Last post on May 22, 2013 at 2:34 PM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Avalon, Toyota, Sedan
Jan 26, 2013 (9:29 am)
Yeah, that was my hope too. But the pressure was at 33 psi (factory specs) in all 4 tires.
#316 of 494 Re: Update? [trespinosranch]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:10 am)
Wonder if different tires might make a big difference like it did in my 2006 Prius?
#317 of 494 13 Avalon
Jan 27, 2013 (7:55 am)
Sat in the new Avalon yesterday at the auto show. I wasn't very impressed, its smaller than the older generation and I'm not a fan of the dash layout. The front end is worse in person as well. They took a radical departure from the 05-12 and not in a good way IMO.
#318 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [tjc78]
Jan 27, 2013 (7:46 am)
Well I purchased a 2013, and after 2300 miles I traded it in on a 2012. Yes I was saddened by doing this on many levels.
The 2013 was a wonderful car on many levels. The fits, finish and trim was very nice. The looks of the cars, was also very nice, but or me the ride and smaller size didn't work for me.
I ended up trading it in on a 2012 Avalon. It's bigger, smoother and much quieter. Now some of this is likely to be because of things like the 17" tires vs the 18" I had on the '13. The fact that the larger tires were also low profile tires, so these were much louder on the highway than I was willing to deal with.
These are jut my thoughts on the car.
It would be interesting to hear what others think, and if they were go back, if not for the hit you take when trading in.
#319 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [ncee]
Jan 27, 2013 (9:52 am)
how long you have it? was it financed? did they give you a hard time trading it back for a 2012? was the 2012 new?
#320 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [djrc08861]
Jan 27, 2013 (10:22 am)
I had it about 6 weeks or so. They questioned me trading it in, but had no problem taking it in trade on a New 2012 Avalon LTD.
It wasn't finance totally. The hit cost me about $3000.00. More then I would have like it to be, but less then I expected.
#321 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [ncee]
Jan 27, 2013 (11:07 am)
sounds like a super understandable dealer.that wouldnt fly here in nj. your lucky only 3,000. i have a 2012. fully loaded. never once considered the new avalon after seeing it's resemblance to a damn azera.you made a beautiful choice
#322 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [djrc08861]
Jan 27, 2013 (11:18 am)
Not sure how much stock to put in what they said, but they said the deal was a GREAT one, because it was "Grand Opening" week, after a huge remodel, and they wanted to get some cars out the door?
2012 LTD in Cypress Green. I just ordered the floor mats from WeatherTech and I'll be getting a Remote Starter next (for these cold Maine winters).
#323 of 494 Re: 13 Avalon [djrc08861]
Jan 27, 2013 (11:31 am)
My guess is, the fact they had 3 families in there right while I was trading, looking to buy a New Avalon, didn't hurt. Hell while I was signing the papers, they had already cleaned the car (Quickly) and had it on the front line?!
#324 of 494 Re: Update? [tweaker]
Jan 27, 2013 (12:43 pm)
Just retuned from 1000 mile trip in new 2013 Avalon Ltd . I feel as if had rode a steel wheel wagon that far. It feels like you are running over a rail road tie when the front end hits bumps. My semi and ford 250HD pickup ride better! I should have keep 2008 avalon. $42000 for that lumber wagon?