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Skip, I'm loathe to reply. We know how you obsessed over the switch back to the Gen 3 Avalon. Are you going to make your new mission trash talking the 2013?
People have different opinions about the same car. But I'm thinking we've been talking about three different cars:
1. The Gen 3 Avalon
2. The Gen 4 XLE V6 and the Hybrid, with 17" wheels
3. The Gen 4 V6 Touring and Limited, with 18" wheels
You had car number 3 and didn't like the ride. So sorry. I've never driven car number 3, since I was focused on the Hybrid as my excuse for trading in a perfectly satisfactory 2007 Avalon Touring. Now I have an even more satisfactory 2013.
From what some of those people were saying on the Edmunds forum, I'm thinking they should have taken a longer test drive. And what's with some of those drivers? There are plenty of potholes in these parts, but I make I my duty to steer around them. Saves more than the ride comfort.
You know what, maybe Toyota should have made the 18" wheels an option on the 2013 Touring and Limited and made sure the dealers explained the difference to customers. I know I've always felt no normally sized passenger car needs rims larger than 17". Unless the driver is into making a statement with rims and boy racer tires.
So maybe some editions of the 2013 Avalon are not buicks anymore....