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#3866 of 4696 Bumper rating on RAV4
Jun 15, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Can anyone tell me whether the 2006 RAV4 has bumpers rated at 5 MPH or 2.5 MPH? I once said I'd never buy a car if it didn't have 5 MPH bumpers. I just realized I never checked the RAV4's rating. I witnessed my 1999 Camry get hit in a parking lot by an woman going in reverse at about 5 MPH. My Camry lurched forward, but the only visible damage was a slight scuff. Since she didn't speak English, I motioned her to leave.
I've also been hit twice while stopped at a stop light, once by a man in a very old Volvo with poor brakes, and another time by a woman distracted by kids in her minivan. No damage occured those times either. I know Toyotas are usually 5 MPH bumpers.
#3867 of 4696 Re: Bumper rating on RAV4 [wizzobutter]
Jun 16, 2006 (6:04 am)
Well, as for the rear bumper I can not say but the rear bumper but my wife backed into something and it put a nice dent in the bumper cover...the whole cover is being replaced but I expected it to be a bit sturdier. On the other hand, our '96 RAV had no rear bumper at all!
#3868 of 4696 Re: Bumper rating on RAV4 [wizzobutter]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I can't say about the bumper, but I was in an accident in my new '06 Rav, I was at a stop sign, the car behind me thought I had left, and he accelerated into me. The damage was over $5,000, and the bumper assembly was on backorder to Japan for over 2 weeks.
#3869 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 when? [njawdriver]
Jun 16, 2006 (6:12 pm)
Feature info should be out soon, but isn't yet.
According to the '07 intro schedule from Toyota, the tentative on-sale date is 8/18.
#3870 of 4696 Re: Rear Bumper Question [jimd4]
Jun 17, 2006 (10:11 am)
I have something on my (TBD) RAV4 called a rear bumper applique (EF) $75 The sales guy could not really describe it but it sounds like what you are talking about (or maybe its a $ 0.25 decal). It was on my car but not part of the standard base V6 package they order in the ohio region.
#3871 of 4696 Re: 4cyl versus V6 [risa]
Jun 17, 2006 (10:33 am)
I just ordered the V6 after driving both. The 4 cyl was fine when cruising but was noticably noisier than the V6 on acceleration and way noisy when you kicked it down. Of course you could get a 4cyl limited for about the price of the base V6 so it depends on the features you want for the money.
#3872 of 4696 Re: Thigh Support [barbary]
Jun 17, 2006 (10:38 am)
This was one of the (few) complaints that CU had with the RAV4. How tall are you?
#3873 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 when? [jimd4]
Jun 17, 2006 (11:00 am)
I was told (by a dealer) that Toyota does not ship new models (07) until the previous year vehicles are gone! That protects the dealer from loses!
#3874 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 when? [rjones396]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:14 pm)
Well since the dealers have little stock it will not take long for them to be "Gone" And I doubt that Toyota sits there waiting with an idle production line or 50,000 2007s on the dock in Japan waiting for each dealer to sell his last 2 RAV4s.
#3875 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 when? [rjones396]
Jun 17, 2006 (1:49 pm)
"I was told (by a dealer) that Toyota does not ship new models (07) until the previous year vehicles are gone! That protects the dealer from loses!"
Well then that would be like next week here because they hardly have any. Might be the reason why I hardly see any on the road. I hope Toyota doesn't 'underbuild' for 2007. I also hope that some of the options such as side/curtain airbags and cargo/floor mats are a standard feature. And while I'm hoping, they should make the Ltd. with standard leather and moon roof. All the options made me crazy this year...these so-called 'packages' force you into purchasing options you might not otherwise get.