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!
Blind Spot Monitor and Navigation failed in two days. ---- 6 trips back to Bill Walsh toyota and finally Toyota Corporate buys the car back. I lost $2000 in the deal but at least this car is gone..... never would expect this from Toyota and no one said "what can we do to keep your business". Bill Walsh had my business since 1996 but never again will I buy from any of his 25 dealership, Update: sent a letter to the president of toyota...... no reply..... Bill Walsh in Ottawa is the worst dealer and Toyota does not respect it's customers...... buy something else...... and stay away from Bill Walsh
I really enjoyed my last Avalon-the mail reason for a new Avalon was the safety controls-rearview camera, navigation system-lane changing warnings, haveall the safety bells and whistles-like them-still getting used to some of the controls like the lane changing ! Very spacious, has a very quiet smooth riding and accelerating engine, comfortable seats-the main complaint is being able to close the door-it opens wide-good to enter and exit-but to close it is difficult-why didn't you have a strap?
Have had the car only 3 weeks so am unable to adequately rate certain aspects. Just completed a 1300 mile road trip. Enjoyed all aspects of the car, but am still learning the technology. The only negative is that the ride is quite a bit stiffer than my old 2005 Avalon. The reviews indicated this and they were right. I have no regret in purchasing this car.