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#1108 of 1735 Re: Setting grids on Back-up camera? [ncee]
Jun 28, 2011 (3:34 am)
Well I got a reply from Toyota, and the Nav system camera DOES NOT come with the option for grid lines:(
___________ from Toyota
As you know, the rear view monitoring system in 2011 Avalons without navigation uses the rear view mirror to display guide lines for parking. However, these guide lines are not a feature in navigation-equipped Avalons. We apologize for any confusion regarding the capabilities of the various available systems in this model, and we thank you for choosing Toyota for your driving needs.
Some videos of the various available features in the Avalon can be found at http://www.toyota.com/avalon/demos.html. You may also find a demonstration video for the JBL Audio system with Navigation in the Avalon by visiting the official Toyota U.S.A. Youtube page, http://www.youtube.com/toyotausa, and clicking on "How-Tos & Demos".
If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at http://www.toyota.com/help/contactus.html.
#1109 of 1735 Avalon ground clearance problem
Jun 29, 2011 (2:30 pm)
Love my new 2011 Avalon Ltd and my old 2003 Avalon. However, I discovered the ground clearance on the new car is 5 3/8 inches when I parked it over a 6 inch parking lot curb, ripping off and tearing the plastic under shield behind the front bumper. Question: What do you call the part I destroyed. Also, what is it gonna cost me to replace it?
My inlaw had identical problem with his 2010 Camry. Anyone else had to deal with this?
#1110 of 1735 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [clevet]
Jun 30, 2011 (5:39 am)
On my 2007 Avalon, there is a right and left half to the shield. They are held on with plastic push fasteners. After my encounter with a curb, I had the local body shop order the destroyed left half. It was about $90(highway robbery!), and I installed it in about 15 minutes. There is a Toyota part number embossed in the shield, but the body shop seemed to be very familar with what to order.
I thought I might save a little money by ordering it from the local shop, and I never checked with the Toyota dealer.
#1111 of 1735 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [popsavalon]
Jun 30, 2011 (7:17 am)
Good to know information. I always worry about hitting any curve I pull up to. I know these cars sit low to the ground. I never in my life thought it was below 6" though.
#1112 of 1735 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [nan48]
Jul 02, 2011 (2:35 pm)
Ground clearance is minimal for aerodynamic reasons, and they aren't much lower than most sedans.
#1113 of 1735 Re: Toyato Wiper Arm and Blade Replacement [ncee]
Jul 12, 2011 (8:33 am)
Just curious what your RPM reads when you're averaging about 24 on the highway - driving at 65+ MPH.
Or what does the + mean.
It hard to imagine that you are getting that low. At that speed I got around 32 on the road consistently from the very start.
#1114 of 1735 Fuel mileage É
Jul 12, 2011 (8:44 am)
Ok so what is everyone getting, when (city, highway) (flat plains area, hilly, mountainous, stop and go) and what is the mileage on your car at this time?
I just did a trip to Vermont, and averaged 29.85 MPG, (501 miles to the tank) and this was pretty much a round trip with very little stopping. Some hills, mostly highway with 2 adults. 4000 miles on the car at this time.
Now this is about 100 +- better then the last few tanks of gas, so a nice improvement and pretty much right where it's suppose to be.
#1115 of 1735 Re: Toyato Wiper Arm and Blade Replacement [gramz]
Jul 12, 2011 (2:43 pm)
I believe a lot of MPG has to do with the driver. People say they drive 65+ which is good but they might do "jack rabbit starts" and so forth. We all know this will lower you MPG.
I drive like this will be my last car I ever buy. It very well might be too. I have nearly 9000 miles on it and love the ride. Love the MPG for such a big car. Love the drive and all the options. I did not get the nav. system but my daughter bought me a small one to use. We've owned the car almost a year now. (I think that's right)
I get around 24 mpg and that's city/hwy driving. I live in the city but it's in the country. On the road we've got as good as 31 or maybe 32, (that's about right), I'm sure we never got 33. I believe 28 or 29 MPG on the HWY would be my average. Always two people on the road. Always carrying a lot of things too. :^) I log every fill up, every oil change, EVERYTHING.
#1116 of 1735 Re: Fuel mileage É [ncee]
Jul 14, 2011 (4:33 pm)
I've got about 3900 miles on my Ltd, no Nav, and have been getting 28 to 30 mpg on the highway and usually drive a pretty consistent 75mph. Occasionally I find myself tooling down the highway at 85 mph because this car is so damn quite. Around town, lots of hills around here, I get about 18 to 19 mpg.
I try not to jack rabbit start but can't help occasionally blowing off a very surprised BMW driver. : )
#1117 of 1735 Re: Fuel mileage É [douglas1]
Jul 15, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I have a 2007 with 45K miles. I have found that there is a distinct difference in gas mileage between 70 mph, and over 70 mph. 70 mph will get me 30 mpg, 75 mph will drop the gas mileage by a couple of mpg. This applies to southern interstate driving, with air and cruise on.