Last post on May 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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#479 of 488 Re: Avalon Limited Audio System [rjohanson]
May 12, 2013 (2:37 am)
Cannot comment on the 2013 JBL system but I had a 08 Avalon with JBL and also set the bass very close to minimum. When I purchased my 2012, I decided to forgo JBL.
#480 of 488 Re: Avalon Limited Audio System [rjohanson]
May 12, 2013 (9:21 am)
My 2003 also has JBL. I was turning the bass almost to zero. Then in 2010 the woofer became faulty; I disconnected it, and now I can tolerate the bass.
#481 of 488 Re: Avalon Limited Audio System [rjohanson]
May 12, 2013 (8:47 pm)
Try turning off Surround Sound. I did and find that all works much better with things sounding more like I would expect.
#482 of 488 G-force instability on 2013 Limited Hybrid
May 13, 2013 (6:19 pm)
I recently noticed a strange feeling in the Avalon when going up a slight incline between 40 and 45 mph. It almost feels like a tire is out of balance. Took it to a Toyota dealer to get it checked out. The service manager drove it and felt the same sensation. He contacted Toyota and requested a case #. Toyota asked him to drive a 2013 Avalon Hybrid off the dealer's lot to see if he could duplicate the same problem. The one off the lot had exactly the same problem.
Toyota says they are aware of this and call it G-force Instability.
Any other Hybrid owners having this problem?
#483 of 488 Re: G-force instability on 2013 Limited Hybrid [dwc]
May 14, 2013 (7:42 am)
Interesting. I tried to replicate what you wrote about with no luck....
Is this just an issue with the Avalon Hybrid Limited, or is it all TAH's, or all '13 Avalon's, period?
#484 of 488 Re: G-force instability on 2013 Limited Hybrid [robsis]
May 14, 2013 (11:27 am)
The service manager says that it is just a hybrid issue.
I asked if it was also an issue on the Camry hybrid. He said that it was not.
Thanks for your response.
#485 of 488 Re: StartupImage [pip7]
May 15, 2013 (10:34 am)
Cannot use Mac for StartUp image. Must use Windows OS.
#486 of 488 re: prepaid maintenance [douglas1]
May 16, 2013 (9:03 pm)
Just a note to any new Avalon buyers that Jerry Johnson at Midwest Superstore is the real deal. Great pricing and excellent service. Highly recommend that you check him out if you are looking for an extended warranty at a fair price. Super friendly, too.....but isn't that what you'd expect from someone from Kansas!!!
#487 of 488 Avalon Hybrid Verses Camry Hybrid
May 17, 2013 (9:57 am)
I filled out the JD Powers questionnaire:
My final comment was: The 2013 Avalon Hybrid Limited is a nice vehicle that probably isn't worth the extra cost over a fully loaded Camry Hybrid.
I made the statement more on what I've read post purchase than actual test drives. I drove the Camry Hybrid a few months before the Avalon. I wasn't impressed enough at the time to buy the Camry but the Avalon roped me in after driving it. If I had it to do over again I would have driven the 2 cars back to back on the same day.
Anybody here drive both cars on the same day before buying their Avalon?
#488 of 488 Re: Avalon Hybrid Verses Camry Hybrid [havec]
May 18, 2013 (9:11 am)
We did. Actually drove a Prius V, then a Prius Model Five, then on to the Camry Hybrid and the Avalon Hybrid. Camry XLE loaded was nice; however, IMHO, did not come close to the Avalon Hybrid. Avalon just seemed much nicer, more room, and rode better and quieter.
We, however, decided not to go with the Limited, as we felt that the Touring gave us everything we needed, saved us thousands over the Limited (most of which had the tech packages, which we felt was unnecessary for us), and was not truly that much more than the XLE Camry Hybrid while EPA mileage was essentially the same while providing (again, IMHO) more luxury and room. My wife felt that the Camry, even in loaded XLE form, was not as upscale at all in terms of the leather, finish etc. versus the TAH in touring form (and of course, the TAH in Limited form, too). The bells and whistles added onto the Limited for the extra thousands were not worth it for us (again, especially those loaded with the tech package). For me, the only things I would have liked to have from the Limited were the ventilated seats, outside photo-chromatic mirrors, and the nicer NAV unit with the larger screen. Again, at least for us, not worth the extra thousands, but that is personal preference. We certainly could have afforded the Limited, just chose not to go in that direction.
I think, overall, you will be pleased long-term that you went with the TAH versus the TCH. Your mileage should be equivalent, power was pretty much identical (Tech at dealership said they tweaked the TAH system more than the TCH) and you will be more comfortable while doing it.