Last post on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
#1610 of 1645 Re: 12 [rotterdam6] Updates: [ncee] [_bill_wa] [gringoviejo] [chris_top_he_r]
Jan 31, 2013 (9:26 pm)
Good cheap car are usually easy to sell. The part of the country you live in DOES make a difference.
Seems like you have a pretty good ad started. I would mention any damage, if any, tell if it's a one owner mention that, etc, Plus the report card everyone is looking at today. Having a senior moment fire fox, something like that. Oh yea, clean car fax report. Don't lie about wrecks. The one owner I bought had nothing about the accident it was in. YET, the car had been hit on the back corner. An expert can spot it every time.
Hope this helps,
#1611 of 1645 Heater question
Feb 20, 2013 (6:07 pm)
Drove into my son's yesterday, temp 14 degrees. We had the heater set-up high and floor heat. For most of the 2 and a half hour trip the floor heat was very good but the blower was blowing cool air all the way. Later on in the day we took the car out and got warm air blowing out the vents. Is there something I'm missing here? Or is the heater screwing up?
#1612 of 1645 Re: Heater question [jim3]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:11 am)
Looking forward to the replies you get. The heat has been a thorn in my side since I go the car. Mine heats well for about 30 miles and then it starts with the cooler air. I've found I can adjust manually and get better results.
#1613 of 1645 Re: Heater question [gramz]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:28 am)
If you are using auto mode at some point the system is going to start blending in cooler air to maintain set temperature.
When it starts blowing cool, crank the temperature up all the way. As long as it starts blowing hot air, all is fine.
If you don't like auto mode, just crank the temp and adjust the blower speed manually.
#1614 of 1645 Re: Heater question [tjc78]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:07 am)
My wife and I had heater issues on a long road trip late last year - enough to get the owners manual out and try to resolve it. Never did! The car was loaded with Christmas presents and we could not figure out a way to stop the rear floor level heat coming in and baking the stuff on the floor.
#1615 of 1645 Re: Heater question [tjc78]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:00 pm)
As I said before I have to use it manually. I don;t like this. Why have auto. Why have my other cars worked fine on auto. This is the first car where it ever been a thought.
#1616 of 1645 Re: Heater question [gramz]
Feb 22, 2013 (5:58 am)
IDK, any car I've ever owned with Auto Temp started blowing cool air after awhile while heating. My 00 Solara and 06 Avalon did it as well as both of my current cars. If the cabin would get cool, the system will warm it up.
Feb 22, 2013 (7:57 am)
I have found with both my Avalons, 2008 and 2012, that in auto mode hot/warm air flows initially, but them cooler air comes from the upper vents....bi-level mode. At that point I switch to manual mode and "foot" mode and warm air returns. I only use auto at the beginning. Auto works fine at all times in the A/C mode.
#1618 of 1645 Re: Heating System [rotterdam6]
Feb 22, 2013 (8:51 am)
Exactly, even my 12 Buick does that. I just manually select "floor" and the system still maintains the proper temperature.
#1619 of 1645 Re: Heating System [tjc78]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:04 pm)
I have a 2011 and have never bothered to use Auto. I set the temp and fan speed and adjust as necessary. If I set it at 75, I assume it stays there without the need for an auto setting. If the sun is out in winter, my upper body may be hot, so I use the foot setting to heat my feet. In summer, I need more upper A/C due to the solar heat. I have noticed that using recirculate causes a COLDER cabin temp in the winter when it seems it should be warmer without outside air. It's always done this, so I adjust if needed.
My complaint is that the remote works from about 2-3 cars away. NO amount of dealer changes has fixed this. Toyota refunded my $500 remote start cost since it won't work. I called Toyota's main US office and they said the average distance is 'up to 75 feet, less if there is interference'. WHAT? The dealer said it would be as little as 25'. What's the use of a remote starter if I have to be standing beside the car and still not be able to start? Then when the door is opened, the engine stops. VERY disappointed in the remote distance. On my 3rd set of remotes and each set has been worse.