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#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.
#1517 of 1735 Re: Michelin Tires [_bill_wa]
Sep 29, 2012 (8:39 pm)
OK, I'm curious. How does your 2011 stack up against your 2003? I had a 2000 before my 2011 and the 2000 is not near as nice. HOWEVER, my 2000 Avalon did steer easier. Odd! The 2011 beats my old one hands down in every way, except for how easy the steering was. Toyota must have change the power steering someway. One finger could steer my 2000 model. Literally, one finger.
Good information on the tires. Rotation is the key. I do not have Michelins on my 2011. I have bridgestone. 20800 miles and counting. Treat is fair, about 50% worn but just a guess.
#1518 of 1735 Re: Michelin Tires [nan48]
Sep 30, 2012 (4:52 am)
I'll chime in here. I had an 03 and then an 06. The only thing the 03 was superior in was the seats. The 06 was bigger, rode better, was more powerful, and got better MPG while doing it.
I loved them both, but would take the 05+ generation any time over the 2000-4.
#1519 of 1735 Re: Michelin Tires [nan48]
Sep 30, 2012 (1:08 pm)
I really liked the 03, put 110,000 no worry miles on it......the steering was better....
Now that said.....love the power on my 2011, and like the 6 speed transmission.
If I could have gotten a 2011 engine and transmission put in the 2003, it would have been the best of both worlds.
For those that read this.....I like the front wheel drive......I remember the mid 50's chevies and fords and the big engine Dodge and Plymouth, rear wheel drive with the big hump in the back seat.....the hump is gone.....so should rear wheel drive.