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#541 of 1735 Re: Updates on 2011 Avalon [ncee]
Sep 07, 2010 (7:50 am)
I primarily drive a 2003 Toyota SR5 with extended cab. We don't do a lot of driving and this truck has 49 thousand miles on it. The 2011 Avalon gets better MPG if you can believe that? My MPG in the Toyota gets 19 - 24 MPG (never took a road trip in the truck). The truck has no pep, but I can almost guarantee it's the sharpest one around. We also have a 2001 Dodge Diesel, with 53 thousand miles on it. This Dodge is a great truck but has given me some problems in the past. It's use mostly to pull our 5th wheel. I am told I should drive my Diesel more. 53 thousand miles, the Cummings engine isn't even broke in yet, I am told. Maybe I'll sell my 2003 Toyota, and start driving my Diesel more. Any lookers out there? Bill
#542 of 1735 2003 Toyota SR5
Sep 07, 2010 (8:10 am)
My Toyota is a 2003 SR5, is automatic, red, bucket seats, with jumper seats in the back, AM/FM, CD player also with a factory cassette player, So folks no XM radio with this vehicle. This Toyota also comes with spray in bed line and a nice roll up cover for the back. The cover cost me 700 dollars, it's not a cheap one with locking tail gate. Soft tint on all the windows with exception of the back windows has dark tint. No accidents, scratches, or door dents of any kind. Always serviced at Toyota dealer locally, oil changes, transmission flushed, etc. Has NEVER pulled anything. Anyone interested in my truck please write me at billforgraceyahoo.com or njinksyahoo.com I will sell the truck for 11,200.00...(not negotiable)......that might sound expensive but this is the last year they made the little truck that small. The same year they did make the truck bigger but this one is the smallest. Drives like new and still has a hint of new truck smell. All my vehicles are garage kept. The transformation to a bigger truck took place this year. After this year the truck was bigger with a bigger engine and got bigger as the years went on, offset was MUCH worse MPG. It's almost impossible to buy this kind of truck in this shape with this documented miles. Buyer will not be disappointed that I assure you. Thanks, Bill in Athens GA.
#543 of 1735 2011 Avalon
Sep 07, 2010 (8:45 am)
Ok, from now on I will try to talk solely about my Avalon. Sorry about that, Bill
Sep 07, 2010 (5:06 pm)
Today I checked my MPG. We got 23.2 all city driving. I think that's pretty good for this big car.
#545 of 1735 Re: MPG [nan48]
Sep 07, 2010 (5:36 pm)
You are doing good. My 06 returned 20.5 - 21.5 the entire time I owned it. Considering most of it's driving was city / gridlocked highway I had no problems with those #s. I did take it on a long trip once and got 28.8 at speeds of 75-85.
#546 of 1735 Re: MPG [tjc78]
Sep 07, 2010 (5:51 pm)
No traffic jams in this small town unless you go downtown. The mpg was city but I probably should point out I live in the country outside the big city of Athens GA. I'll continue to give MPG as I go. We have about 900 miles on it so far. Needless to say we don't drive much. :o)
#547 of 1735 Avalon MPG
Sep 08, 2010 (5:41 am)
I purchased my 2011 Avalon in May and took a 500 mile highway trip with only several hundred miles on it. The MPG on this highway trip was 31.7 I have been averaging 21-22 MPG in the city which is a several miles lower than what I received on my 2000 Avalon XLS. I now have around 2700 miles on the car.
#548 of 1735 Re: Avalon MPG [fhimes]
Sep 08, 2010 (5:49 am)
I use to get 30-35 on the highway and low 20's in city with my 2008 Touring Edition Avalon. I say use to, because since putting on some new tires (Bridgestone Turranza Sernety's) - I'm getting mid to upper 20's on the highway and upper teens in the city:(
I will be taking a nice long road trip (again) - within the next few weeks and I'll be watching it better then. And I'll be hitting the road again 2 weeks later for another road trip (not as far, but with the car full up with passengers and such). I'm not looking forward to these trips, just because of the fuel mileage.
I'll check back afterwards.
#549 of 1735 Re: Fuel economy [nan48]
Sep 08, 2010 (7:46 am)
Hi Nancy, er, ah, Bill. Yuk Yuk. I figure the gas mileage myself; fill the tank, run it to empty, then refill & keep track of the total miles per tankful. Just filled it again this weekend and got 27.4 mpg; that includes a trip into the mountains west of Denver, from 5,000 to 9,000 feet altitude, so the mileage on the first fill-up was not a fluke. I think the engine & tranny gearing are perfectly set for this size car.
#550 of 1735 Re: MPG [nan48]
Sep 08, 2010 (6:52 pm)
I just turned 5,000 miles on my limited and haven't reset the MPG in the last 3,500 miles and it reads 30.4.
Now the qualifications. I live in a rural area and most of my driving is at 65. When I go to a town or small city I will only have 4 or 5 stops and then it's back home. These towns are anywhere from 40-150 miles away and most people will seem more traffic on their way to work tomorrow that I will see in the next couple of months. I do drive some interstate at 75 but not a lot and I did make one long trip which included some large city driving but again not a lot.
This has been with regular gas and all good weather. The only thing that might have cost me a couple of few tenths would be the wind.
If everything goes according to plan I'm going to start running ethanol the next time I fill up. This has always cost me about sd2mpg on other cars.
Will keep you posted.