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Toyota Avalon Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • ash54ash54 Posts: 1
    edited November 2013
    Hi - I just bought 2013 avalon touring brand new for $36110 OTD with 0.9% financing from toyota financial. I had to return my leased camry with 3 remaining months (with 600 miles over the limit & 3 month waiver) so i had to finance through tfs. is this a good deal ? I am on long island ,NY (8.625% tax, doc fee, got charged for floor mats and wheels locks)
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  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,346
    is this a good deal ?

    Not enough information to tell. But if you are satisfied with your purchase, then it is a great deal.
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  • I tell you what, call the dealership first and price it out. It seems expensive but I is for 8 years and no pay for service. It's an extension of the much warranty at a reasonable cost. Call your dealer before you purchase. That's what I did and knew I made the right decision.
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  • Long time reader and never a responder/poster. But I'm looking for some inputs on a used 2013 toyota avalon xle. I'm a recent graduate m.s. and always had hand me down camery. I'm ready to purchase my first car and what would be a realistic price for otd on a used 2013 avalon xle base model in houston, tx?

    I understand kbb price on the used avalon might be a bit misleading and probably reflects the certified preown price, which I don't really care for. What price range should I be expecting? Any input would help me out! Thanks in advance.
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  • guugosguugos Posts: 10
    Looking for current lease rates. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  • I have been following the posts and it seems as if a lot of people are unhappy with the way the current model Avalon rides. The Michelins seem to ride best. What I am noticing is there are a lot of used 2013 Avalon's within 300 miles of me. Most of these have a few thousand miles and one had 59 miles. All of this makes me think that buyers of the new model Avalon are not happy and are trading their 2013 Avalon's for another vehicle. I would welcome comments. BTW, I like the new Avalon Hybrid but have concerns from reading all the posts.
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  • marv151marv151 scPosts: 1

    Hi liaison,
    I noticed the same thing, so many used 2013's with low mileage. Read the reviews on Edmonds, so many bad ones. I was thinking of buying the 2013 till I took a test drive, and after feeling every bump, I drove back and asked my sales manager to replace my 2011 Avalon with a 2012 in the same color and everything I had on the 2011 with power seats for passenger as well. I got a good deal in Dec 2012 and have around 14,000 miles on it and the dealer called and is offering me 26 grand and a special on a 2013. I said I'll keep my 2012, I wouldn't touch the 2013, he understood. If you look hard you will notice they cheapened the 2013 by taking away folding rear seats, aluminum scuff plate, no covers over coffee slots, no fold out compartments on door, smaller car, etc. So they added some things and took away others, and the sport bumpidy ride is what they gave us in return. So am lucky I have the last comfortable full size Avalon they made, its a keeper.

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  • finfin atlantaPosts: 589

    Like so many others here I have left the Avalon in the rear view mirror. The ride, the interior feeling, the cheaper looking stuff.... not me... Drove three different Avalons for 15 years combined, one of each generation. The last was the best overall, my opinion. Great cars, great service, great value...but it ended at 2013. I will return to Toyota if the Avalon gets a makeover and returns to the soft ride of old but that is not likely. Bought a 300c, 28 highway mpg from the big V8 and very comfortable. Always best wishes to all Avy owners, the quality should still be there.

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  • yk_edmyk_edm Posts: 2
    Chipping in with my buying experience from about 5 months ago. Paid $33,500 OTD (before a $5k trade in on a 2005 Camry) for 2014 Avalon XLE Touring, Black exterior / Black interior. Includes remote starter. Purchased in Saco, ME.
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  • tri32tri32 Posts: 1
    Neighbor bought 2014 Limited edition MSRP $42600 with tech package & wireless charger for $36500 back in March 2014 0% financing no trade in from IRA in Danvers MA. I bet you can get the same model from $33K to 34K.
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  • gohawaiiangohawaiian Honolulu, HawaiiPosts: 84
    Has anyone in Hawaii had this problem?

    I was never informed by Hawaii's largest Toyota dealership, prior to taking delivery of my 2014 Toyota, that my car would not include Toyota's "Entune" and "SafetyConnect" features, despite the fact that the sales brochure for my Toyota model, as well as the dealership’s own website, listed both of those features as standard equipment on my model.

    I am interested in learning whether other Toyota buyers in Hawaii were informed, either orally or in writing, prior to purchase of their vehicle, that one or both of these features were not available in Hawaii and that their vehicle would not be so equipped even though the vehicle sales brochure and dealership website said or implied otherwise.
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  • fcjuddfcjudd Posts: 1
    My wife and I recently bought a 2015 Avalon XLE Touring for $34,600 with 0% financing for 3 yrs. List was $37,130, but I worked with the dealer's Internet sales rep who quoted the price I paid without any haggling, informing me that the regular sales reps weren't authorized to sell new vehicles below the sticker price (at least at that dealership). It was a very pleasant buying experience, with no pressure whatsoever and the service was very accommodating. Our last car was a Lexus LS 400, which was a wonderful vehicle. I have a bad back and had heard talk that the newer Avalons were too stiff, so I was concerned that might be a problem. The Avalon does have a somewhat stiffer ride than the Lexus did, but I'm quite happy with it. I'd characterize it as a sport luxury ride and have so far found it to be very comfortable -- unlike most other cars I've tested. (The Camry, for example, had me hurting within about 5 minutes.) My wife and I are both very pleased with our Avalon. It's not quite the car our Lexus was, but that was a $65k vehicle (and a dollar was worth a lot more back then than it is now).
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  • mikejp00mikejp00 Posts: 1
    Wife and I just got 2015 Avalon Touring SE for 34,450 OTD at Milton Martin Toyota, Gainsville GA. Drove for an hour to get best deal in area. Live in Kennesaw GA (just north of Atlanta) and this deal was best we could find. Salesman delivered everything promised and folks at family dealership were outstanding. This is 3rd Avalon we have owned, ride is a shade stiffer but still very nice. Selling our old 2004 Avalon with 107,000 miles to our grandson. Love car so far.
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  • sandydee1sandydee1 Posts: 24
    I have owned a 96 Avalon, a 2003 Avalon, a 2008 Avalon, and I'm now considering the 2015 Avalon. The reason why is that my 2003 Avalon is driven by my daughter and has been on airbag recall for many months and the parts are still not available. She says the air bag light comes on intermittently. I have a case number with Toyota. So mikejp00, has your 2004 Avalon that you are selling to your grandson been fixed? I am trying to decide at what point I should trade in the 2003 Avalon to avoid the airbag risk to my daughter,let her drive my 2008 and get a 2015.
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  • declansdaddeclansdad Posts: 120
    Back in October I purchased a new TAH Limited for $36,000 with 0% financing for 5 years. I thought it was a decent deal on such a nice car.

    Michael
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 11,798

    Back in October I purchased a new TAH Limited for $36,000 with 0% financing for 5 years. I thought it was a decent deal on such a nice car.

    Michael

    Congratulations - my cousin bought one last year as well. She loves it.

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