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Toyota Avalon, Toyota, Sedan
Dec 11, 2012 (3:03 pm)
test drove a xls today.i have a 2012 limited.the 2013 seats are alot more comfortable.the side body curves on the car are beautiful.the inside is the bad part.it looks more like a touched up camry.not a inch of the 2013 says luxury. defenitely more sporty with its suoer thick steering wheel and its wide gear shift.stitch is nice but the plastic throughout the car really sticks out.also not as much space inside as the 2012.defenitely more sporty.toyota should of invented a totally different name instead of calling it a avalon!
#224 of 716 Surprised more people.....
Dec 11, 2012 (5:53 pm)
Don't seem willing to trade some room and conservative luxury for more style, tech, and efficiency. The new car is clearly a better car, but it's not a Buick LaSabre anymore. If that's what you want, you know where to go.
#225 of 716 Re: test drove [djrc08861]
Dec 12, 2012 (4:31 pm)
I agree. Toyota SHOULD have come up with a new sports car and made the Avalon a truly luxurious car. I personally think they missed the boat.
An Avalon was NEVER considered a sporty car, so why try to make it something it's not?
The car WILL sell well, but it will be curious to see if they push it towards a luxury car or sports car in future models.
It will be interesting to see what CNET (The Car Tech Guy?) has to say about the car - if he does a review on it. It will also be interesting to see what MotorWeek has to say about the car, if they do a video test drive of it.
#226 of 716 Re: test drove [ncee]
Dec 12, 2012 (7:19 pm)
Who said it was a "sporty car"?
Toyota is trying to bring in younger buyers. Period.
This car will DEFINITELY bring in a younger clientele. They don't want a storm of 65-year olds looking for a Japanese Buick. That's not a good long-term strategy. They need younger buyers long-term.
The old car was fine, but this is clearly a better car. Style, economy, interior, less weight, better tech. It's not even really close either.
It gives up some room, and some softer ride quality, but it more than makes up for it with a balance of virtues.
The 2012 Avalon is lame to the vast majority of the market. This car is desirable. A very new word to associate with the Avalon. There's a first time for everything.
Dec 13, 2012 (11:13 am)
you'll be a fool to think toyota wasnt aiming to be sporty with this new avalon.you cant tailor your entire selection of cars to please a certain demographic.that younger clienetele does get old also.i say fire the 25yr old who designed it.he could of easily pleased grampa and 29yr old billy with a car that didnt straight up copy a azera.the car is nice but it's more of a touched up camry.the 2011-2012 avalon was never lame.it was a elegant car that was purchased by smart 'buyers who couldn't see themselves blowing 10,000$ more on the same exact car,only with the LEXUS badge on it! let's see how desirable the 2013 will be after the sales figures come in
#228 of 716 Re: sporty [djrc08861]
Dec 13, 2012 (12:35 pm)
Just because it is sportier than the 2012 Avalon, doesn't make it a "sporty car". I know school buses that are sportier than the 2012 Avalon
And what are you bringing up Azera for? Azera came out 8-9 months ago? How did anybody copy that?
Toyota wants to sell 50-6k a month, which is much more than the 25k a year the current car sells, and they will get there. It is getting great press, and does many things better than the current class leaders, LaCrosse, Maxima, and 300
#229 of 716 Re: sporty [empoweredbc]
Dec 13, 2012 (3:56 pm)
azera could of came out 10yrs ago! doesn't matter.the back of the 2013 avalon is an exact replica.lets not even get started on the avalon's front snow plow grill. if a super thick nascar steering wheel and an extra wide gear shift doesn't make it look sporty,i dont know what does. damn near every youtube review of the car also labels it sporty. if you think it will sell 25k plus a year,more power to you
#230 of 716 Re: sporty [djrc08861]
Dec 13, 2012 (4:55 pm)
Nissan Maxima and Buick LaCRosse sells 5k a month.
If they can do it, so can Avalon. It's a better car.
#231 of 716 Re: Seattle Auto Show [ncee]
Dec 14, 2012 (5:22 am)
They offered $22,000.00 trade towards $42,000.00.
Thanks Skip for sharing that information. If you are happy with your trade and you are happy with your 2013 Avy Limited that's all that counts. Once again congrats on the purchase of your "sporty" new wheels.
On a related note, through the Consumer Reports buying program, a local dealer in Boston is offering $37,500 on a $42,200 MRSP. Not a bad price, but I just wanted to gauge the merit or value of CR's buying program. Has anyone used this program and did the dealer honored their commitment?
#232 of 716 Re: Seattle Auto Show [bwia]
Dec 14, 2012 (5:14 am)
$22,000.00??? I got OVER $25,000.00 for my car in-trade?