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#232 of 2127 option packages
Jul 03, 2001 (5:39 pm)
I need help. I'm trying to get a 4x2 RAV4, but am getting conflicting information about what can be obtained. I had wanted to get a green Quick Order with ABS and a few other options. Was told at one dealership that to get ABS I had to upgrade to the L Package, which I don't want. I was willing to do this to get the ABS, but didn't think I could get the green with the L Package. Guy told me no problem, I can get any color I want, and would take about 5 weeks to get it in. Talked to another guy at a different dealership, he said Toyota will not build green with L package, but that I could possibly get the Quick Order with the ABS but that it would be a 2002. Does anyone know which would actually be true. I'm trying to get this vehicle, but am getting very frustrated playing the options game. Help!
#234 of 2127 Whidbey #212; Drew/Host #213
Jul 03, 2001 (7:45 pm)
Whidbey: I believe the green is available only in the non-L RAV (red, too); that's according to the brochure. And yes, you could probably get the ABS on a non-L; you may have to special-order, or just get lucky that one can be found for you somewhere in the region, if you have a salesperson who really tries.
Drew/Host: Why are you telling us about Subies?
Jul 03, 2001 (7:59 pm)
Because someone asked and I'm redirecting him to the right areas.
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Jul 03, 2001 (8:03 pm)
#237 of 2127 Lexus 2003 RX 300 SUV
Jul 03, 2001 (8:05 pm)
Does anyone know if the RX300 will be redesigned for 2003? Will it be a 7 passenger?
#238 of 2127 Traded 2000 CRV for RAV4 2001
Jul 05, 2001 (8:04 am)
Best trade I ever made. I like this vehicle so much more. The CRV did have great resale or trade in value fortunately.
Mine was 24500 sticker got 1300.00 off or paid 23,200.00.
#239 of 2127 suvshopper4
Jul 05, 2001 (11:28 am)
Thanks for the response. I talked to Toyota today and they did confirm I could get the ABS with the Quick Order package. Of course, I will probably have to factory order, but I'm willing to get what I want. This is great as I didn't want the L Package in the first place. I don't really want to spend the extra grand on what is basically cosmetic items, although I do have mixed feelings about the privacy glass and wonder if that might be worth the extra money. I am having difficulty in getting a price quote. Tried the blast faxing, got one response, and he basically said I have to come in for a quote. Tried requesting through e-mail, no response. Over the phone they tell they can't quote me a price unless I come in, truly annoying. This has been one hard vehicle to purchase.
Jul 05, 2001 (1:16 pm)
Good luck if you have to special-order a RAV; I've heard 3 months or more. And some dealers may not want to be bothered for that reason. If you can be a little flexible as to the options, you may get one thru a dealer-to-dealer search much sooner. ABS and Limited Slip Diff were not readily available in NJ when I shopped in Jan, so I went ahead and bought a RAV without them.
I agree, the L-package has gingerbread I can live without and definitely would not want to pay $1,000 for. But do include in your order the tonneau cover for the hatch area; it hides your storage (especially if you have no window tint). If the cover comes with the vehicle, it is US$90, but if you go to the parts dept to get one later - $600 plus! And the roof rack is almost impossible to get after purchase, from Toyota or anyone else.
And I forgot one color - red, green and blue are non-L only.
Again, good luck. Great vehicle.
#241 of 2127 2001 rav4 roof rack
Jul 06, 2001 (7:54 am)
I'm trying to help my brother find a rack for his new rav. Are there any places that sell oem rav4 racks? He said he went back to his dealer but they don't have any yet.