Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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Toyota Avalon, Toyota, Sedan
#335 of 716 Re: Update? [jeffm5]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:31 pm)
I'm sure many of us have made car buying mistakes. I bought an early build 2009 Genesis after owning an 06 Avalon. The ride was terrible, and after two years it had to go!
#336 of 716 Just had to laugh
Jan 29, 2013 (8:50 am)
I've been reading all the posts on the harsh ride of the 13 Avalon. My wife has been bugging me about test driving one ever since we saw it at he Phoenix car show. I was actually there to check out the Cadillac ATS.
Let me say Im 64 and drive a Mini Copper Clubman S. I put 24000 miles a year on it for the past 3 1/2 years. So I do some driving. Oh yeah it's a 6 speed. Anyways test drove a Limited. For me it floats down the road, (thats where the laugh comes in)to big for me but my wife loves it says it rides better than her Lexus RX 350. Now I still want the ATS but truthfully overall I was impressed with the Avalon. We'll see what happens.
#337 of 716 Re: Just had to laugh [bahollings]
Jan 29, 2013 (9:15 am)
For me it rode well, just no where near as comfortable as the '10, '11 or '12 models.
#338 of 716 Re: Just had to laugh [bahollings]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:21 am)
It's all about perspective, isn't it? ncee's opinions count for himself. bahollings' opinions account for himself. This discussion blog here is looking at the magnified opinions of a few people. There can be a loss of perspective when dwelling on the opinions of a few people.
#339 of 716 Re: Just had to laugh [ray1946]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 29, 2013 (1:21 pm)
True, but when people comment on their specific likes or dislikes about a vehicle, it gives prospective buyers a few points to focus on during the test drive process. After reading posts from those who do & don't like the comfort of the ride, for example, a shopper might be more inclined to pay attention to that aspect of the vehicle when test driving. So, really, all perspectives are good, even if they're just a small sample.
#340 of 716 Re: Just had to laugh [ray1946]
Jan 29, 2013 (3:01 pm)
there can also be a gain of perspective when dwelling on the opinions of alot of people
#341 of 716 Re: 2012 Avalon [trespinosranch]
Jan 29, 2013 (9:44 pm)
Just curious, since you had an 09 Lexus ES did you consider going to a 2013 Lexus ES rather than going with the 2013 Avalon? Just wondered why you did not stay with Lexus ES brand. I have been looking both, the 2013 Lexus ES and the 2013 Avalon and the current time prefer the ES. The ES comes with 17" tires, but as an option you can go to the 18". After reading this forum would not even consider the low profile 18" tires.
#342 of 716 Re: 2012 Avalon [geo123]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:01 am)
im lookin at a es also.how do you go forth in picking the package you want? lexus makes it extremely confusing.7 different packages determine price range of car
#344 of 716 Let Toyota know
Jan 30, 2013 (12:53 pm)
And let us not forget the many buyers who DON'T visit places like this. My point is there could be many more unhappy buyers, and I'm SURE they are many more happy buyers too.
Oh, to those who choose the let Toyota know your feelings about the size, ride and anything else about the car, drop anyone of these folks an email and let them know. I AM sure they would like to hear both good and bad about the New Avalon.
As was pointed out to me, "Sales aren't the only thing we use to gauge the success or failure of a new model. Consumer input is very important, which is why we read blogs, news feeds, forums, Go to Car Shows and so on. While we can't make all of the changes consumers ask for, we do take into consideration, all the input we get, and try to make the best changes, based on this input."
Look folks, Do I think Toyota's New Avalon is a nice car, hell yes. In damn near ever respect, they did an outstanding job. I just feel this car could have been better (for me and others), and they made it bigger and more comfortable.
Look they got some half dozen model options, what would have been so hard about making one for folks who had come to enjoy and appreciate the Size and comfort of the earlier Avalon, with the style and grace of the new one?
Look, there is nothing that would make me happier (and those who are getting tried of my rants toos) if Toyota made the next model, Bigger, quieter, and more comfortable, I WOULD agin, purchase a New Avalon (After a lengthy test drive:))
So if you have email addresses for the folks at Toyota, drop them a line, I'm sure they were appreciate it.
Should you need any contact info, drop me a line.