My new used car 2018 Avalon

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As some of you read I was searching for a 2012 Avalon to replace my 2003 Grand Marquis. Couldn't find anything worth my money, but did find a 2018 XLE Avalon. Should last me a long time. Mileage 16k as of now. About 15k when purchased. Smooth 3.5 v6 and 6 speed trans. Very quiet interior. It was a Hertz rent to buy car. Pretty nice program, they sold this for a little under KBB. I had my mechanic and body man check it out they both gave thumbs up. [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
 
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Rent-to-maybe-buy sounds good. At least that way you've got plenty of time to check it out. These days, if I was in the market to buy a new car, I'd get a VW for the 6-year full warranty.
 

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Nice car, I daily drive a 16' Avalon to work most days. Has tons of power and is pillowy soft. Needs a catalytic converter now at 39k miles, but other than that it's been fine. Now to fight the dealer.
 
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Originally Posted by Danno
Originally Posted by Nick1994
Now to fight the dealer.
Fight about what?
The bad cat at 39,000 miles.
 
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Failed cats tend to fall apart and ceramic powder is being pulled back into the intake. It all leads to abrasives in the oil and causes damage to the cylinder walls.
 

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Originally Posted by gman2304
Originally Posted by Danno
Originally Posted by Nick1994
Now to fight the dealer.
Fight about what?
The bad cat at 39,000 miles.
Yup, no CEL but it REEEEEEEKS when you merge onto the highway with some decent throttle, or drive in the mountains or spiritedly.
 

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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Well done. Avalons are the best kept secrets in the car business. I like the hybrids...
Yep-the modern Crown Vic..............................
 
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Originally Posted by CKN
Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Well done. Avalons are the best kept secrets in the car business. I like the hybrids...
Yep-the modern Crown Vic..............................
I though general agreement they are modern replacement for old Buicks that were best sellers in age group 80+?
 
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Originally Posted by Nick1994
Originally Posted by gman2304
Originally Posted by Danno
Originally Posted by Nick1994
Now to fight the dealer.
Fight about what?
The bad cat at 39,000 miles.
Yup, no CEL but it REEEEEEEKS when you merge onto the highway with some decent throttle, or drive in the mountains or spiritedly.
Your issue is that it smells bad? It smells like a 77 Buick? That's a feature!
 

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Originally Posted by Leo99
Your issue is that it smells bad? It smells like a 77 Buick? That's a feature!
Lol no, it reeks of rotten egg. As in, it makes me nauseous. puke
 
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