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2005-2007 Toyota Avalon



  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    It's a 2005.


    Reported to be:

    280 hp

    260 ft./lbs.



    22 city

    30 hwy.


    Very good numbers indeed! Now if they can only report having the throttle and shift response issues resolved.......
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    What do you think the 0 to 60 might be i think in the rang from 6.5 sec to 7.5 sec alot better that the current model.
  • You guys really worry about the hesitation...


    Let me tell you. My Sienna when it was brand new had the hesitation. Very minor but it was there. Fortunately now, 1260 miles on it, it is smooth as butter with no hesitation what so ever.


    I guess it was the computer taking it's time to figure the driving pattern.
  • coug2coug2 Posts: 34
    I think the hesitation is something to worry about...check out the es330 forum and the number of folks that are really frustrated...


    Nonetheless, pretty excited to see, touch, drive a real one - Tomorrow should be a big day...
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    when does the 2005 avalon arive in dealers?
  • bklynguybklynguy Posts: 275
    they should arrive in the next 2-4 weeks (according to a rumor, some dealers may have them as early as next week).


    live introduction of the 2005 Toyota Avalon will happen tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. PST / 01:30 p.m. EST


  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    I have (2) dealers in my area saying they will have an 05' Avalon Limited on 1/15. I'd check in your area for similar info.
  • I can't wait for the actual car to be unveiled. You can bet that I will be watching it live!
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    One of my friends sells toyotas and he actually got to sit in it he said its alot nicer then the current model it has push button start and alot more hi tech features,he dident get to drive it he just got to play with the controls he got to take some pics but he said that i cant put them up sorry.


           If there is any que just ask he told me alot about it
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    like the Prius? Does it have Bluetooth?
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    No the prius dosent but you can probably get it installed by the dealer

     are you looking for a hybrid?

     i know a great car if you are
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    Yes, same push button start like the Prius, just not a hybrid....Yet. You can see the thinking in moving that direction though......
  • scoti1scoti1 Posts: 676
    There is a new forum to specifically discuss the hesitation problem that can be found at "Engine Hesitation (All makes/models)"


    This problem seems to cross over several models (some heated discussion at the Highlander Problems and Solutions was the reason for the new forum) so it may be helpful to share experiences/solutions in a single forum.
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836


    It will debut at 10:30 am PST or 1:30 pm EST.
  • toycashtoycash Posts: 139
    Here's a little tidbit I just found. The front armrest cover slides forward and back about 4.7 inches.
  • I like it. The price and features on the Touring seem good, at least for what I may be interested in, if they show up at the dealers as described. I look forward to seeing the actual car, and real street prices.
  • does anybody know if this car has LED tail lights?
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    Well Houston we have a problem...


    Nice car but why no seat heater, traction or stability control on the Touring!?!?!? At least make it an available option....I thought this was supposed to be the sport model! I can go buy a Buick Lacrosse CXS for the same money and get these goodies.....


    I guess I gotta wait for the 2006 ES 350.


    Deeply disappointed,
  • larryt22larryt22 Posts: 125
    I think they missed the boat on the Touring model. They should have (and maybe they still will) make the items you mentioned either standard or at least as options. They priced it over $2,000 less than the XLS. I think they should have offered these items and priced it very close to the XLS.


    It appears the XL is truly a bargain, and the XLS and even the Limited are priced less than I expected. But .... I just don't understand what they did with the Touring at all.
  • Is the ES 350 going to happen that soon? Figured the next version would be a 2007 at the earliest. Strongly considering the ES 330 after seeing the new Avalon. Nice, big car, but I'm not overly wowed.
  • bklynguybklynguy Posts: 275
    the next gen ES 350 will be a 2007 model (along with the next gen Camry) and is still at least 15-20 months away,


    We don't need seat heaters but we do want VSC ! That should be a option on the touring.
  • preachpreach Posts: 7
    I believe that Toyota has a limited view in terms of who this car will attract. When introducing this car they said that they expect it to appeal to an older customer. What about taller customers that do not want to spend 60k for a near luxury car with leg room(front and rear). I am in my early forties and I have three daughters in college and I want a very nice vehicle that will not compromise my ability to pay for college. The new Avalon appears to be the vehicle. I felt like an old timer when they were describing the car. I truly think they will miss the mark in there marketing if they persist with the "mature appeal" of the new avalon.
  • toycashtoycash Posts: 139
    Don't buy the car because of the marketing hype, buy it because you like how it fits your wants and needs.
  • bluesman3bluesman3 Posts: 202
    Everything I've seen shows the new ES coming out in the spring of 2006.



    Should be this time next year we see the unveiling.
  • But I question why all 5 Toyota SUVs, including $16k RAV4s have VSC and TRAC, but it is so hard to get on Toyotas Flagship.


      I wouldn't let this fact alone mar a great advance in their line-up. This car looks like a great success! But nobody's perfect.


      It could be a Maxima.


  • otis12otis12 Posts: 169
    The Max SL has heated front seats! I am a bit disappointed with the way the Av is equipped.
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