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2005-2007 Toyota Avalon



  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Let me suggest to everyone two things - if you are going to display a picture in your post, ensure that it is no wider than 500 pixels. If it is, just post a link to it. And the other thing is when you DO post a link (to a picture or otherwise), please use the URL button beneath the post box. Depending on their length, many links will also skew the display, but using the URL button will keep that from happening.

  • This mod is for the new Avalon owners! Because the new Avalon HID's
    lights adjusted way too low!

    Hi black phantom this is for u as u requested and for few avvy owners
    as they asked me! And I hope it helps

    It's very easy to do all you need is a 10mm O type spanner for easy
    access to rotate the bolt

    Now as the pictures below shows the 2 bolts that must be adjusted as

    The best time to do this mod is in the night and u shall park your car
    ahead of white wall and 15 leg feet away :roflmao:


    Mine works like a champ and when I tested mine they looked like if
    they're adjusted too high but its not! When u drives the test car you'll
    know what I mean! Just adjust it to your desired position

    and sorry for the wide pics !
  • Some months ago I test drove a new Avalon and discovered that the rear windshield provides distorted vision and that there is a transmission hesitation. I therefore decided not to buy this car at that time. Have these and other defects been corrected, or are the 2005 and 2006 Avalons still a problemmatic car (unlike the 2003 model which I have and which is wonderful, except for a somewhat difficult climate control system)?
  • mstemmstem Posts: 113
    Mcescher1, I have an '06 Avalon Limited that was built the first week of September 2005. I do not have any issues with the rear windshield nor the transmission. In fact, I don't have any of the "glitches" that some have mentioned here. It is an absolutely fantastic vehicle. That doesn't mean that there aren't some things that bug me, but they are design flaws not build issues. It would be a wild stretch to call the new Avalon a "problematic car" in my humble opinion. :>)

  • hylynerhylyner Posts: 216
    Your concerns are most likely unwarranted. The vast majority of reports about 05 or 06 Avalons are not at all indicative of a "problematic" vehicle. Factually speaking, as opposed to emotionally venting, Avalons have been shown to be far less "problematic" than most. Rear window distortion is not a common Avalon complaint, albeit a minor issue when it does appear, and all curved glass surfaces will be somewhat distorted regardless of what automobile they get attached to. The hesitation thing has been shown to be hype for the most part, and doesn't seem to even exist for owners, based on credible reports.
  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    Because the new Avalon HID's
    lights adjusted way too low!

    think that this could be a dangerous 'recommendation' and probably illegal in most states in the US. HID lights can be blinding to oncoming drivers especially aimed too high
  • My son drove my 'o6 Avalon to Los Angeles and back to San Francisco and had NO complaints of any kind about the car. His family loved the spacious interior and comfortable ride. And, I think he trained the tranny to function correctly all the time.
  • hylynerhylyner Posts: 216
    I know this is the Avalon forum but here's a site for the photo of the 07 Camry:
  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    what I thought Toyota would do - given the 250 hp Altimas, 240hp Accords etc. etc. out there. At 3200 or 3300 lbs. the car is certain to be a real hoot. And sure to hurt Avalon sales - in the past a number of buyers bypassed the the Avalon as simply too much a price premium for what was essentially the same car. Deja Vu? Should serve to break the dealer monopoly on parts etc., which is good.
  • Plus a 6 Speed auto, reclining rear seats in premium model, 60/40 in others..
  • just__mejust__me Posts: 508
    Toyota Sales For 2005
    Avalon 2005 - 95,318, 2004 - 36,460
  • just__mejust__me Posts: 508
    I agree with you, they shot an arrow across the Avalon. If their marketing guys are smart, they will beef up the Avalon for 07. They did this once before and the Camry back then killed the Cressida.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Unless people want to fight with torque steer, there isn't room to add any significant amount of more power and power isn't a problem that needs fixing anyway.
    They can concentrate on marketing the added room, the few unique features it has over the new Camry and maybe drop the XL.

    They probably should have detuned the Camry engine for less power and no need or recommendation of premium fuel.
  • dandldandl Posts: 57
    Living in the Motor City, we watched the unveiling of the 2007 Camry at the auto show (live on local news...) and I have to say that they did re-design the Camry with a very similar tail light assembly as the Avalon, if not a bit cooler!!!! However, the license plate is still centered high between the tail lights and Toyota still incorporated that weird strip of chrome above it. As a result, I think that the Avalon has a cleaner, more refined look from the rear...
    We are going to the auto show next week and look forward to seeing and comparing the Camry and the Avalon side by side.
    Hope someone can post pictures soon....
    Dan and Laura
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    I bet the next gen. Avalon will have an optional V8 available with 300+ HP. I wouldn't be surprised if the RWD Crown which can be had with a V8 replaces the Avalon as Toyota's flagship.
  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    agreed, anything over even 200hp will create TS issues with FWD cars and the one thing the Av doesn't need is more power. The 07 Camry V6, I'm guessing, will nudge $30k with all the bells and whistles and sounds a lot like the Av XLS except a few grand less, the SE - a Touring reincarnate? It would make more sense to really differentiate the Av by making it RWD and/or AWD and perhaps juicing the engine to 300 or so. But then we would all be driving 'LS350s' - creating a problem for Lexus.
  • just__mejust__me Posts: 508
    I couldn't agree more. I also think Captain2 has it about right. However I do think in the world of high gas prices, 300 HP might reduce MPG, and Toyota won't go there. But if they find a way to keep the current MPG on the Avalon with 300 HP, then a move in that direction might be a possibility. Personally I think Toyota will upgrade the Interior of the Avalon with more luxurious finishes and a little more pizazz to it's style with more room inside and larger trunk space to give a reason why the Avalon over the Camry. I don't see the reason for 300 HP.
  • hylynerhylyner Posts: 216
    My guess is that Toyota is hedging its bets on what the public wants these days. They're offering what appears to be "Conservative Looks With High Performance."
    Why the emphasis on performance? Daimler Chrysler has done well with its Hemi powered products; Ford is selling Mustangs like crazy; GM is considering reinventing their Camaro, other competitors have ramped up their performance with higher power, etc.
    Toyota has historically chosen the middle ground, but competition is tough in the automotive business and I think Toyota doesn't want to get left behind, hence we're seeing higher performance. However, with gas prices at record levels and going higher, this performance issue will change, and we'll probably soon see a reversal where gas mileage will be the next big selling point. Toyota is well placed to be there when that happens.
  • tuthmantuthman Posts: 15
    Check out this link to see Jack Bauer in an Avalon.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    is being overcome by some manufacturers use of electric power stearing or some sort of electrically controlled stearing diff'l.
  • Given my nickname, I naturally wonder if anybody knows how long the new Camry will be? My guess is 3-4" shorter than the Avalon, and the difference will be in rear leg space.

  • Go to Google and type in 2007 Camry and you can get all the info and specs. you want.
  • You should have been looking at your girlfriend and thinking how good she looks!

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    Toyota certainly the industry leader in hybrids etc - and there apparently will be a Camry and Avalon hybrid. Think the jury is still out on them, however, given that the payback is relatively long and we still don't know the actual longevity of these $3000.00+ battery packs. And then, you have the whole weight issue as it relates vehicle handling - the Accord Hybrid notwithstanding, these cars are not built for anyone that enjoys driving.
    Technology has allowed mfgrs. to compete in this seemingly endless HP race for the last few years - while actually improving fuel economy in many cases. Don't see it ending anytime soon because there is something a little intoxicating (and probably a little safer) about having all that power! As gas prices continue to rise, the real hit will be the 5-6000 lb. SUVs which already the mfgrs. are trying to give away. As it is, I can drive down the highway and know that my Avalon does better on a gallon of gas than 80-90% of the cars/trucks I see and furthermore will outrun a higher percentage than that!
  • scoti1scoti1 Posts: 676
    This has been a really controversial subject in these forums and seems to upset those who are happy with their Avy's. So a new discussion forum is open to address the hesitation problem called "Toyota-Lexus transaxle shift delay". Not much going on there now. Pretty active talk at the "Transmission problems with the Lexus ES-300 site" where this problem that some like to claim is only hype has been discussed for 3 years now. I have read of complaints of hesitation in some 2006 models, but can't recall if anything was specifically referencing the Avalon. A search of this forum may help answer that.

    Editting to add some links for you:
    luvmyavalon, "Toyota Avalon 2005+" #9774, 30 Oct 2005 10:08 am

    algee, "Toyota Avalon 2005+" #8432, 2 Sep 2005 6:04 am

    atley, "Toyota Avalon: Prices Paid & Buying Experience" #799, 6 Jan 2006 1:47 pm

    toolate2, "Engine Hesitation (All makes/models)" #2172, 9 Nov 2005 10:40 pm
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    As most of you know the Avalon was always designed for the how should I put this so no one gets offended; older crowd. :blush: Camry has always been always will be a family sedan. Nothing more, nothing less. The family sedan is the biggest segment in the automobile industry and therefore the most competitive. In order to remain competitive and maintain it's market share in that segment Toyota has re-designed the 2007 Camry with the same ideas that went into the new Avalon. How to get more market share while keeping its current Camry owner base happy. More horsepower, a little more exciting styling, more safety features, and staying ahead of the competion. There's 76 pics of the XLE and SE on enjoy.

    "everytime I try to leave they pull me back in"
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    76 pics and they could not put even 1 photo of the LE and CE interiors.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    jaxs, they probably look just like the xle interior without the fake wood and the dual climate controls. The pics will be out in February.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    and you get to see the actual car on March 6th at your local Toyota dealer!
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