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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Jul 20, 2001 (10:05 am)
jc77: To answer your questions -
1. Cargo mat is extra cost, not part of the floor mats' cost.
2. Non-L spare comes with a plastic hubcap-type cover only (which says "Toyota" on it - only place on the exterior where the name appears). No more factory soft covers in '01.
3. Privacy glass is factory tinting on the rear windows.
One caution - for some reason, Gulf States RAVs have a different import arrangement than the rest of the country, and seem to be a little different.
There's also a "2001 RAV4 Deals" thread under Smart Shopper here in Town Hall, where you might get additional info.
Jul 20, 2001 (5:20 pm)
to jc77... have them throw in the cargo mat. Privacy glass is only tint. I had my windows tinted professional to block out the UV and heat reduction. Since you are in Houston, I'd recommend professional tint all the way around 35% minimum. It's still light enough to let you see out the back and sides, but enhances the look of the car without looking like a hoodlum.
#276 of 2127 RAV4 Roll over
Jul 24, 2001 (5:30 pm)
I have year 2001 Toyota RAV4. Last week, one Honda Civic hit me on the left side and it got roll over 3-4 times. The speed was only around 25-30 miles/hour. If any one have the similar problem and want to collect more evidence, please contact with me.
Jul 24, 2001 (5:36 pm)
Whose speed was 25-30? If yours was, what was their's? Physics is a funny thing. The right angle, the right velocity, and a combination of angle and torque and even uphill-downhill or lower car to higher car issues can make anything roll. Anything!
Sorry for your accident though. It's a bummer.
Jul 24, 2001 (6:37 pm)
bummer rosaw, how 'bout all the gory details?
Meanwhile, here's a news blurb:
"Sport-utility vehicles, as a rule, have higher centers of gravity than passenger cars. That means, under the laws of physics, sport-utes have a greater tendency to roll over than passenger cars."
Detroit News article
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#279 of 2127 Beige interior?
Jul 27, 2001 (5:45 pm)
Does anyone out there have the beige cloth interior? What are your thoughts? Are you satisfied with that color interior? My wife likes the Rav in the gold exterior but isn't sure she wants the beige interior. That leaves us with the black,silver, or white exterior choices. We keep going back and forth with our color choices. Has anyone seen a silver Rav with the black door handles and mirrors. I have yet to see one. How does it look?
Jul 28, 2001 (5:15 pm)
I looked at both the Rav-4 and the Santa Fe today, and before today I would not have considered a Hyundai. After driving the two, I think the Santa Fe is the best value in the category today. It rides and handles very well, feels solid, and I can get a loaded Santa Fe for the price of a stripped down 4 cylinder Rav 4.I can remember when people used to bash the Japanese cars for quality, and they ultimately had the last laugh. It appears that the Korean cars have improved considerably and you can still get them at a great price, with the best warranty out there. I say buy before everyone catches on and drives the price up to match the rest of the world. I'd rather invest the $10K or $20K I'll save. By the way, I noticed the Santa be was getting a lot of admiring looks.
#281 of 2127 This has to be nonsense.
Jul 28, 2001 (9:10 pm)
A salesman told me that I couldn't order a tonneau cover cover with my Rav(QO package). This doesn't sound right. Also, if you put a down payment and want to cancel how long do you have? Is the deposit good as gone? Thanks
Jul 29, 2001 (4:39 am)
elron: A guy I know got the tonneau cover with his QO pkg '01 RAV, and he did not special-order, just bought it off the lot (December). I bought the cover from him, and he bought my roof rack, both at sticker price. Win/win.
As to deposits lost or returned, I don't know. Depends on the dealer and/or how the deal is legally worded, I guess.
bjbird2: Did you buy the Santa Fe?
I agree, they are well-priced. Time will tell if Hyundai's quality matches their warranty.
#283 of 2127 Thanks suvshopper4
Jul 29, 2001 (6:08 am)
Thanks suv shopper4. This tonneau cover thing is freaking me out. I asked for the QO package and according to these pricing sites, I should be able to order it if I have the QO pkg. I'm not paying no ballooned price for it after market. These dealers are a piece of work.