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#391 of 571 Re: Ordered a second Avalon for me. [luckyme1]
Feb 15, 2013 (5:31 pm)
In my '13 Avalon Limited I can not partially raise the sun shade. When you press the button the shade goes up. If you press the button when it is going up, it goes back down.
And I can't see myself driving with the shade partially up anyway. Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
#392 of 571 Re: Avalon --> Lexus [djrc08861]
Feb 15, 2013 (5:46 pm)
The seats are gray, everything else is black. Exterior is silver.
#393 of 571 Re: Avalon Limited Audio System [trespinosranch]
Feb 16, 2013 (6:52 pm)
I interpret this to mean you should not put more than one CD or DVD in, period. I don't think it is a CD changer and I wouldn't recommend trying to put more than one in.
>> The notice on the player says to only insert one disc at a time, so I assume you can put more than one in there, but have not tried it yet.<<
#394 of 571 Re: Avalon Limited Audio System [robnich]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:24 pm)
You are right Rob. I interpreted it to mean not to try and put two discs in (one on top of the other) at the same time.
But, I just checked and it will only hold one CD.
#395 of 571 Re: Ordered a second Avalon for me. [trespinosranch]
Feb 20, 2013 (7:04 am)
After it was pointed out, I do notice a bit of distortion in the rear window glass. Based on other vehicles that have the rear window defrosters build in, I believe this if normal. I only glance from the rear view mirror to check traffic, so I've never really paid any attention to distortion. I believe it is normal in the rear glass.
#396 of 571 Consumer Reports Initial Review
Feb 21, 2013 (3:59 pm)
CR just released its initial review (full review to come later), and praises the interior of the '13 Avalon Limited as being Lexus like, but describes the ride as choppy & abrupt. I couldn't agree more.
#398 of 571 Re: Consumer Reports Initial Review [ncee]
Feb 22, 2013 (6:06 am)
Ride is subjective. I had an early production 09 Genesis sedan V6 and when I bought it I thought I could live with the sporty ride. After I had it a while I realized that IMO it just frankly rode like crap. I certainly wasn't the only one, but quickly got run off of the Genesis forum and people here even thought I "wrong". I got rid of the car for something else, and sucked up my mistake.
I hear people on here say how "floaty" such and such a car is, or how "it's all over the road" and I've driven the same cars and think completely different.
I am surprised at the direction Toyota went with the Avalon. All previous generations rode beautifully and isolated from the outside. I guess that type of ride isn't appealing to the masses any longer.
Feb 27, 2013 (12:17 am)
I test drove an Avalon Limited this weekend and also a Hyundai Azera with Tech Package. I think the Azera rode better than the Avalon but not by much. Seats in Azera were more comfortable. Biggest problem with the Azera is the windshield rake is about 35¼ while the Avalon is about 50¼. Also the Avalon sits more 'chair' like while the Azera has your butt closer to the floor. Finally, the Azera is about $4000 cheaper and equipped about the same.
It's going to be a tough decision on which to buy but may just keep my 2011 Avalon Limited with only 13900 miles.
#400 of 571 Re: Consumer Reports Initial Review [tjc78]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:43 am)
I couldn't agree more, which is why I traded my 2013 in on a 2012 Avalon.