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2011 Toyota Avalon



  • yankeryanker Posts: 156
    We purchased one of the last 2010's in upstate New York and drove it Florida and then to Boston Tomorow we go to NYC Car is nearly perfect The Navigation system is great and controls are better than the 2000 Avalon we had before. Gas mileage when we checked read about 31.6 on the road 28 in City near Orlando Ours is black snd very classy
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    Can you enter a destination in the new 2010 Avalon's Nav system while the vehicle is moving? Can you use the BT features of the phone suching as dialing a number while in motion?
  • energizer1energizer1 Posts: 4
    Had a question for this group. I just got my 2011 Avalon Limited in Classic silver with gray interior. It has a darkisk gray top to the dash (extending to the doors) and light gray carpet, seats and lower dash. My carpeted mats are also black (the contrast looks good to me). I did test drive another 2011 Avalon Limited at another dealer about a month ago (Classic silver with gray leather interior also) but it had matching gray carpet floor mats and I could have sworn that the dash was all light gray (instead of the top being dark). Was there an internal change at the plant recently? Any info appreciated (I really like my Avalon BTW).
  • twinbtwinb Posts: 140
    Sorry I can't answer your questions. Does your Ltd have the Nav system? Every one I've seen on the net & in person (2 of them) have the Nav; seems the factory is forcing customers to swallow the extra $1500 for it. I've been looking for a silver on gray without nav for two months here in the Rocky Mountains. Where do you live? What kind of deal did you get? Thanks. Joe.
  • energizer1energizer1 Posts: 4
    Hello twinb,

    Yes my Avalon does have NAV but I have seen others on the lot without it. However, I think you are correct in that most of the limiteds have NAV and the sedans do not (for the most part). I live on the east coast (near New Jersey) and I got the NAV, carpeted floor mats, and the glass brakage sensor for $34,100 (not including taxes or tags). Thanks.
  • twinbtwinb Posts: 140
    Geez, that's near the price ($34,400) I've gotten here from 4 dealers, but without NAV. I went thru Costco & AAA and had similar quotes. I'll have to bargain harder before I sign on the bottom line. Thanks.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    That seems like a really good priced, base on what I'm seeing around here.

    - Berlin City Group - $37,414
    - Ira Toyota - $38,644.00
    - Prime Auto - $38,951.00
    - ***The bargain of the group - Lee Auto - $35,622.00 (No Nav?)
    - Irwin Toyota - $37.685.00
    - Hurlbert Toyota - Call for pricing?
    - Rockingham Toyota - $36,501.00, $37,951.00 & $38,171.00

    And most aren't willing to talk turkey. The price is the price:(

  • energizer1energizer1 Posts: 4

    I experienced the same thing about the price until I decided to look at dealerships in nearby states. That is when I found better deals further away and the local dealers started lowering their "best price". Many of the dealers wanted you to put down a deposit to show that you were serious about buying their car before they gave you the lower price. That did not bother me because it was fully refundable if I changed my mind. I was also an "easy" customer because I did not have a trade-in and I had my own financing at a much lower rate than what they were offerring. In the end, I found a dealer that offered the car that I wanted at the price I was willing to pay. It was a 3+ hour drive from my house but the family made a day out of it and we saved quite a bit.
  • rotterdam6rotterdam6 Posts: 36
    I am still waiting for delivery of my 2011 LTD, silver, with light gray leather, without nav.
    The dealer has no Avalons on the lot and hasn't for 2 weeks. He has plenty of all other models. Had 7 new Siennas and countless new Camrys. I will continue to be patient for a while....but....
  • twinbtwinb Posts: 140
    Rotter, did you order the LTD in FL or PA? I'm about to order one here in Colo, there are 2 in the neighboring states without nav, supposedly. My internet prices have ranged from 34,700 to 33,600 with nothing but carpet mats. Wondering what kind of a deal you made. Joe
  • rotterdam6rotterdam6 Posts: 36
    I ordered mine in PA. Got the LTD without nav and with mats....35,200 out the door.
  • twinbtwinb Posts: 140
    Thanks for the info.
  • bob819bob819 Posts: 3
    Just picked up my 2011 Avalon and when I got home I noticed there are no extensions on either sun visor. Brochure says sun visor extensions are standard on both trim lines.

    Anyone else missing extensions on their sun visors?
  • bob819bob819 Posts: 3
    Just figured it out. When you move the visor to the window position, you can then pull the visor further towards the rear of the car along the visor arm - the visor doesn't extend - it moves. Incorrect description by Toyota IMO.
    My 2000 Avalan had inserts in the visor that pulled out and made the visor wider - a true defintion of extended visors.
    Oh least I know it's not missing
  • algeealgee Posts: 78
    Yes by voice only. I have used it, It accepts, by voice, name and address valuses.

    Love my new 2011 Ltd Avalon, Black with Black Bordeaux interior. (My little Limo :-)

    That new Nav/audio system is a tremendous improvement over my 2006. Ltd

    The tires are Bridgestone Turanzas and somewhat noisy on cement roads.

    I do miss the "Laser Cruise Control" was nice after you get used to its quirks.

    Getting about 20 Mpg combo and 28 Highway

    New 6 speed tranny seems to shift smoother 2006 was a 5 speed and a little rougher shifting.

    Yes, they fixed the MPG indicator so you can zero it at any time.

    Got the windows tinted after purchase with the ceramic style instead of metallic type, The ceramic type don't look blue when the sun shines on them when looking from outside. Also appear a little darker than the metallic even thought they do test at the state required refraction. SC is 29 but the darkness appears to the eye as 30.

    Seats feel about same as those in 2006.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Looking to take one for a test ride today. Sort-of hoping it's a lot nicer, smoother, quieter then my 2008 Touring Edition.

    Sort-of, because I'm not sure I want to trade-in or sell my 2008 - only because I don't want to see something next year, that I REALLY want:)

    Sort-of because I'm not sure if I want the new Avalon or a used LS 460 (if I can find one at a great price and low enough miles.

    I've had the '08 for 15 months or and have 43,000 miles on it, so mileage wise it's getting to the point it may not have the value I'd like much longer.

    Oh well, I'll do the test ride and then sort-of decide.

  • adholtmanadholtman Posts: 21
    I have just taken delivery of an Avalon Limited...terrific car! No quibbles and/or complaints.

    The Dealer says that it now comes with synthetic oil as a factory fill but I don't see anything in writing that says that...anyone know?
  • adholtmanadholtman Posts: 21
    RE; In my previous post regarding my recent purchase of an Avalon Ltd; I should have indicated it is a new 2011 model; Thanks!
  • twinbtwinb Posts: 140
    Hi Algee. I've seen new Avys with Turanzas & others with the Michelin MXV4. I talked to a guy in my tire dealership who said for the ride the MXV4 gets the nod. Commentators on the forums I visit have good & bad views on both brands. That's good to know about the window film, I didn't even know there were different types. Did you get that done at the dealer?
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    If they are still using the Turanza EL 400 try and find one with the Michelins. I had those on my 06 and they wore out in 27K and got progressively noisier as they wore.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

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