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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Jan 03, 2004 (7:46 am)
My 2004 RAV4 4WD with less than 1000 miles has the "dash/whindshield rattle" when the car goes over a pothole or a no-so-small bump.
The dealer fixed the problem to some extend, but not completely fixed. It's a issue not so obvious, so a couple of times the dealer just said "no rattle found, your car is perfect."
If your 2004 RAV4 has the same issue, please let your dealer know. I hope Toyota will issue a TSB because of your complains.
Other than this issue, the new 2004 RAV4 is a very nice car.
#1159 of 2127 Help! Should I get a 4WD RAV4L or a 4WD RAV4 Sports Edition?
Jan 03, 2004 (10:15 am)
Can anyone tell me how much each one cost before taxes? And which one is better in durability? I appreciate any and all responses!
BTW, how much is APR rates if my credit is 758? My uncle said about 4% but I just want to make sure before I negotiate with my dealer.
I appreciate your help!
#1160 of 2127 4WD RAV4 L vs. RAV4 S
Jan 03, 2004 (3:33 pm)
The sports package is a $625 MSRP upgrade vs. the L, which is a $1,030 MSRP upgrade.
The S package includes the hood scoop, "S" badge, sport fabric, overfenders, heated color keyed exterior mirrors, color keyed door handles and tubular roof rack with stainless steel finish.
The L package includes leather steering wheel and shift knob, heated color keyed exterior mirrors, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, tonneau cover, "L" badge, color keyed door handles, bumpers and molding and color keyed full spare tire cover.
Fo me, I don't like the hood scoop (the hood scoop does not increase the HP).
Jan 05, 2004 (6:00 am)
I suppose in the best or worst of times second guessing Will Rogers would be un-American. Like so many of our neighbors on this post, I checked and double-checked the Forester too.
So, I may have confused the two, and sorry. Nevertheless, I am still enjoying the stick, and thank goodness, no rattle monster yet.......
As for hood scoops, lets leave them on the Forester turbo where they belong, along with the need for premium gas. Happy driving.
#1162 of 2127 Is $21,500 a fair price to pay for a 2004 4WD RAV4 Sport edition?
Jan 05, 2004 (8:03 am)
Thanks for help rav4driver!
I just came back from the dealer and he said he'll sell it to me for $21,500. Destination fee included, I just have to add taxes.
Do you think $21,500 is a good price to pay?
BTW, would you know how much the % APR would be? I have excellent credit. Just want to ask her first so I don't get ripped off.
Jan 05, 2004 (10:17 am)
It depends on what kind of options on that car.
A 2004 RAV4 S 4WD without any otions has an invoice price of $20,010 ($18,970 (base) + $500 (S package) + $540 (dest.)).
The $21,500 looks high.
Ask the dealer to write down the code for each option on the car (the list of options is on the window sticker).
When I was shopping for a RAV4, the dealer tried to sell me a siver RAV4 S, which I believe I could buy it below invoice then.
#1164 of 2127 Are you sure rav4driver?
Jan 05, 2004 (4:02 pm)
Thanks for the quick response!
I checked the website and it says that people in my area are buying it for around $21,500 under the TMV(true market value) column. Could it be wrong? Is it accurate?
Jan 05, 2004 (4:37 pm)
on this site contains the following "Typically Equipped" options:
AW 16" x 7" Aluminum Wheels
PN Anti-Theft System w/Engine Immobilizer
KE Keyless Entry
Are these options on the car you want to buy?
That's why I said to copy the code of each option on the window sticker, and then we can figure out the "invoice price" for *the car* you want to buy.
BTW, "AW, PN, KE" are the option codes I am talking about.
Don't rush to buy the car; do more research to fine out the details.
#1166 of 2127 EC Rearview Mirror
Jan 06, 2004 (10:10 am)
I've a 2004 RAV4 basic model and I would like to install the EC Rearview Mirror on it. The Option selection indicated that it is only available on the L or S model. Can anyone check and see if there is any wire going into the mirror on the L or S model? On the basic model, it seems like there is some conductive material on the windshield to the rearview mirror.
Jan 09, 2004 (4:36 am)
Well, I think I can corroborate the correlation between cold weather and the monster in the dashboard...Yesterday was the coldest morning of the season.....24 degrees...those of you up north try to keep a straight face....anyway, first pothole I hit downtown....clunk rattle rattle went the dash near the lower windshield area.
BUT, as the day warmed up, it went its way as I went mine...this morning it is only 44, and as you may expect...no rattle. obviously, something is contracting and expanding, and it would seem the rather detailed fix-it link previously posted may indeed do the trick...I will try it if we have a spell of extended cold weather, which is not likely here on the coast.
Regards to all, and happy trails..(Roy Rogers, not Will...)