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Tech package features I like/use:
Bigger screen is great, makes controlling the info screens and radio easier, and nice for the map and DVD as well, and also super nice for the backup camera. Blows away the camera in the wife's '13 Highlander. The cross traffic sensor in reverse is also nice, it's alerted on me a few times (no worries I saw them coming), but I can easily imagine that saving a potential accident backing out of a blind parking space.
The blind spot monitoring is a great feature, I'll want it on my next car.
Stuff I haven't used/not sold on:
I can't speak to the distance based cruise control, haven't tried it yet, might have a chance this weekend on I-64 if traffic is light.
I turned off the PCS braking feature, I do a lot of local driving in heavy traffic, but I am thankful for the remaining features, and might turn braking on if I can convince myself it's safe for the type of driving I do, roads I travel, etc.
I don't think I have wireless charging included, but I don't have a Q device anyway. I'd definitely use that if equipped.
I don't use any of the Entune apps and probably never will, but I like the idea of I heart Radio, it's just a bit cumbersome to dig through all the channels and I don't think it can work with the six pages of pre-sets for the radio.
I really like HiD bulbs, but I'm finding the auto-high beams are dumb, in that they turn off when they get enough of their own light reflected back at them, and turn on when I don't necessarily want them to.
I like the 18's. Alot. Ha. And I also like the wheels on the gas model. I think they are different from the Hybrid, (or maybe its just the difference between 17's and 18's) but in any case, I like the stock wheels on my gas model a lot, especially with the silver paint on mine.
I didn't particularly like the two tone scheme of the interior on the tan and grey interior schemes, so I got black, and like it very much. But wife like the grey. The tan really looks luxurious, tho.
Last edited by Avalon Pilot; 02-06-2013 at 09:06 PM.