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#19 of 42 Re: 2009 Introduction Date? [hoopla1991]
Aug 16, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I am guessing that Toyota is waiting for their current "National Clearance Event" to be over before they start announcing the 2009 Avalon. Yes, the models appear to be essentially the same from 2008 to 2009. One feature: the "VS Vehicle Stability Control and Brake Assist and Traction Control" while an option in 2008 is now bundled into the price in 2009 (based on a comparison of the comprehensive glossy brochures of both years) which may explain why they are expected to increase the price by $500.00. It will be interesting to see how they market and price the models from both years when they are on the same lot.
#21 of 42 2009 Toyota Avalon
Sep 18, 2008 (7:39 pm)
I requested the 2009 Toyota Avalon to offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column on the top-of-the-line Limited model. I feel very, very disappointed that the 2009 Toyota Avalon did not offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column. But I do request the Toyota Avalon to offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column for the late availability 2009 model year being made available at the Toyota dealers by October, November, or December of this year 2008. I really like to buy, own, or lease a 2009 Toyota Avalon Limited fully loaded. The only feature that the Toyota Avalon don't have right now that other vehicles competing with Toyota Avalon like Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Azera, Buick Lucerne, and Chrysler 300 have was a power tilt and telescopic steering column. One of the salesperson who works at Toyota of Pasadena told me that the Toyota shareholder or the Toyota Kentucky factory plant is currently doing a prototype and working on trying to have the power tilt and telescopic steering column to be offered on this current design Toyota Avalon for the late availability 2009 model year to see if it works or if there is a demand, but I'm hopeful that it works and there is a demand for this current design Toyota Avalon to offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column for the late availability 2009 model year available by October, November, or December of this year 2008 rather than wait until the 2010 model year Toyota Avalon comes out, so I'll be able to buy or lease the 2009 Toyota Avalon Limited by October, November, or December of this year with a power tilt and telescopic steering column. If the 2009 Toyota Avalon does offer a power tilt and telescopic steering column on the top-of-the-line Limited for the late availabilty 2009 model year available at the Toyota dealers by October, November, or December of this year 2008, the power tilt and telescopic steering column should be tied to the 2-way driver's memory systems which will control the power driver's side, power outside mirrors, and power tilt and telescopic steering column.
#22 of 42 Re: [potat0e]
Sep 19, 2008 (9:01 am)
Maybe now we might get to see a Lexus LS with the GSes hybrid system based on the DFI V6. Maybe even AWD...??
Dec 19, 2008 (11:53 am)
Will the 09 Limited come with a factory backup camera? I know cameras are offered on other 09 Toyota models.
#24 of 42 2009 Avalon wind noise
Dec 27, 2008 (12:29 pm)
We have had our '09 at the dealership a few times for wind noise. "They say" there is not "wind noise", it's air turbulence from around both of the exterior mirrors. They drove a couple of '09's from the lot and said these had the same amount of noise.
Anyone have experience with this and what did you do?
Not Happy in Ms!
#25 of 42 Re: 2009 Avalon wind noise [DB_BB]
Dec 28, 2008 (7:00 am)
My 2008 seems to have tis issue, above 75 MPH on the highway. Something I too, I'm not happy about, but maybe that's Toyotas way I keeping me driving the speed limit:)
At highway speeds of 65-75 it's fine.
This is the one thing I don't like about any car. I'm an on the road salesman, and if there is one thing I REALLY like, is piece and quiet when I drive.
From what little I've read, about the only vehicle that si real quiet is the Buick Enclave, which several magazines have said "Is one of the quietest car I've ever driven". I didn't drive one, because it was more then I was looking to spend at the time. Now with all of the money problems they are having, this car can be purchased at a very reasonable price.
#26 of 42 Re: 2009 Avalon wind noise [ncee]
Dec 28, 2008 (8:03 pm)
"'..there is one thing I really like, is peace and quiet when I drive..."
Try driving an early model LS400 with air suspension and summer only Bridgestone Turanza tires, now that's REALLY quiet, peaceful and comfortably riding.
For even more quietness apply a thin, VERY thin coat of NAPA Sil-Glyde to all of the rubber door and window seals.
#27 of 42 Is ziebart gold shield worth it?
Mar 21, 2009 (2:53 pm)
I just signed on the dotted line for an 09 ltd. Now they want me to spring for the ziebart gold shield package for a mere $899.00. Any thoughts?
#28 of 42 Re: Is ziebart gold shield worth it? [marks2512]
Mar 22, 2009 (4:20 am)
Too much money. All of these dealer add ons are good for one thing. Additional profit for the dealer. Wax the car twice a year with a good quality wax. Keep it washed, especially in northern winter salt road areas and save your money.