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Assuming your Avalon hybrid has 'Eco' mode button, it helps a lot in heavy, stop and go traffic. If I'm speeding up and have to brake too much, just hit Eco mode and it mellows out the gas pedal. Sport or Power mode (in Prius) is great for merging onto highway from stop at metering light.Report it
You mentioned "I hope the mpg is lower because it is cold and I run the heat a lot." There should be an 'Eco' mode button and if you use that with heat on it should help out with city fuel economy, short trips, and starting off with cold engine.Report it
I had the slight rattle issue on the front left speaker. It was not very loud and it only happened on certain songs. I took it back to the dealer and after a couple rounds of them saying there's nothing wrong, they finally heard it and added some foam in the door and hasn't been an issue since. Regarding mileage, i found the car continue to get better mileage over the first 1500 miles. Eco button should definitely help as well. I try to keep the tachometer-like instrument at the very high end of the dark green Eco area which allows the engine to shut off and you can get 45-50 mpg in city. You can maintain speed up to about 40 MPH. Not sure what the Bing issue is. Bing is not very useful to me though. I love the pandora and iheartradio though.Report it
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