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You are in the Toyota Avalon
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#1110 of 1645 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [clevet]
Jun 30, 2011 (6:39 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 1645 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [popsavalon]
Jun 30, 2011 (8:17 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 1645 Re: Avalon ground clearance problem [nan48]
Jul 02, 2011 (3:35 pm)
Ground clearance is minimal for aerodynamic reasons, and they aren't much lower than most sedans.
#1113 of 1645 Re: Toyato Wiper Arm and Blade Replacement [ncee]
Jul 12, 2011 (9:33 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 1645 Fuel mileage É
Jul 12, 2011 (9:44 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 1645 Re: Toyato Wiper Arm and Blade Replacement [gramz]
Jul 12, 2011 (3:43 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 1645 Re: Fuel mileage É [ncee]
Jul 14, 2011 (5:33 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 1645 Re: Fuel mileage É [douglas1]
Jul 15, 2011 (2:03 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.
#1118 of 1645 Re: Fuel mileage É [douglas1]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:05 pm)
I know what you mean about the BMW. I sometimes catch myself doing the same thing with different cars. I believe this car performance has a lot to do with the transmission.
MY MPG varies a lot, depending on my driving habits. I checked on my last long distant trip and got about 28-29 MPG on the HWY. Driving normal speeds. Around 80 or less.
My car computer is always off by 2 MPG, showing I'm getting better than I really am.
I have nearly 10 thousand miles on my car. Still runs good and no road noise and NO squeaks what so ever. NO problems to speak of. I do have a slight wiper problem everyone has talked about. I found out if you slow your wipers down it's almost stops. I think a lot of that depends on how hard it's raining. My wipers skip a little only when it's barley raining. NEVER on a hard rain. I don't believe there's anything wrong with the wiper arm.
I reset my computer on the MPG every time and I'm still 2 miles off per gallon every fill up, no matter what I'm always off that 2 MPG. I hope the MPG people are posting is NOT what the computer says.
IS there anyway to adjust the computer settings? Anyone!
#1119 of 1645 Re: Fuel mileage É [douglas1]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:11 pm)
I DON'T think you'll blow away a 7 series BMW. I don't THINK. With that said I owned a 1996 Impala SS and this car can compare to that car in a 1/4 of mile. This is one fast big car. Toyota really out done themselves on this 2011 Avalon. Handling compared to the 96 Impala is much different. Mainly because that car is rear wheel drive.
I'm guessing they will never make the Avalon rear wheel drive. I say this because if you wanted rear wheel drive then move up the Lexus. I THINK all of them are rear wheel drive but I'm not really sure.