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#2032 of 2127 Noise from Spare Tire Cover 2006 Rav 4
Mar 21, 2006 (3:50 am)
Hi there, i have been hear lots of rattling noise from my spare tire cover. i took it back to toyota and they said they insulated more for me, but still has the same noise. i am waiting to hear from them again on how to fix this annoying problem. my rav4 2005 never ever made this noise. i was wondering if any of ya'll have been having this experience. it's when the motor is running, not even with a/c or radio on . thanks for any and all input.
#2033 of 2127 2006 RAV Fixed Rear Window
Mar 22, 2006 (8:48 pm)
From the research I've done, apparently the 06 RAV does not have a rear window that opens or even lifts up. What is the sense in this? It is enough of a problem that I would eliminate it from my options even tho I love Toyota quality and handling. Anyone know if the 07 will have a functional window for those trips to Menard's and Home Depot?
#2034 of 2127 Towing capacities
Mar 22, 2006 (8:53 pm)
The Edmunds site indicates the towing capacity for BOTH the 06 RAV4 and Highlander with same size 6 cyl engines is the same at 3500#. Comparatively, the 2.4 L 4cyl RAV4 tows at max 1500#, which sounds reasonable to me. But the 2.4L 4cyl Highlander lists a whopping 3000# max towing capacity. Can anyone make sense of this for me, or is it an error?
#2035 of 2127 Re: Towing capacities [dmh1]
Mar 22, 2006 (9:10 pm)
Engine displacement is only one factor in towing capacity. The Highlander is a heavier vehicle than the RAV4.
Mar 23, 2006 (10:34 am)
Do you think paying $17,500 for a 2002 Rav4 with the L package and 47,900 miles on it is overpriced? I have not seen the vehicle yet, but from what I hear the current owner hasn't had any problems with it, and it is in good condition. This is the price he got from the dealership that he bought the Rav from. Kelly blue book prices the vehicle from $14,915-$12,590 but nada.com prices it from $15,550-$18,125. Thanks!
#2037 of 2127 Re: Noise from Spare Tire Cover 2006 Rav 4 [nancy2001]
Mar 23, 2006 (2:30 pm)
turns out the spare tire cover has to be in a secured slot otherwise it gets that noise. all is well now
#2038 of 2127 Help me with 2006 Toyota RAV4 (limited I4)
Mar 23, 2006 (2:46 pm)
I am thinking of buying wife an RAV4 but keep hearing about excessive wind noise, engine whining and rough shifting.... We live in Dallas so it will be "normal" city/highway driving.... Wife just likes the look of small SUV's.
This will be first SUV as we have always driven Honda sedans.
Any input will be greatly...greatly appreciated.
#2039 of 2127 Re: Overpriced? [daisy03]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 23, 2006 (3:25 pm)
The AD in NADA stands for Automobile Dealers, and the scuttlebutt is that NADA prices favor the dealers. Banks like their numbers too because they can use the higher numbers to justify bigger car loans.
Kelley has a separate book for dealers so you have to pay attention to that too.
What is the "Kelley Blue Book" Price?
Best bet is to appraise it here.
#2040 of 2127 Re: Help me with 2006 Toyota RAV4 (limited I4) [rferrer]
Mar 24, 2006 (7:44 am)
Post this in the 2006 forum. From what I understand, you'll find it quiet and smooth, especially compared to Hondas.
#2041 of 2127 Re: Towing capacities [tidester]
Mar 25, 2006 (9:05 am)
Thanks - I had thought about vehicle wt, but didn't know how that factored in. I'm thinking then that I could tow a 1500# pop up tent camper with the 4cyl with 2 people in the vehicle. Is this a reasonable expectation?
Basically, I'm looking for a safe tow with low fuel consumption. Any idea about fuel consumption with a 4 cyl engine when towing? We currently have a Dodge Ram 1/2 ton truck with heavy duty towing package. We get 15 mpg but when pulling that little tent camper, it goes down to 10 or 11 mpg on flat terrain. It's gotta go! Appreciate any responses, especially related to personal experience.