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#2 of 42 2009 Toyota Avalon
Jul 02, 2008 (8:50 pm)
The most important minor change I like to see on the 2009 Toyota Avalon is to offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column being made standard on the top-of-the-line Limited model rather than still having that manual tilt and telescopic steering column on the top-of-the-line Limited model since the top-of-the-line Limited model already offered a standard 2-way driver's side memory systems rather than any other minor changes of equipment. If the 2009 Toyota Avalon Limited does not offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column, I will be very, very depressed for one or two years and I will not be able to buy a 2009 Toyota Avalon Limited. I really do want the power tilt and telescopic steering column to be offered on the 2009 Toyota Avalon on this current design as a standard equipment on the top-of-the-line Limited model rather than waiting for the Toyota Avalon to be redesigned for the 2011 model year to offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column.
#3 of 42 Toyota Press Release
Jul 29, 2008 (8:48 am)
Here's what they've said about the 2009 Avalon on 7/25/08: "The 2009 Avalon full-size sedan adds to its value with additional standard equipment that includes driver and front passenger active headrests, Brake Assist, traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and a satellite radio ready color-keyed SDARS antenna and prewire. The base MSRP for Avalon will range from $27,845 for the XL grade to $35,185 for the premium Limited grade. Overall, Avalon prices will increase $520, or 1.7 percent."
#4 of 42 2011 - is that knkown?
Aug 08, 2008 (3:01 am)
hanscua - You mentioned "... redesigned for the 2011 model year ..."
Apologies if this is covered in some other forum, but do we know that for sure? The last design ran for 5 years, 2000 - 2004, right?
So, I was looking forward to a redesign in 2010.
#5 of 42 Re: 2011 - is that knkown? [potat0e]
Aug 08, 2008 (4:02 am)
There may not even be an Avalon redesign. There are also rumours of it being discontinued after 2010.
Aug 08, 2008 (8:16 pm)
I've seen from an LA Times article where the 2009 might be the last year. Rumor only, Toyota USA isn't talking.
Aug 11, 2008 (1:52 pm)
Personally, I would discount those rumors. The cars that get discontinued are poor sellers (e.g. SUVs lately). The Avalon is exactly what many people are now in the market for: a large sedan that offers excellent mileage (not to mention a nice profit margin for Toyota). Toyota hasn't become the world's (nearly-) largest carmaker by misreading the market.
#8 of 42 Re: Rumors [gohawaiian]
Aug 11, 2008 (8:19 pm)
And just what would be the problem with a Toyota version of the RWD (R/AWD optional) Lexus GS350 as a replacement for the FWD Avalon....??
A HUGE win for the beancounters and obviously a win, overall, for John Q Public.
#9 of 42 Re: Rumors [wwest]
Aug 12, 2008 (4:05 am)
And just what would be the problem with a Toyota version of the RWD (R/AWD optional) Lexus GS350
If it has the same interior room and comes at a similar price tag as the current generation... where do I sign?
#10 of 42 Re: Rumors [tjc78]
Aug 12, 2008 (4:19 am)
Mine will be dark gray with a similar interior, please...... and woodgrain, Nav, etc.
#11 of 42 Re: Rumors [wwest]
Aug 12, 2008 (5:46 am)
Of course, with RWD would come a less spacious, comfortable and inviting rear passenger compartment what with the tunnel and all. And, of course, that would mean that, when it snows, new Avalon drivers in Seattle would be unable to negotiate the hills that older Avalons with FWD take with ease.