm)
We have owned one of each of the 3 generations of Avalons. The first two cars lasted about 4 years and 90k each. They were near perfect, two of the best cars we have ever owned and looked great when traded. The 2007 Limited is the same so far, 50k and a great car.
The first two models were very similar except sheetmetal. Moving to the 2005 and up is totally different experience. Everything has been changed. The view out and the front seats are better in the '04 and earlier but engine and suspension changes make the '05 up an overall superior car, my opinion. Hope this helps...
#208 of 266 Re: 2011 Toyota Avalon? [ntassistant]
Dec 21, 2009 (3:51 pm)
I don't think this site is reliable. They have no new information and simply retread or speculate about the future. I think we are all in somewhat disbelief that Toyota could have a new model intro in the next few months but there is no info. on it. Seems crazy in this day and age that they would not avail. themselves of the multitude of ways they could leak something. Still Toyota is struggling these days, and I think they don't want to do anything to kill the sales of the 2010 in its' last few months. Plenty of people would wait for the 2011 if they new for sure it was coming vs taking a "leftover" 2010. Besides Toyota does not want to closeout 2010 cars at distressed pricing, they want to produce only what they can sell at full margin for as long as they can. IMO.
#209 of 266 Pressure Washing at Car Wash?
Dec 24, 2009 (9:46 am)
I live in New England, and we had 20+ inches of snow this past weekend! My car is filthy and I am tempted to take it to the car wash to pressure wash it. Over the years, I've heard negative things about these pressure washers as they may cause more fine surface scratches. Also, I am concerned to wash it this way because I have the clear paint protection "Road Guard" on the front end of my new Avalon. Is it safe to pressure wash the clear protectant, or will the water pressure lift it? If anyone has any advice or tips, please post! Merry Christmas to everyone!
#210 of 266 Re: Pressure Washing at Car Wash? [ntassistant]
Dec 24, 2009 (10:02 am)
I too live in New England (Maine), and must deal with the washing issue daily. All I know is not washing it, isn't an option.
I've been through both pressure washes with and without brushes, and well, the car gets some fine scratches.
I get it detailed in the spring and in the fall, and hope that helps.
My car is Black so you know every little thing shows up:(