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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#2090 of 2127 Re: Need Black 2005 Spare Tire Cover (hard shell) [jeyraud]
Nov 26, 2006 (6:57 am)
I just purchased a 2005 Rav4 L also missing it's spare tire cover and wondered if you were successful? The dealer quoted me $425 and website called "discount toyota parts" out of Texas is offering one for $287 plus $30 shipping for part number 64771-4200-CO. They don't have pictures on their site, so I'm expecting a fax to confirm itt's the right part. Does anyone have any better ideas for me?
#2091 of 2127 Soft? Re: Need Black 2005 Spare Tire Cover (hard shell) [cubhill]
Nov 26, 2006 (8:01 am)
Unless you are set on having an original hard cover, you might wanna try this:
I picked up a nice plain black vinyl spare cover at my local auto parts store (they ordered it, it took 2-3 days).
Cost me about $30, and it looks good (no logos, etc).
However, lately I've gone with no cover at all.
I just like the look.
#2092 of 2127 Re: Need Black 2005 Spare Tire Cover (hard shell) [cubhill]
Nov 26, 2006 (3:42 pm)
I live in NJ and order parts for both my Toyota vehicles from Grapewine toyota of texas. They have great prices compred to my local dealer even after including the shipping costs.
Dec 21, 2006 (9:57 pm)
We are looking at buying a Rav 4 or a midsize sedan. I am just worried about SUV safety. I have heard that small suv's can rollover in accients and there are more accident deaths in small suv's. Can any of you expand on this or is this false? I am thinking the toyota would be very safe. Guess I am leaning more towards a sedan for safety but I love the Rav 4.
#2094 of 2127 Re: Rav 4 Safety [redsfan1]
Dec 22, 2006 (5:09 am)
I purchased the 2004 Rav 4 for my wife, we reside near Buffalo NY and the car has performed flawlessly. It has no problems in the snow. I have an occasional hesitation problem which has been to the dealer for. All scnas are normal so I suspect that it is a software issue that we owners must diligently persue Toyota to fix it. Roll over occur from unsafe drivers doing unsafe maneuvers and driving too fast pushing the envelope. The RAV in my opinion gave me the best bang for our money we compared too many other in its class. If you want to fly get an airplane. If you want to go 4 wheeling off road get a tank. We took almost a year to decide. Buy a Rav and drive it like a sane person and you will be very happy.
#2095 of 2127 Re: Need Black 2005 Spare Tire Cover (hard shell) [jeyraud]
Jan 01, 2007 (6:36 pm)
I just bought the 2005 Black hard shell Spare Tire Cover from Toyota of Grapevine, TX. They have the best prices. I got this recommendation in this forum. I paid $250 which included shipping to the East Coast - the cheapest I could find anywhere. They shipped it to me . . . it looks fantastic. I only needed the exterior high gloss shell. The main bracket was attached and finne. Good luck.
#2096 of 2127 off road driving
Jan 10, 2007 (4:39 am)
Have a manual front wheel drive 4cyl 2004 RAV4..do I dare travel off road to new adventures? Any new tricks to learn?
#2097 of 2127 Re: off road driving [sarden]
Jan 10, 2007 (10:55 am)
#2098 of 2127 Re: off road driving [sarden]
Jan 11, 2007 (5:45 am)
#2099 of 2127 Re: off road driving [sarden]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 11, 2007 (8:32 am)
Define off-road. I take my minivan on lots of rocky forest service roads. Many roads I have to pass up simply because I don't have enough clearance.