Last post on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:20 AM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
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#1539 of 1686 Re: 2011 vs. 2007 [nan48]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:01 am)
Not a rude request. A Toy. dealer since 4/11 owned the '11 LTD loaded. Had 13k miles and was one of three same year same equip different colors used as dealer courtesy cars. They asked $28K and I paid $22K net of '04 XLS trade. Would not have ordered the NAV and all that comes with it since I am modern tech. challenged but three choices all same equip. Most impressed with better fuel mileage than '04 with larger engine but 6 sp. trans. Definitely longer than th '04 AV. Must be careful how rain sensing wipers are set or then will start up in car wash tangling with the brushes. Usually park away from other vehicles to try to avoid door damage which also gives a benefit of more walking exercise.
#1540 of 1686 Re: 2011 vs. 2007 [number4avalon]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:20 am)
You are going to fall in love with the car. It's a wonderful car. I just traded mine in on the 2013, and well, I'm currently not sure, but I might have like the 2011 better?
Now give me a few months and I'm sure (surely hoping) I like the 2013 better:)
#1541 of 1686 Re: 2013 Avalon [_bill_wa]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:26 am)
Took my 2011 Avy in for 30K service and drove a new 2013 LTD. I was impressed overall with the car's handling, interior finish quality and the quietness even after taking into consideration of being new.
The front end was not quite as ugly to me as in the photos and videos but it was distracting. Kinda reminded me of the front end of the old Chrysler 300 of yore before the current model change of a few years ago. It was loaded with the BlackBerry QNX - Toyota (Entune) entertainment and NAV system and the electronic adjustable economy, sport and normal drive modes but it was not noticable. Listed at $40k. I am going to check out the Hybrid to see if the Camry propulsion system can handle the extra weight later this month.
#1542 of 1686 Re: 2011 vs. 2007 [number4avalon]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:53 am)
My wife traded her '03 very high mileage ES300 on an '11 loaded LTD at a Toyota dealer in late September. Net difference around 27K. The Avi was show room new w/13,000mi - a trade in that had been there less than two days. The previous owner installed door protectors which look like a factory install on the pearl white paint. We ponied up $700 additional and had the front end (half the hood, fenders, mirrors, bumper and door handle cups) covered with Clearshield -sometimes called clear bra - which is virtually invisible on the car. No more worries about rocks, gravel, and/or love bugs. I think the Avi trunk might be smaller than her (smaller) ES300 Lexus trunk was but all in we think it's great car.
#1543 of 1686 Re: 2011 vs. 2007 [ncee]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:55 am)
Make sure and give us updates on your 2013, I'm curious but I don't think I'll run out and buy one. I really like my 2011 and like I stated in previous notes I only have 21 thousand miles on it.
How's the leg room in the 2013? Power? Tell us more! Thanks for sharing,
#1544 of 1686 Re: 2011 Avalon steering wheel noise problem [mrbill541]
Dec 07, 2012 (9:20 am)
The steering column was placed under warranty after the mechanics put it on the rack and verified hearing the clicking. Similar problem and a recall with Camary I was told by service advisor. Recall for this on Avalon coming,I predict, as this fixed the problem.
#1545 of 1686 Re: 2011 Avalon steering wheel noise problem [mrbill541]
Dec 07, 2012 (11:27 am)
I had a clicking in my Steering column, it took me several visits for the dealer to finally locate the problem. It was very slight but I noticed it. The noise, movement bothered me so much I was just about ready to sell my car, then a tech noticed it. Today, all is good, it's the only problem I had with my Avalon so far.
#1546 of 1686 Re: 2011 Avalon steering wheel noise problem [nan48]
Dec 07, 2012 (1:14 pm)
That was a common thing. My 06 had the clicking column. When I explained that I was feeling it my dealer fixed it without question under warranty.
Dec 09, 2012 (9:31 pm)
Drove a 12 Avalon yesterday - I'm a fan anyway, but was quite impressed. Love what they did with the interior, drive was perfect, as always. Now, I guess I should compare the 13 with it one of these days.
#1548 of 1686 Re: 12 [nvbanker]
Dec 10, 2012 (12:01 am)
I thought you owned a 2011. Surely you don't have that many miles on your car. Lets us know what you think about the 2013. I am told the 2012 isn't any differnt from the 2011's. I am curious abut the 2013 though. Thanks for sharing,