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You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
#137 of 1735 Re: Done! [bergamini]
Mar 22, 2010 (9:51 am)
Yes I did pick up the 2010 Avalon Ltd on Saturday!
Mine has the light gray interior too. You will like the light gray in your 2011, I'm sure.
So far so good.......the smart key seems pretty easy to get accustomed to.
My husband is 6'3" and thinks the headroom is quite good.
Love the upgrades since our last Avalon (1999!)...so missing out on some of the features in the 2011 is pretty easy to handle Great quiet, smooth ride. No regrets.
Didn't think I'd be too impressed with the cooled seats, but given that I live in a hot climate, I think I underestimated how nice they really are. It was near 80 degrees in So CA this weekend so we tried that feature out.
Will continue to check back to get your review of the 2011!
One more thing.....I was looking at the Toyota Canada website and saw that this month they are giving 5000.00 factory rebate incentives on the Avalon! What do you think of that!
#138 of 1735 Re: Auto show [manatoc5]
Mar 22, 2010 (10:12 am)
Note on automobile weight: To increase city mileage by 1 mpg and attribute that to reduced weight, and nothing else, would require a reduction in excess of one hundred pounds.. and in fact someone posted that the 2011 was actually heavier than the 2010.
The only way this mpg increase can occur is to adjust the electronics or the gear ratios or both, again, as someone posted before. And it cannot be aerodynamics such as a lower roofline, if one exists, as the average city cycle speeds are too slow for aero related changes to really help mileage very much. The Avalon, great car as it is, cannot repeal the laws of automotive physics.
I am on my third Avy... best cars I have ever owned..
#139 of 1735 Re: Auto show [fin]
Mar 22, 2010 (10:20 am)
I am on my third Avy... best cars I have ever owned
I miss my 06 so much. I don't know why I talked myself out of leasing an 09 last year. I thought I wanted something different.
#140 of 1735 Re: Done! [cmb08]
Mar 29, 2010 (12:30 pm)
Awesome cmb08, I'm glad you love it. I just got word from my dealer that my '11 will be here this week! I'm 6'1" and sit very vertically, so to speak, and will let you know my thoughts on headroom. My '04 has loads of it so I'm not concerned but we shall see. I think buying the '10 was the smarter choice unless you wanted the upgraded Nav which indeed I did. Gulp, I guess payments start next month. It has been 3+ years since I've had to deal with that!
#141 of 1735 Re: Auto show [manatoc5]
Mar 29, 2010 (12:45 pm)
I emailed Toyota last week on this seat issue, and they emailed back that it is unchanged - the same as 2010?
I'd say Toyota should know, but if they do, maybe they are hiding it:)
#142 of 1735 Re: Auto show [ncee]
Mar 30, 2010 (10:20 am)
I wonder if there's a political committee somewhere that can check into this for us Skip. These nagging doubts are keeping me awake at night.
#143 of 1735 Re: Auto show [twinb]
Mar 30, 2010 (10:31 am)
It's not the doubts for me, it's the mixed messages we get. But I'm starting to wonder if this is what we can expect from Toyota for now?
I'm sure you sat in the car …
I'm also sure it was shorter …
I'm not sure why, or why Toyota say's it's the same, if it's not?
It doesn't matter to me, as I'm only 5' 7" tall:)
And after Uncle Sam got done with me yesterday, I don't know if I'll be getting a new car now:(
#144 of 1735 Re: 2010 Avalon MPG: highway
Mar 30, 2010 (11:05 am)
Road test , dry conditions, terrain: mix of flat and medium hills,
60 mile run, speed: 59 mph, results: 33.7 mpg, cruise control on,
will try again with nitrogen in my tires and a K & N filter installed.
#145 of 1735 Re: 2010 Avalon MPG: highway [manatoc5]
Mar 31, 2010 (6:56 am)
You already have ~80% nitrogen in your tires and instead of installing a K & N why not simply remove the OEM filter..??
The FE gain, if any, will be about the same or better even. You will then know the full range of FE that could be gained, but with no downside such as the MAF/IAT sensors getting contaminated with the oil wicked off of the K&N.
Oh, the only advantage to the K&N is at WOT, otherwise the throttle plate is the MAJOR restriction to intake airflow.
Do you REALLY want to extend FE..??
Mechanically block the throttle plate from opening beyond 3/4's.
#146 of 1735 K&N filters, etc
Mar 31, 2010 (7:26 am)
I have tried the K&N filters on other vehicles and it vastly improves take off speed. That is if you have to speed up quickly to get on the expressway or to avoid
an accident, such as a trucker swerving into your lane that did not see you, there is a vast difference between an OEM filter and K&N.
Where can I go to verify your issue with the MAF/IAT sensors getting contaminated with oil? I would like to see some verification because my mechanic uses it in his vehicles.