On 4-7-17 My wife and I were returning home from a nice dinner in a nearby city. We are both a young 70. We were on a four lane highway where the speed limit was 70. In the left lane was a flatbed wrecker and I was in the right lane. I was doing 68 mph as I had just looked. Suddenly a vehicle came upon us at a fast rate of speed in the left lane and veered into me. I immediately ran off the highway to the right with no control. We slammed through a ditch and hit a tree. Our beautiful Toyota Avalon which had only some 28,000 miles was totally destroyed. We should have been in the morgue but both survived. My wife is the worst hurt and had to have back surgery due to a broken vertebrae. I am in terrible pain as I am a solid bruise from top to bottom. The Avalon did her job by deploying all her airbags protecting us. As damaged as she is, the inside was the same size as before the accident. Although I am a strong believer in God I also credit the good people at Toyota for implementing these safety features. Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Shrewsbury D.Th.
Avalon is as good as any Lexus orBMW for much less
written on 06-07-2017
XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
You can get for 20% less than MSRP, just have to shop around for the right dealer. It doesn't matter where you buy it, free maintenance and service plan can be performed at any Toyota dealer nationwide. I got mine for $28,200 plus a 5 yr 125,000 bumper to bumper warranty with $0 deductable for $1300. Walked out the door with total price with NY tax, tags, title and bumper to bumper warranty for $32,257 cash price. This car is worth every penny!
I liked my first Avalon so much, not only did I buy it again from the same dealer, Bredemann in Park Ridge, Illinois, but I returned to the same salesman Jerry Geic, because he was more that worth working with again. Five stars for all 3, car, salesman and dealer.
I lease a 2014 Avalon Touring. It's the roughest ride I've ever had, I guess due to the low profile tires. They're Michelin, but it's a very rough ride. The road noise in the car is so bad that I can hardly hear to talk on my phone (although I know that one shouldn't do that when driving)...still, a very noisy, rough ride. I'll be test driving other cars since I see that they're using the same tires on the new ones....surprising that more people haven't complained, unless I got a lemon?! CMT, North Carolina