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#290 of 1735 Re: 2011 Avalon Limited Toyota Extra Care [fhimes]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:27 pm)
I just purchased a 2011 Avalon LTD. It is a fantastic car. It drives like a dream. I mean you can barely feel a bump in the road. It is one great driving car. You will love to drive it. Not much of a change to the 2009. The salesman told me about all the curves and tiers of the interior and the beauty of the exterior, but that may be a man curve. I almost thought he was describing a curvy stacked woman!
1. The wood grain appears to be cheap plastic, it takes away from the beauty of the car. I have a black Avalon with the black bordeaux leather. Beautiful! However, the plastic just takes away from the interior.
2. The GPS display is disposed. I liked the fact that in my 2009, I could cover the display. Now, you have it exposed and you can see every fingerprint, dust etc on that display. The touch screen is not that respondent, but adequate.
3. Don't like CD and NAV location. Behind a door with hinges? If you get the NAV you get 4 CDS instead of 6 without the NAV. Also, with the NAV comes a map DVD, like a Mapsco.
4. Manual is horrible for assisting on any problems or settings you may have with the car.
1. Have usb/aux port inside console.
2. Blue tooth is nice. Once connected you have the option of transferring all your contacts over to the car.
3. Nice exterior.
4. Great drive, very smooth and comfortable.
Jun 09, 2010 (9:44 am)
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#292 of 1735 Re: 2011 Avalon Limited Toyota Extra Care [jwillin]
Jun 15, 2010 (8:38 am)
Wood grain in the Lexus is so perfectly done/finished/flawless that it looks plastic.
You have to wait about 10+ years and it begins to show cracks.
#293 of 1735 2011 Avalon Trip Computer
Jun 17, 2010 (5:45 pm)
How accurate (or inaccurate) is the trip computer on a 2011 Avalon?
Specifically the Average MPG and the Range (i.e miles to empty). Mine seems too low. In fact when I filled up the first time it said like 6 miles for Range, and I could only get 16 gallons in (meaning there was still 2.5 gallons left. I reset the Average MPG and now after a few weeks it reads 24.2 for about 360 miles, but the Range remaining is only 11 miles. If I have averaged 24.2 miles MPG, seems like I should be able to get to about 440 miles before the Range shows 11 miles.
#294 of 1735 Re: 2011 Avalon Trip Computer [bob819]
Jun 17, 2010 (7:21 pm)
This subject has been discussed many times.... the problem is that any DTE (distance to empty) computer is absurd by concept. Think about it. To tell you how far you can travel on the remaining fuel in the tank requires the knowledge of upcoming road conditions, future average speed, etc. There is no way this can happen. DTE, to me, has always worthless. The average mpg is generally close, my experience, but read the next paragraph carefully if you use pen and paper or a calculator.
In most prior year Avalons, 2005 up, the odometer reads about 3% low. The speed is accurate, somehow, but the miles are off. To check yours: Get on the local interstate and check the miles traveled shown as you pass the mile markers on the highway. If the 2011 is like most others you will see a big difference within 5 miles. The mile markers will begin to pass before the odometer registers the miles. Mine is off and many other members here have found the same thing.
Hope this helps, enjoy the Avy, great cars. I am on my third one....
Jun 20, 2010 (3:26 am)
We recently purchased a 2011 Avalon. Love the car but totally disgusted with the navigation system. Routinely takes the long way around to reach the destination. For example, a trip to the airport close to our home that takes 45 minutes to an hour was estimated by Avalonís navigation to be 1 hr and 52 mins. Most annoying feature is that navigation is disabled while car is in motion forcing the driver to pull over to make any changes. This can be very disruptive if Iím in a hurry, while driving on the highway or unsafe if driving late at night. It doesnít take into account that a passenger can reprogram the system while the car is in motion. Is there any way to override this feature?
#296 of 1735 Re: NAVIGATON [whosea1]
Jun 20, 2010 (3:38 am)
Have you gone into Navi setup and allowed it to use all the fastest methods?
#297 of 1735 Re: NAVIGATON [algee]
Jun 20, 2010 (5:28 pm)
Yes, I have it setup to do the quick route. I compared the exact same destination to the mobile Garmin that we used prior to purchasing the Avalon. Sometimes they calculate the same route and time but overall the Garmin is consistently more accurate.
#298 of 1735 Dashboard Reflection
Jun 21, 2010 (3:22 am)
My 2011 Avalon's dashboard reflects in the windshield when there is strong sunlight so much it is annoying me a lot. Anyone else with this problem. Anyone know how to dull the dash's surface or other fix?
#299 of 1735 Re: Dashboard Reflection [algee]
Jun 21, 2010 (4:02 am)
This happened to me on my 2008 Avalon, and all I did was cleaned the dashboard with lestoil. It didn't have the shine, and it didn't glare in the windshield anymore:)
Most dealers use Amor-all or some other similar leather protectant which looks nice, until the sun glare gets you.