I was always used to seeing it right at the center. It's a petty thing to even address. On my first drive home I was just wondering if the t-stat was opening earlier than a standard t-stat, but with only 20k it was highly unlikely. Not big deal, I've already gotten over it.Nice car. BTW I don't think I've ever owned a car where the temperature gauge wasn't slightly below the half mark.
'21What year is it?
The early ones...had a problem with to hard seat...mostly fan box under driver's seat. Hope you enjoy it!.
It is pretty crazy to me considering the spread. When I first called about the car and made an appointment, the sales person reached back out and told me someone was looking at it. I thought this was a sales gimmick at first but after looking into it a bit deeper I think it was in fact a good deal (relatively speaking)Beautiful car. Should bring you many miles of smiles.
It's funny how the market is. People get all caught up on particular models and overlook superior models that are right under their nose at a better value. If I could get an Avalon for about the same price as a Camry I would have jumped on it too.
As far as the rain sensing wipers go, I don't understand Toyota's decision to drop them in a car that already had them. A friend of mine had a 2006 Avalon that had the rain sensing wipers and he loved them. I would have thought by now they would be standard on all models except for maybe the entry level ones. Once you start mass producing something and including them on most of your vehicles, the production cost is very minimal. But nooooo. Toyota decided to hold them out like a carrot to try to get people to go for a Lexus. The thing they fail to realize is, most Toyota owners aren't interested in Lexus's. It's not worth the extra $10-15,000 to get the rain sensing wipers. And, Toyota people are mostly interested in low maintenance and repair costs, so they aren't going to opt for a car that increases those costs just because it has an "L" on it. Most Lexus buyers come from the BMW-Mercedes crowd that finally decide reliability is important afterall. And then there is the occasional Toyota buyer that get's one to feel the achievement of "I made it." But overall, the rain sensing wiper carrot falls dead on most of the Toyota crowd. We just have to learn to live without it. That's just my 2 cents. But I don't have a degree in marketing so what do I know about it.
Congratulations on your new ride!
I did some research early and NADA did have some data that showed Camrys selling at a price point comparable to Avalons.
NADA for 21' Camry
NADA for 21' Avalon
Roughly a $700 spread between the two.
I think the other thing that might be contributing to the price disparity is the fact that Avalons are no more. I think some folks might be discouraged to buy something that is becoming obsolete? Maybe makes the Avalon seem old and dated?
Idk, but if I had to do it all over again I wouldn;t do anything different.
Thanks! I'm stoked - really like the XSE styling as well. Even growing on me by the day.Congrats! I really like the grille and wheel colors on the XSE, and they match the silver body color really well.