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2005-2007 Toyota Avalon



  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    if odd transmission behavior is confirmed by Toyota's own spokesman, and foot position importance is confirmed in Toyota's own TSB - what are we 'speculating' about - maybe a logical reason why this happens to some and not others?

    don't know about you, but explanations (call them speculations if you will) can be a valuable way to solve or avoid problems. which is what I thought these forums were supposed to be all about. if all we're 'allowed' to talk about is how great (or not so great) our cars are, it will make for a whole lot less valuable venue.

    please delete this message after you have had a chance to read it!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Telling people what they are experiencing makes no sense. You don't know.

    If you want to discuss this further, please email me. Thanks.
  • Perhaps the moderators could consider splitting this topic out to a new one that covers "2005+ Avalon Woes"? It appears to have worked extremely well for the "2007 Camry Woes" topic.
  • bobwileybobwiley Posts: 241
    I have no problem with "friendly" verbal jabbing--I do have a problem with sarcastic remarks just because someone has not experienced the same problem(s) with their car!! I know i was skeptical about the "quirky" tranny issue--then it happened to me after I'd had the car over 5 months. The Forum is supposed to be just that----an open menas of communication whether to vent, inform or ask questions.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    And you have described exactly what it is - so let's get past the bickering and get back to the conversations. ;)
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    Yea, this place has been rather foul as of late.... Glad we're moving on!

    I recently ordered an 07' Touring and it's due to be built next week. :D

    The wait is excruciating..... :cry:

    1D4 - Titanium metallic
    SR - Sunroof
    VS - Trac, VSC & heated seat
    EJ - JBL stereo
    TV - Touring package
    FE - 50 state emission

    I paid $3,213 under list for the car.

    The dealer threw in a set of all weather mats and mud guards (I don't think I'll put those on). I also ordered a set of factory shop manuals, an all weather trunk mat and an extra set of carpeted floor mats since the all weather mats were free.

    Once it's delivered it's going in for a remote start, 32% tint on the back half, ClearShield package on the front, and XM w/ Ipod interface. :shades:

    My only bummer is that I bought a new set of 06' LTD wheels for the car BEFORE I knew about the new TPM system.....So either I disconnect the TPMS or I sell these rims and wait to buy a set of 07's. :sick:

    Anyone care to join me in the new positive direction here?
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    Congratulations! How long before delivery? And of interest to me, what significant changes, if any, come with the new model? Thanks.
  • bobwileybobwiley Posts: 241
    bluesman3: Good luck--the Avy is one great car! Think about the Body Side Moldings approx $150---they're WORTH it!!!
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    Delivery is approx. (2) weeks from the build date, perhaps less but they don't want to overpromise. So I might take deilvery either late this month or the first week of Sept.

    Significant changes? Well there isn't much change for 2007 and most of it is an option package on the Touring model.

    All trims get the tire pressure monitor system.
    The Touring gets a NAV option package which also includes heated mirrors w/ driver's dimming feature.
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    I'll pass on the side moldings. I think they break up the lines and they don't really offer protection where you need it. My current car has them but guess where all the door dings are? About 6 inches above the side moldings.....
  • bobwileybobwiley Posts: 241
    Good Luck!!! Let me know in about 6 month's---I'm glad I got them---their placement is just right and-----they do work!! BTW--I also got the pin stripes on our Silver Pine Mica Ltd---they certainly add a touch and help with the streamlined look!
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    My plan is to park off in the corner and walk the distance to avoid the door dings.

    I'm not a fan of pin stripes either, the ones on my current car have almost all rubbed off over the years.
  • dan41dan41 Posts: 180
    Welcome and good luck with your new Avalon. There is one after market product I purchased for my 05 Limited that I have benefited from a number of times. It is the back-up sensor system I purchased from Awel ( based on feedback from members of this site ). Although some members installed it themselves, I decided to have to have it installed by a local professional. If I had to do it over again, I would have also installed the sensor system on the front bumper, too.

    Enjoy! Dan
  • bailboybailboy Posts: 20
    good luck, i park in the spots furthest from anyone...and what do you know? Some moron has to park right next to my car. Had the car 2 days and had 2 new dings.... Although i still park far away from anyone else because the odds of getting more dings is reduced.....them door moldings do nothing...especially with all the SUV's..
  • The mud flaps don't look bad and they really protect the side of the car. I like mine.
  • Pin stripes here cost about $25 and can easily be replaced. I had some on a Miata that didn't wear off in 9 years.
  • My mouldings have savred my doors twice. I guess they are in the correct position some times.
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    I'll have to see how the flaps look before I put them on permanently, I'm just not sure without seeing it in the flesh. Therefore I didn't want the dealer installing them.

    I guess I wanted them for a reason, we'll find out if my thoughts were correct.
  • nimiminimimi Posts: 249
    I installed (myself; it was easy) the color-keyed, blue mirage metallic mud flaps and they look GREAT!
  • lntlnt Posts: 188
    Good luck on parking far off and walking!! My car is always the farthest out away from all others but then people aim their shopping carts at them, give them a shove and see how hard they can hit the car! I went again today to see about getting my little dent fixed - $619! It was creased a little too much for the paintless dent repair. They said since it was on the door close to the front fender that the door and the fender would have to be painted in order for it to blend. Another shop said he'd do it for $225 but he was just going to fill and paint that one spot. My son had that "Spot" type done on his metallic mustang and you can tell the difference in the paint. I'll just let it go for awhile and wait until I get a couple of more so it will be worth it. I refuse to go to WalMart anymore in my car, though.
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