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Old 27 Oct 2014, 08:41 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default purchased 2014 Avalon

after a year or so of waiting,
I finally bought a new Avalon,
trying to get a discount on a 2014

I was debating the hybrid, since I simply wanted one,
but I don't drive much, so saved the extra 5k

not a BMW or Lexus, but a very nice car

It comes with an anti theft system w/engine immobilizer.
I'm considering adding a Lojack,
since I plan on owning this car at least 10 years.
Is there an GPS/tracking alternative to Lojack?

[btw, my old 2003 Avalon uses Regular gas]

marc

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Old 29 Oct 2014, 01:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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marco wrote:

>after a year or so of waiting,
>I finally bought a new Avalon,
>trying to get a discount on a 2014
>
>I was debating the hybrid, since I simply wanted one,
>but I don't drive much, so saved the extra 5k
>
>not a BMW or Lexus, but a very nice car
>
>It comes with an anti theft system w/engine immobilizer.
>I'm considering adding a Lojack,
>since I plan on owning this car at least 10 years.
>Is there an GPS/tracking alternative to Lojack?
>
>[btw, my old 2003 Avalon uses Regular gas]
>
>marc



How do you compare the new Avalon to your 2003? I rented one last year
in Las Vegas and everyone in the family including me preferred my 2004
Avalon.
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 10:40 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: purchased 2014 Avalon

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:10:52 AM UTC-7, badgolferman wrote:
> marco wrote:
>
> >after a year or so of waiting,
> >I finally bought a new Avalon,
> >trying to get a discount on a 2014
> >
> >I was debating the hybrid, since I simply wanted one,
> >but I don't drive much, so saved the extra 5k
> >
> >not a BMW or Lexus, but a very nice car
> >
> >It comes with an anti theft system w/engine immobilizer.
> >I'm considering adding a Lojack,
> >since I plan on owning this car at least 10 years.
> >Is there an GPS/tracking alternative to Lojack?
> >
> >[btw, my old 2003 Avalon uses Regular gas]
> >
> >marc

>
>
> How do you compare the new Avalon to your 2003? I rented one last year
> in Las Vegas and everyone in the family including me preferred my 2004
> Avalon.


golferman,

it's too early for a decent review,
since i've only driven it 10 miles!
i'll need 6 months to a year to really tell

but,
it's newer, shinier, leather seats, USB ports, built in alarm,
telscoping steering wheel, gives MPG etc, trip information, etc

i think i'm going to like it,
but i was really ready for a change after 11 years,
new color, etc

it's interesting that i paid about 27-28k in 2003,
and only 30k out the door, in 2014

marc
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 11:40 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: purchased 2014 Avalon

I just noticed my 2014 Avalon,
[which still has less than 100 miles on it!]

uses Synthetic oil
[0-20w, 0-30w, or something like that]

I'm not complaining, just interesting information...

marc
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 12:04 pm   #5 (permalink)
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marco wrote:

>I just noticed my 2014 Avalon,
>[which still has less than 100 miles on it!]
>
>uses Synthetic oil
>[0-20w, 0-30w, or something like that]
>
>I'm not complaining, just interesting information...
>
>marc


I tend to avoid synthetic oil or even those blends for older cars.
Every time I've used them in the past my car developed oil leaks.
Probably just a coincidence...

Can't speak for newer cars and synthetic oil, but I've heard if your
car started out with that kind of oil you should stay with it.
Probably old mechanics tales anyway...
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