Last post on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:09 AM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
#1469 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [nan48]
Jun 14, 2012 (9:36 am)
That article you posted cannot be true/accurate information
They contradict them selves right here:
Avalon style was inspired by the Audi A7, Jaguar XJ and Lexus lines. The Avalon will retain the V-6 engine of 3.5 liters but will intensify its handling.
2013 Toyota Avalon comes with a 24-valve 3.0-liter DOHC VVT-i V6 210 hp 5,800 rpm 220 lb-ft 4,400 rpm motor for both XL and Avalon XLS.
And this quote simply has me LAUGHING!!!! A manual trans in an Avalon????
For transmission, consumers can choose between a five speed manual or a continuously variable transmission
Could this comment have been for the Scion also mentioned in the above?
#1470 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [tjc78]
Jun 14, 2012 (10:00 am)
I assume the writer of the forum meant a 5 speed manual, automatic, much like we have in our Avalon's. Assuming you own a 2011, or 2012. Our transmissions are 6 speed but can be used like a manual.
A vaurable transmission was a big concern for me. Less torque, with less horsepower MIGHT mean better MPG but I have no evidence to support that.
I didn't write it, someone else did. I only posted the site.
#1471 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [tjc78]
Jun 14, 2012 (10:09 am)
I've been reading a lot and that post cannot be correct. I stand corrected and was too quick to do my research. Road and Track said they will keep the same transmission and engine. That's good enough for me. I won't post that till I find out for sure. Just an update.
#1472 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [nan48]
Jun 14, 2012 (11:20 am)
Assuming you own a 2011, or 2012. Our transmissions are 6 speed but can be used like a manual.
I had an 06 and loved it. The new model is of interest, I just hope that front end they are showing is tamed a bit. The lower grill as it is in the pictures is a deal-breaker.
#1473 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [nan48]
Jun 14, 2012 (11:22 am)
Yeah, I've read a few posts that say it's a 5 passenger sedan, unless you get it with e bench seat:)
It sucks, but it is a wait and see thing we have going on here.
#1474 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [ncee]
Jun 14, 2012 (11:28 am)
No bench seat since 04.... not gonna happen. I don't think there is a single new car made any longer that offers a bench seat in the front.
The DTS/Lucerne and the Panthers were the last and they are gone now.
#1475 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [tjc78]
Jun 23, 2012 (4:57 am)
The Grill, well, it will take me some time to get use to. Plus the car being more stream line like a fast back. That's another big change. Remember the old 73 Mustanes fastback. I hope you can see out of a 2013 Avalon better than you could see out of the old Mustanes.
I have 18 thousand miles on my Avalon and hope I can get 20 thousand for another Free oil change. My MPG seemed to dropped some lately. I checked the air in my tires and the air pressure is fine. So I'm not sure why the MPG has dropped. I still get excellent gas mileage though. I hope there not putting something extra in the gas. I guess if you're going to drive nows the time. We're paying about $3.09 here in Southern Ga. and if you drive to SC ( about 10 miles away) you'll can but gas there for around $2.98 per gallon.
I really like my 2011 Avalon. I've only had the one problem and that's the clicking noise in the steering column. It's still there and I will tell the dealer next visit. The steering wheel seems loose. NOTHING wrong with the front end.
How long do they give the free oil changes? I think it was 2 years or 36 thousand miles. Right?
#1476 of 1735 Re: 2013 Specs [nan48]
Jun 24, 2012 (8:45 am)
Free oil changes was 2 years, 25K....just got my last one at 24970 miles.
I wish you luck in getting that steering column replaced. Very happy with how it improved mine!
#1477 of 1735 Re: Wipers update [justme1939]
Jul 01, 2012 (11:51 am)
Thank you for your post! My 2011 Avalon had noisy wipers from day one. It took 3 new pairs of replacement blades and still the noise was horrible. After 30,000 miles, 1 year and 8 months, I complained at my dealership again and was told that they couldn't just "throw parts" at it. I showed the service man a copy of your post and he finally agreed to order the wiper arms. It might have helped that there were customers behind me hearing my story. A week later the arms and new blades were installed and the rainy-day driving is now enjoyable. It shouldn't have taken that long to fix the problem. Thanks again for posting your experience.
#1478 of 1735 Re: Wipers update [myprob]
Jul 02, 2012 (4:24 am)
And after having done it to my car, they still squeak:(
Now, I wish I had marked my old arms, because they said the replaced them, but the fact that it still squeaks, makes me wonder?
The good news is it only squeaks at the end of each movement. That being when the blades stop on top and and the bottom. They are quiet in the middle of the windshield.
I'm just hoping it doesn't rain much till I get my new 2013 Avalon:)