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#274 of 491 Re: Toyota Avalon Sales - minus one:( [ncee]
Jan 05, 2013 (10:41 am)
I've been told I should swap the 18" Rims for 17" Rims, and the ride would improve dramatically.
When I bought my 2011 LaCrosse CXS with 19" wheels I thought about changing to 17 or 18" wheels but my Buick Service manager advised against it. He said the CXS was designed to run on 19" wheels and if I changed to something smaller I would be very unhappy with the ride and handling.
It is true that the 19" wheels (and in your case 18") transfer more road noise to the cabin but you will soon grow accustomed to it and truly appreciate the superior handling. And who knows, you might even begin the enjoy the taut ride as well.
In the end you know what you like. So if the 2013 Avy Limited isn't working for you then there is nothing wrong to trading down to the 2012. But be prepared for the depreciation hit. Ouch! If that strategy fails you can always consider a LaCrosse or even an ES.
#275 of 491 Re: Toyota Avalon Sales - minus one:( [bwia]
Jan 05, 2013 (12:57 pm)
And while some of what he said might be true with the lacrosse, there is no (or so I've been told) - difference between the 2 models (those that use 17" and those that use 18" rims), so as swapping would cause any problems.
#276 of 491 The ride quality issue can come down to tires, not wheel size
Jan 06, 2013 (1:27 pm)
The Lexus ES has been said to have two different rides with Bridgestones vs Michelins. Also use lower pressure in the tires.
Try a ride-biased touring tire, or a smaller wheel size. Getting a smaller tire with more sidewall ALWAYS improves ride quality. Not sometimes.
Jan 09, 2013 (11:53 am)
Great end of year deal on a 2012. Figured that it is a car that is loaded with every option offered and even though it may look boring, it is comfortable, as I spend a lot of time on the road. Couldn't get that deal on a 2013 and I had rented one of these this summer and really liked it. Add the 0% interest and Toyota care and I feel like I got a great deal.
#278 of 491 Re: 2012 Avalon [vocalion]
Jan 09, 2013 (11:59 am)
Get the 2012 - A great car.
Hell, I wish I had mine back (instead of this 2013 LTD I got). Unless of course the 17" rims/tires really make that much difference.
#279 of 491 Swap 18" for 17" anyone
Jan 09, 2013 (12:05 pm)
Hi folks. Not sure if anyone out there is looking for a set of the new avalon 18" rims/tires, but I'd love to swap for a set of the 17" units.
I'll be traveling from Maine to Florida sometime in the next month. I typically travel - from Maine to Florida: 95 to 495 to 90 to 84 to 81 to 77 to 95 into Clearwater, FL. IF there is bad weather I stay on 95.
So, anyone interested in trading (I'll kick in a bit of money if need be).
Jan 11, 2013 (12:24 am)
Took a test drive in an Avalon Premium the other day. Was very impressed with the ride and feel of the car. It felt heavier than my 2011 Limited but in a good way, just more substantial. I took it on the freeway where I get a lot of 'float' in my 2011 and there was none with the 2013. Also like the way it felt in corners.
If I can get a good deal I think I'll order a Touring in Champagne Mica with Black interior. Checked out a Premium in Champagne Mica at another dealership and it was gorgeous outside but had the Almond interior which I do not like.
#281 of 491 Qi charging system.
Jan 17, 2013 (1:49 pm)
The Qi charging system wont be arriving in vehicles with the tech package until april/may, according to Gulf States Toyota. They start rolling off the line in march, and the distribution takes a few weeks. It should be available as a dealer installed option for those of you who have taken delivery or ordered yours before then.
Jan 20, 2013 (4:37 pm)
How about an update from those of you that have purchased the 2013?
#283 of 491 Re: want to buy new 2012
Jan 20, 2013 (5:21 pm)
Does any one know if a new 2012 Avalon is still available anywhere? I would need basic XL-no sunroof and no leather seats and preferably a light color. Not possible to find in my NY area but I am willing to travel to find this if available somewhere. Thanks