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You are in the Toyota Avalon
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#160 of 1735 Re: Love my 2010 and the $6,000 discount
Apr 04, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Before I bought my 2010, I went to the Cleveland Auto show and sat in the
2011. I did not like the way they changed the interior styling and flow. The 2010 has great interior lines. In the 2011 they trashed all that by simply putting a square box to the right of the steering wheel. That isn't style, it simply makes things easier for the engineer. Glad you like your 2011, but they gave me $6,000 in discounts, which I could not believe, but I just happened to walk in with the sunday paper and all the competitive discounts from all the Toyota dealers at the height of their gas pedal problems and simply stole a 2010 Avalon Ltd.
#161 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [bergamini]
Apr 04, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Can you now enter a destination or use the bluetooth phone features while underway or do you still need to stop the vehicle to input this data into the Nav System? If Toyota is continuing to limit the functionality of the 2011 Avalon Nav system while the vehicle is underway, that is a serious problem from my perspective. Any insight you can share on the Nav system's limitations would be greatly appreciated.
#162 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [bergamini]
Apr 05, 2010 (3:26 am)
Well what sucks here, is after that cheap prick, "Uncle sam" got done with me, it's not looking very promising that I'll be able to get a 2011 at this time:(
My 2008 Touring Edition (only 15 months old), already has 42,000 miles on it, and I was hoping to trade while it had some decent value as a trade.
Sure sounds like the new Avalon is a winner (for some of us).
#163 of 1735 Re: Love my 2010 and the $6,000 discount [manatoc5]
Apr 05, 2010 (7:37 am)
I got $3.3K in discounts so I don't feel too badly b/c it is a year newer than the '10 and that will help with resale down the road. I also got the HID, the back-up camera and the other new features. It is definitely a personal choice. But not for the updated Nav system, I would have made the same choice you did. Both are great cars. However, as for your comments on the dash....the decision had to be born out of necessity. The bi-level display with OBC on the '00-'04 and '05-'10 Avalons was indeed gorgeous. However, it didn't allow for a touch screen Nav and the remote on my '04 or the joystick on the '05-'10 is just not as convenient as a touch screen. To make it a touch screen, they had to put it front and center because to put it recessed on an upper tier, like on the '00-'10 models, would make the touch screen very difficult to use. They probably could have put the OBC on a different tier instead of integrating it with the gauges but, given that the auto temp control also has an LCD display, enough was probably enough. If you want a touch screen that is convenient to touch and convenient to view, it has to be to the right of the steering wheel. Even the Lexus LS has a square screen to the right of the steering wheel.
#164 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [hdfatboy]
Apr 05, 2010 (7:38 am)
I can use the Bluetooth on my phone while underway. I don't know if you can make NAV changes while underway. I'm guessing not but you can use the touchscreen to change radio stations, etc....so maybe.
#165 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [bergamini]
Apr 05, 2010 (7:37 pm)
Has anyone tried to enter a destination into the new 2011 avalon's Nav system while underway?
#166 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [bergamini]
Apr 06, 2010 (4:18 pm)
what kind of gas milage are you getting so far?
I'm looking to get a black one when they are available on the west coast.
Apr 06, 2010 (6:09 pm)
1. Nitrogen in your tires is a must. On highway driving I tried it on an 2006 Corolla
and 2010 Avalon and it improved highway mileage by 4-5 mpg on a 60 mile trip at 59 mph, dry conditions with medium Ohio hills, not flats and not the Rockies.
Some Tire dealers in Ohio put it in your tires for free to generate customer loyalty.
2. The ride is so soft and quiet you dont even want to get anywhere fast so try to use cruise as much as possible.
3. If you keep the mpg on your dash you will concentrate a little more about getting better mpg
4. I have owned a 2005 Avalon Ltd and now a 2010 Ltd and I think they have tweaked this car and got most of the bugs out.
4. My average city/highway so far is about 27.5 mpg
#168 of 1735 Re: Love my '11 [douglas1]
Apr 07, 2010 (9:19 am)
For reference, I got around 24 mpg with my '04 XLS. So far, on the '07, I'm getting 27 mpg average so it is a surprising improvement that I hope will get even better after it is broken in and we have warmer weather.
#169 of 1735 2011 Avalon price
Apr 09, 2010 (6:06 pm)
I was trying to buy a 2010 with the 3000 discount but hav'nt been able to locate one. They seem to be scarcer than hens teeth, so I've decided to go for the 2011 and am wondering about the pricing. Do they discount from the MSRP, or do they deal a little hardnosed when they first come out?