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2012 - 2013 Toyota Avalon

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Wow, I posted this idea for grills back in July and most folks didn't think much of it. It will be interesting to see what they say about them at the SEMA show? I think I like it more my way, with no thin outer chrome strip.

    Mine albeit crude - http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonstringcaldinkal/8124678791/sizes/l/in/photostrea- m/

    There's done for the show:

    http://wot.motortrend.com/files/2012/10/2013-Toyota-Avalon-TRD-SEMA-grille.jpg

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    If the 5 BIG folks at Toyota can be trusted, news on the Avalon i.e., Color schemes, Exterior, Interior options, extras and more WILL be announced starting the 31st thru the 6th of November:)

    Nice but that's still a few days away, and with the hurricane and all I'm sure most folks could give a shitt about the new Avalon.

    I hope everyone makes it safely thru this mess.

    We're not suppose to feel much of an impact here (of course being Maine weather - that will change before I finish typing this), but others will, and to folks folks I say Good Luck take care and play it smart.

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  • Weight: 3497 lbs.

    Hundreds of pounds lighter than a Buick LaCrosse. Almost matches the V6 Camry. Expect 21/30/25 MPG, matching Camry

    Fuel Economy: 25 combined for V6. 40 combined for Hybrid.
    (See Camry)

    Trunk: Up 10% to 16 cu ft.

    Price: Less than $31k to start (Over $33k last year)

    Focus of new design: Improve fuel economy. Improve dynamic handling. Improve design inside and out. Add content. Lower weight. Increase value.

    Things you may not know: Out of the 16 "Most-American made Cars sold in the US", 5 are made by Toyota. Cars like Avalon and Camry are at the top of the list for most American parts content, plus American assembly. ;)
    BD
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    I just left my local Toyota Dealer, and they are suppose to announce all the New Avalon information tomorrow.

    3 Models of Hybrid
    3 Models of Gas

    XLE Base, XLE Touring (The best buy for the money?), XLE Limited Edition
    And the Hybrids the same

    Pricing starts at $31,000.00 +- and goes up to - are you ready for this - $42,000.00!

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  • jhewitt25jhewitt25 Posts: 1
    edited October 2012
    They must have taken it down, at least I could not find any cost info!
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    email me, and I'll send along a photo image I took of the pricing.

    I just checked and it's still there for me?

    http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/avalon/

    I went to toyota.com, then went to the top where it says "cars & mini vans", once that comes down, there is a link for "upcoming vehicles" I clicked on that, and up came the avalon I clicked on "See More" and up came the pricing.

    Avalon:

    XLE $30,990.00
    XLE Premium $33,195.00
    XLE Touring $35,500.00
    XLE Limited $39,650.00

    Hybrid:

    XLE Premium $35,555.00
    XLE Touring $37,250.00
    XLE Limited $41,400.00

    With the differences (according to my dealer being)

    With NAV
    Rear Heated Seats
    Upgraded Radio
    Tires
    Collision Avoidance
    Leather Seats

    to name a few of the differences.

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Now how long do we have to wait to see pictures of the interior / exterior color options.

    My dealer ordered his demo (A fully loaded Hybrid, in Saber with Tan interior) while I was there, and the system said it would be produced the 15th and ship to be there within a week. It also said consumers could expect to see them available to purchase by December 13th I believe.

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  • nceencee Posts: 419
    the list price on the ES H is less ($38,850.00) then the Avalon ($41,400.00)???

    Loaded ES is more at $48,800.00 but it would have more then the Avalon, which matching the trim as close as you can will be $43,150.00.

    I guess seeing they share the same platform, they should share the same pricing:)

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  • douglas1douglas1 Posts: 130
    The new Limited has a pretty hefty price increase over my 2011 Limited which was MSRP of $36500. The $40k may be a deal breaker for me.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    Looks to be $2655.00 LESS then the Avalon???

    Man this isn't what I was expecting:(

    Oh, well, no body is making me buy either, although for reasons we won't get into, I'll still end up with the Avalon. Now it's just do I spend the bucks and get the Hybrid or the Gas?

    If I get the Limited Gas, with the Tech Package, it's $41,400.00 or the same is the Limited Hybrid WITHOUT the tech package, which I'd want with the Hybrid if I get it. So now I'm up to $43,150.00 WOW! Sure hope my dealer treats me right.

    If I drove the hybrid and liked it, I'd say my bottom line is $38.500.00 or $36,750.00 for the gas model loaded.

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  • You'd have to find a real loser dealer to give the car away.

    Any dealer worth his salt will make a nice profit on a new, cutting-edge model like this, at least for the first 2-3 months.

    Why is it wrong for a dealer to make a profit on a new car anyway? Why would he invoice a $40k car that is just getting on the market?

    Good luck finding that......
    BD
  • V6, leather heated seats and push button start are all standard for less than $31k? :blush:

    Try and get all that on Maximas, LaCrosse, Taurus, 300 for anything less than $35k!
    BD
  • jeffm5jeffm5 Posts: 107
    You Avy fans may want to check out the generally favorable review of the 2013 Avy on Edmund's Inside Line. Of course, they felt compelled to include the usual smarta** comments about the Avy's demographics. :mad:
  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,163
    Feast your eyes on this video. That rouge color is new and it pops.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-JJg-Xbzds
    According to the narrator, the new Avalon is aimed at the GenX demographic and I believe Toyota will have a lot of success with it especially at its relatively low price point.

    And here is yet another video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvc9uVvuMbI

    Enjoy and comment.
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    As nice as these videos are, it's still going to be a great day when I get to give the car my tes drive.

    These videos, and there are several o them out now, while nice arn't the same as driving it myself. They don't look at the little things. They can't tell you if threats will work for you.

    - if the views are good,
    - is it quiet enough for you
    - if the ride is what you want or better
    - if the placement of all the gauges and such work for you
    - how does the radio sound, does Siri work better the the current model. My gues is it might as it has a bigger antena.
    - how comfortable is it
    - how do you feel behind the wheel, an how will you feel being one o th first the drive one n town with those nice paper temporary plates on it?

    And if after driving it, looking it over, do you go for it, or pass on it!

    My dealer emailed and said his is showing as possibly being delivered late this coming week:)
  • nceencee Posts: 419
    So I'm wondering how "BIG" (sorry I had to do it), and impact the grill will have on the sale of the car?

    - How close to their goal Toyota needs to come in order to not worry about changing it?

    - Or do they come out with a(nother) "All New Avalon" next year when they fix the grill?

    - If that happens, I wonder if the parts will be interchangeable for those of us who purchase a 2013?

    I WILL be checking with a friend who owns a body shop to see how much it will cost to make the grill the same color as the car. Then all I'll need to do is get rid of the 3rd eye, and I think it will look pretty good.

    - http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonstringcaldinkal/8178909446/in/photostream/lightb- ox/

    - http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonstringcaldinkal/8178909400/in/photostream/lightb- ox/

    I think the 3rd eye (Toyota logo) in the center, and the black grill make the grill stick out even more then it has to.

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  • finfin atlantaPosts: 588
    The grille is a turn off.... sorry, but it is. Nice car, you bet, larger trunk is fine with me. Slightly smaller back seat leg room also ok. Remember all, this is a "first year" model and subject to all the problems of the 2005 when it came out as new. By '07 they had most of those problems solved. Again..Nice looking car :) :)
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