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2012 - 2013 Toyota Avalon

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    My local dealer said there will be more colors offered then what is shown on the Toyota Web Site, he also said there is some differences in what they are saying about the car?

    HP is more then they have said?

    Options and models are more then they've said?

    Toyota dealers will have at least 1 of each model by the end of October, with delivery to customers 30 days later?

    They didn't say when any of this info would be available for customers É that sucks.

    Here's hoping he hear right.

    Anyone else out there hear from their local dealers and if so, what did they say?

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    oh, he said the car was more powerful then what has been quoted?

    300 Ponies and still 30 MPG?

    If his time table is right, I'd say we should be seeing some new stuff posted within the next 2 weeks. Here's hoping.

    Oh, he did say, he hadn't taken a NEW toyota as a "Demo" in all the years he has been a dealer, but he WOULD have one of these. In a Sable Color with Tan interior (which is one of the ones they showed in Vegas)
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    So far I've seen 3 models shown online of the 2013 Avalon

    - XLE
    - Limited Edition
    - Hybrid

    This is a very nice picture here:

    http://www.velocityjournal.com/images/org/2012/581/ty2013avalon58149533.jpg

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Not too bad from that angle. I bet they do not show the front in many ads. It's a face only a mother could love.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    I just don't like it. The 05-12 is so much nicer. This version looks smaller, has a terrible front end and just odd proportions (to me).

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

  • nceencee Posts: 419
    I will say there are things I like more about the earlier models.

    - I like my steering wheel much better then the new one

    - I'd love to see them make a "Avalon" badge for the car instead of the "Toyota"

    - I DON'T like the fact that the top front looks like the Camry. And this car was suppose to be "All New from the Ground up"? Something tells me, they looked at the Camry and or Toyota front ends over the last few years before designing this one. Maybe these pieces fit from the Camry, helping to keep the costs down?

    - I DON'T like the fact that they dropped the reclining Back seats:(

    - I hope the paint is a bit tougher. My handle areas look like [non-permissible content removed] because of how easy they scratch when opening the doors. If nothing else, they should make paint protectors for the handles, much like they do for the hood.

    I'm sure it's hard to make a car that will appeal to both young and old. A nice old fashion steering wheel works for me, but a MUCH younger person wants something a bit more sportyÉ

    I'm not old at all, I just like old style, quality, comfortable cars and so I fall in the "Olde Fart" category:)

    Wow, at this point in time, that's all I can see or say, until I see the new one in person, drive it, feel it, look it over.

    I will say the overall look is growing on me.

    I do like the way the rear looks É a lot.

    Now it's just a waiting game to see what it will be like. I'm lead to believe it's 15 days or so before we'll be able to go online and pick out the colors both exterior and interior options.
  • to me.toyota dropped the ball on this one.the front is way too camryish and the back too azeraish.they want to a sportify a classic cruiser car.have had 06,09 and now i have a 2012.this will be my last one.toyota if i wanted a sporty look id get a bmw.looking to buy a LS460 next.lets just hope toyota doesn't f&ck that style up too.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    I did but don't agree anymore, but I will be looking into getting an OLDER LS 460, as I think the new ones suck (compare to anything before 2013).

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    I would agree, that they should have made the front different then the Camry, if in fact they want folks to think of Avalon and not Camry when they look at the Avalon.

    In my opinion, the design team, had a late model Camry and Avalon in the room when they were designing it. They claim they did market research and asked folks what they liked, wanted and wanted changed about the new Avalon, and I for one, can't believe that anyone said "Let's make it look like the Camry up front, cuz I think the Camry looks awesome".

    They could have done so much better by in fact making it look more like a Jaguar of better yet, something they designed!

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  • why would you say the new ls460s suck? dont you think the older 460s technology will be outdated?
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    The Grill:)

    Seems like Toyota has made the grills on their cars, a source of conversation this year.

    The car, is awesome, I have no doubt, it's the damn grill.

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  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,193
    edited September 2012
    The car, is awesome, I have no doubt, it's the damn grill.

    I agree. And I see a potential market for entrepreneurs to retrofit these hideous grills in both the Avalon and LS. Otherwise, the size and overall interior and exterior styling of the Avalon is very nice and modern.

    But that grill--but then again, since you'll be sitting behind the wheel you will not have to look at it. And pretty soon it will grow on you sort of like an ugly baby.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Who knows, once you put on the nice Chrome license plate frame, it will take up enough of the grill, so as to make it look fine, and yes, while I'm inside the grill won't bother me to much.

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  • finfin atlantaPosts: 588
    You must be kidding..... what next?? Maybe if you turn the mounting bracket upside down, then...... Does any state use two front plates, maybe hide some of the ...... really. :)
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Not a bad idea. Top plate is the license plate and bottom plate is É I don't know, but "Two plates are better then one"

    Kind of like the old Wrigley's gum commercial "Two stick's, two sticks, two sticks in one"

    "2 plates, 2 plates 2 plates covering one ugly grill"

    I should kick it too much, it's the ugly grill that will be in my door yard later on this year:)

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    I don't think it looks that bad in this photo.

    - http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8031322350_c17cee4546_z.jpg

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  • Sorry, the new Avalon is still UGLY. The whale-shark mouth grill is hideous and does not go wth the car at all.
  • yeah.grill is hideous
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Maybe you could sneak over and take some pictures of the Avalon on display for all of us:)

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    according to the Toyota web site. Damn that's a long time to wait.

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  • douglas1douglas1 Posts: 130
    Since the Lexus ES350 is out maybe they are watching the sales on that to decide on a pricing strategy for the Avalon. Given they are built on the same platform they need to price them in such a way that Avalon does not cannibalize Lexus sales which they sell more of.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    A recent web site has the 2013 Avalon base price at $33,185.00?

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    A fully loaded Avalon will most likely be around the same price as a base ES. It's been that way for awhile now.

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

  • douglas1douglas1 Posts: 130
    According to Edmonds the base ES350 is now $36,995 and my 2011 Avalon Limited w/o Navigation or other options was $36,513 so it looks like the new Avalon is going to see a price reduction too.
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