Last post on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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#290 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [lnt]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:54 pm)
I traded my 05 Avalon LTD for a loaded Volvo S60. The front seat comfort in the S60 is fantastic, although I thought it was good in the Avalon. Of course, the S60 is much smaller than the 05 Avalon and the ride is firmer. I have close to 6,000 miles on the S60 and the only problem I have so far relates to the remote, which I'm sure will be covered under warranty.
I was also very reluctant to leave my trouble free Toyotas (I've had 3) for any European car. However, Volvo covers all repairs and maintenance, except for tires, for 5 yrs. or 50,000 miles, so I made the move. No regrets.
#291 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [douglas1]
Jan 21, 2013 (8:20 pm)
My dealer wanted $45 - almost $46K!
#292 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [jeffm5]
Jan 21, 2013 (8:23 pm)
I was looking at the S80 Volvo. I think it should be roomy enough in the backseat. Yes, I was just looking at the warranty! That's great. Now, if I just didn't have to go into Dallas or Fort Worth for maintenance.
#293 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [lnt]
Jan 21, 2013 (11:50 pm)
Go to another dealer. Toyota is not responsible for 'additional dealer markup' prices and probably discourages that behavior. It's also the mark of an unscrupulous dealer in my opinion.
#294 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [jeffm5]
Jan 22, 2013 (6:21 am)
Hi. Skip here. Maybe I should have gone that route:)
I got my 2013 Avalon, and loved it in many ways, just not all the ways that I wanted, so I traded it in on a 2012?
Jan 22, 2013 (6:39 am)
I was wondering what others thought of the seats on the 2012 Limited for long drives. Occasionally I drive to Atlanta (5+ hrs) and Ark (10+). A lot of the posts talk about the leather seats on the Avalon not being as comfy as earlier editions. Would like feedback from owners.
#296 of 572 Re: 2012 Avalon [ncee]
Jan 22, 2013 (7:44 am)
I've been following your journey here. So sorry the 2013 didn't work out for you, as I know you were so anticipating its arrival. So was I. I just couldn't get past that grill. I'm sure you'll have many good years in your 2012.
#297 of 572 Re: 2012 Seats [liaison]
Jan 22, 2013 (10:01 am)
Seat comfort is very subjective, that being said I have never really liked Avalon seats, have had 3 now 2001, 2005 and now 2011. I prefer having firmer seats with side bolsters like the 2013 Avalon. I take many trips in the 3 to 4 hour range and have never felt uncomfortable or had a sore butt.
#298 of 572 Re: 2012 Seats [liaison]
Jan 22, 2013 (12:08 pm)
there somewhat comfortable.nothing compared to a ls460 or a cts.to me 2012 camry seats are a tad more comfortable than the 2012 avalons
#299 of 572 Re: want to buy new 2012 [ncee]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:14 pm)
Since I agree with you, after test driving it, I traded my Avalon 11 in for the 2012 and will keep it for a long time since i didn't enjoy the way the 2013 was redesigned interior wise. The styling outside is nice, but I so enjoy the cushy ride of the 11 or 12. Upon a second inspection I found the leather to feel much harder then my 12.