LeftieBiker wrote:IssacZachary wrote:I know this may sound schizophrenic, but now I'm looking at used Toyota Avalon Hybrids.
Probably more power (?), worse fuel economy.
Rated 40mpg city and 39mpg highway with it's little 4 cylinder. Mainly more space and more safety.
2k1Toaster wrote:Also doesn't the Avalon have that stupid pass through to the trunk that's good for a pair of skis and nothing else? Rear seats don't even make an effort to fold down. That would be a deal breaker for me. Completely unusable.
My theory has always been (although I haven't ever done it yet) is that if I want to haul something bigger than the trunk space, to have a small trailer set up so I can put that on a trailer and not bother with scuffing the interior of the car. A hitch may cost $300 and a small trailer about the same. We normally have friends going with us anyway to the places we go so folding down the seats isn't always an option. There have been several times I've hauled a bunch of (my wife's) stuff in the car to the point I have to move my seat all the way forward (and I'm 6'1") and still can't see out the rear of the vehicle (and I've done this for trips as long as 700 miles).
So if I can get my wife to stop thinking of the car as a pickup truck, that would be fine with me.