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Aug 09, 2012 (1:22 pm)
I called corporate in CA to see if they would confirm what the owner I spoke with about the RWD and AWD. After investigating, he said right now there isn't anything in the literature about it. So either the dealer owner doesn't know what he's talking about, knows something from some where or is misguided. So until published, its a wait and see. As far as, is RWD better then FWD, all I can say back in the old days with my RWD cars, I was able to handle the stopping a car better in the snow, and I always felt more secure with RWD in case of a front tire blowing up traveling at 70. It's my feeling I would have better control if the front tire blew with RWD.
#1508 of 1735 Weight on 2011 Avalon
Aug 17, 2012 (7:32 pm)
My wife asked me today how much the engine weights on the 2011 Avalon. I told her the car weight is 36 hundred pounds. I have no idea what the engine alone weights.
I looked it up on the internet only to find the curb weight is 36 hundred pounds. BUT THE GROSS weight is 4565 pounds. WOW! Does that mean the car weights that with a full tank of gas or what? Please explain!
My information came from this site:
Just got back from Biringham AL. Car preformed flawless, getting 29 MPG average, driving with two people, and not much in the truck. Now that's hard to beat. With my calcuations I got 28 MPG.
#1509 of 1735 Re: Weight on 2011 Avalon [nan48]
Aug 18, 2012 (4:15 am)
Gross weight minus curb weight equals maximum allowable passenger weight plus any cargo that you are carrying. In your case approx. 965lbs.
#1510 of 1735 Hybrid Avalon
Aug 28, 2012 (4:52 pm)
I got this from the internet, so I'm only 70% sure it's true. With that said, it looks like Avalon is coming out with a Hybrid, so here's the site to check out. I'm kind of confused with the specs. Perhaps someone can explain it to me like I'm a six year old.
Thanks for the input about the gross/curb weight. So I guess my car, loaded weights 45 hundred pounds. Amazing!
On RV's, campers they give dry weight. This basically means with out anything such as AC, Fridg, etc. So when buying a camper always go by gross weight, just my thoughts.
I had no ideal the Avalon was so heavy. Took another trip to Biringham AL, got 30.5 MPG and that's my figures. The computer said I got 31.7. I have to admit this might seem hard to be true but it's true. We LOG every fill up. Now I was driving the car like the old man I am. LOL!
20987 on my 2011 Avalon, Really a good car. Two thumbs up!
#1511 of 1735 Time for new tires
Sep 06, 2012 (8:03 am)
I just turned 40,000 and I'm in need of new tires and have a couple of questions.
This is the lowest mileage I've ever had to replace Michelin tires, but this is my first Toyota. Does this mileage sound low to anyone else?
I've always used Michelin and have always been happy with the ride and road noise issues. Does anyone know of a tire that they think is as good or better and costs a little less?
#1512 of 1735 Re: Time for new tires [gramz]
Sep 06, 2012 (8:24 am)
That sounds about right. I changed my Mich's at 35,000. Were horrible in winter weather after the first season. Went to Goodyear Comfort Tread Touring. Quiet, better traction and tread life. Kept a very comfortable ride too. Am at 44,000 with this set and expect to get 1 more winter season out of them.
My brother put Nokian WGR2 on his Avy and is very happy as well.
#1513 of 1735 Re: Time for new tires [lakebreeze1]
Sep 06, 2012 (9:26 am)
Which would you say is the quietest, Michelin or Goodyear?
#1514 of 1735 Re: Time for new tires [gramz]
Sep 06, 2012 (9:46 am)
About the same. Have had the GY for 2 1/2 years so I don't really recall what the Mich's were like comparatively speaking other than when I made the change nothing stood out noise wise. In WI, winter traction is more important. GY have been better in the rain too.
#1515 of 1735 Re: Time for new tires [lakebreeze1]
Sep 21, 2012 (8:03 am)
Decided to keep the Michelin tires on my car and just completed a 1,000 mile trip into the Black Hills of SD. The tires were just as good if not a little better than the Michelins that were on the car when I bought it.
Four of us was in the car and we had a lot of hills, stopping to view sites and some city driving. The trip took a hair less than 40 gallons of gas. I'm continually amazed at the mileage this car gets.
I haven't reset the computer mileage since I bought the car and it now reads 27.9 after 41,000 miles
#1516 of 1735 Michelin Tires
Sep 29, 2012 (6:56 pm)
My 2003 XLS Avalon got 55,000 miles on the orginal Michelin tires, was going to CA so re-placed, actual believe I could have gone another 20,000 miles.
2011 LTD Avalon. 31,000 miles and the Michelin tires look very good. Rotate tires every 5000 miles and change oil at same time.
This is a heck of a car....like the power, gas mileage, and overal looks of car.