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Toyota Venza, SUV
#1072 of 1243 Re: USA TODAY review in 11/2008 [irismg]
Apr 18, 2009 (4:13 pm)
Any chance they could make a Venza Jr. that sells for no more than $20K on the midlevel model?
They already do -- that would be the Matrix. The mid-level S model is under $20K.
Used Venzas are going to be few and far between given how new ones seems to be trickling out the factory. I don't think Venzas are available to the fleet and rent-a-car channels.
Maybe when the 2010 models come out in the fall, you'll get lucky with a left-over 2009 model on clearance. As long as Toyota continues to keep supply low, though, I wouldn't count on it.
#1073 of 1243 Re: Hello from Toyota [toyotausa1]
Apr 18, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I agree that the looks, ride, and general usefullnes of the Venza seems right on. I am very much hoping that this vehicle becomes a plug in hybrid. HINT! Do I wait for it or go for the Volt?
#1074 of 1243 Re: USA TODAY review in 11/2008 [qs933]
Apr 18, 2009 (9:24 pm)
Thank you for answering for the Toyota rep, but I don't fit well in a Matrix, Matrix looks nothing like Venza, and further it's not a Corolla wagon - Fielder is, and they don't sell that in the United States.
Also, I don't know if there will be rental units available, either, but in 1-2 years when the depreciation gets low enough, and if I haven't lost interest in it by then, maybe one will turn up in the used market that fits my needs.
Thank you, though, for trying to be helpful.
#1075 of 1243 Re: Venza Owning Experience [LSP972]
Apr 18, 2009 (9:29 pm)
That's great on the mileage, and thank you!
#1076 of 1243 Re: USA TODAY review in 11/2008 [irismg]
Apr 18, 2009 (10:51 pm)
Thank you for answering for the Toyota rep...
Sorry, I wasn't aware that this turned into a private forum for Toyota to answer questions.
Good luck on your search. You may also want to look at the Nissan Murano; I've already seen off-rental 2009 S AWD models dip below $20K. I'm hoping the Venza will hold its value better.
#1077 of 1243 TEST DRIVE AND INIITAL EXPERIENCE
Apr 19, 2009 (8:38 am)
I test drove a 4 cyl yesterday. The ride was quiet, well mannered. Not only was road noise under control but load traffic noise was kept out. I hopped into the back seat. It was comfortable. I reclined the back seat and paid attention to the leg room. It was a little awkward getting out of the back seat. The dash and instrument cluster looked good and the buttons had a good feel to them. The engine was fine. I don't expect it to pull a trailer. However it still felt more than adequate with two adults with AC running. I'm sure it will do fine with four adults and AC running. The ability to carry items looked good. The back seat went 95 percent flat. It basically looked flat and the cargo capacity was big.
The only complaint is interior color. The current colors easily show dirt and shoe scoffs. I would seriously consider the car if it came with a black interior. My current ride is a 2008 Civic Coupe and its very noisy compared to the Venza. I also test drove most of the current Acura products last weekend. The Venza was much quieter than those products except for the MDX. The MDX and Venza were about the same noise wise. Of course the Venza is approximately $10K less.
#1078 of 1243 Re: TEST DRIVE AND INIITAL EXPERIENCE [goose]
Apr 19, 2009 (10:19 am)
"I reclined the back seat and paid attention to the leg room. It was a little awkward getting out of the back seat." I did not find it to be awkward. I find the leg and head space to be sufficient. Did you recline the seat back to the original position?
#1079 of 1243 Re: TEST DRIVE AND INIITAL EXPERIENCE [goose]
Apr 19, 2009 (10:31 pm)
The only complaint is interior color. The current colors easily show dirt and shoe scoffs. I would seriously consider the car if it came with a black interior.
At our local auto show a couple weeks ago, I noticed a lot of vehicles with all black interiors. It was across both ends of the spectrum -- compacts to luxury cars.
Personally, I like the contrasting light and dark interior of the Venza, especially the black carpet that matches the dash. I do agree, though -- the light colored surface is going to be fun to keep clean. This is my first car with leather, so I'll need to research what's recommended for leather care soon.
#1080 of 1243 Re: Delivery time... [david_k1]
Apr 20, 2009 (10:17 am)
I went to the dealership March 16 (in Missouri), it took two tries (3 weeks) to get the order/request through. My Venza is scheduled to be built the week of May 4 and it will be 2-3 weeks later before it arrives at the dealership...oh the torture to wait so long (but it will be worth getting exactly what I wanted).
Hope that helps, Good luck!
#1081 of 1243 Re: Delivery time... [sns1]
Apr 20, 2009 (10:53 am)
Thanks for the info...
I suppose I'll have to push a little more on the dealer to get our venza closer to the "build" stage...