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#393 of 491 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 491 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 491 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 491 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 491 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 491 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.
#401 of 491 Re: Comparison [douglas1]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:48 am)
Please do what I SHOULD have done, which is keep my 2011 Avalon.
I purchased a 2013, and after only 2300 miles on it, I traded it in on a 2012 Avalon, and have never (well not much) looked back.
YES the Tech package on the 2013 was awesome
YES the wipers were a lot quieter (I drive 35,000 miles a year, and when it rains, I do not like the squeaky wipers of earlier Avalons)
But I did not like:
- the road noise
- the ride
- the seats
- the smaller trunk opening
- the spare tire
- the smaller back seat
- the lack of the reclining back seats (yes I have a lot of passengers on long trips)
- the smaller front door pockets
You get the picture.
#402 of 491 Re: Ordered a second Avalon for me. [geo123]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:59 am)
we got 25.3" in that storm, 6" in the next, 10.5" in the next and are looking at 12-18" in the next few days.
Damn, I'm going to be ready for a road trip to FL REAL soon at this rate.