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#298 of 404 Re: 2007 Rav4 Base 2wd 4cyl. [keyser2]
Sep 27, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I would not believe that 17-21 on a 2.7 liter Santa FE salesman or not. I have been reading a lot about MPG from the Hyundai forum I have beeen finding the avg is around 24 for the 2.7 not bad. It's when you get to the bigger 6 cylinder 3.3 where you get those 17 numbers. If you get AWD it takes it down a mile or 2 as well. The salesmen love to push those bigger engines and do not know what they are talking about half the time. Since the size of the Santa Fe is larger, even larger then a pilot I would think the MPG would take a hit somewhat. I too am looking at both Rav4 4 cylinder vs Santa FE 6 cylinder.
It is harder then I would have thought. One thing I am going to do is do some extensive test driving of both, doing about 70 MPH. I have found that the 5 minutes you take to test drive is not enough. I hate having seats that are not plush enough, and front leg room that would be good for a midget. Toyota is known for both those problems. They make quality but they are awful with the interior. Fraid to say it but the so called american car companies have the interiors down pat. They are just plain comfortable. Wake up Toyota and work on those interiors.
I am also more interested in interior noise and comfort at this point in the game. I can get either a RAV4 base or Santa fe GLS for about the same exact price. I even think reguardless of 2007/2008. You just dont's save enough to go for the lower year in most cases.
As far as extended warrenties go. I would never have purchased a 7 year 100k for a Toyota it defeats the purpose of buying a Toyota. I looked into getting one from sams club for my Sienna orginally they wanted like 1600 but as the years went by they moved it up to 2000.00+ with I think 0 or 50 deductable I can't recall. But if I had done that I would have not really gained much. The dealer offer was even worse like 5 year/100k at that as all they offered. With the mileage I put on cars it would only be a 5 year for me. Toyotas can pull that off with their eyes closed so it was kinda useless to me.
Where as the Hyundai really needs to offer that deal because of its reputation.
I can see the quality still in the Toyota product beating the Hyundai. But they are starting to fight back. Also the Hyundai sales people are kinda pathetic. Which in a way is a good thing. They are much more willing to drop below invoice. You can go to a dealership and be the only person there. Now thats buying power.
#299 of 404 Re: Rattle..... [aolling]
Sep 28, 2007 (1:44 am)
I have read that there is a plastic cover on the bottom of the right hand side rear mirror that has to be tightened. Some have used silicone, others have just used tape to cover the tiny whole that drains the housing. I have heard the wind noise sometimes in mine, but it doesnt bother me enough to fix it.
#300 of 404 Re: Rattle..... [dtown]
Sep 28, 2007 (3:56 am)
You were exactly correct. That's what it was. They said Toyota Corp. actually had a bulletin sent to Toyota service departments about it. Sad part is it took 3 trips to a service department before they figured it out!
#301 of 404 Low Back Pain?
Sep 28, 2007 (6:43 pm)
Some other customer reviews complain the driver's seat is uncomfortable and especially bad if you suffer low back pain. How have other drivers found the front seat?
#302 of 404 One click door lock
Oct 03, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Has anyone figured out how they reprogram the automatic door open/lock to open all doors with one click instead of two?
#303 of 404 Sun glasses
Oct 03, 2007 (4:17 pm)
The inability to see the clock is a poor design function. The lighting should be orange or blue on a black background.
#305 of 404 Tire pressure light
Oct 03, 2007 (4:25 pm)
Even though it mentions it in the manual, I missed it. My tire pressure light came on yet my tire pressure was fine. The spare tire has a sensor in it and causes the light to come on when its pressure is low.
#306 of 404 Re: 2007 Rav4 Base 2wd 4cyl. [gunga64]
Oct 04, 2007 (6:59 am)
I would be a tad more careful about making general statements regarding engine size vs FE at this point in time.
Many manufacturers are currently transitioning their V6 engines to DFI, Direct Fuel Injection. DFI allows compression ratios of ~12:1 and therefore significantly improved FE over previous V6 engines.
So, until this is done with I4 engines there might very well be a period of time wherein smallish V6 engines will yeild better FE numbers than the larger displacement I4 engines.
There is also the matter of CVT's and more gearbox ratios currently being used with V6 engine vs I4's that tilt the FE numbers toward V6's.
Seems desparate to me but it is true that the clear majority of the automotive buyers want, above all, hp/torque,HP/TORQUE.
V8, V6, I4, in that order, so the manufacturers, in order to keep their fleet average FE down, concentrate on the bigger engines, higher volume sales, first, insofar as improving FE is concerned.
#307 of 404 Re: Radio Malfunction [lovembad]
Oct 05, 2007 (9:03 am)
I, too, have been having the same problem since I purchased my 2007 RAV4 Limited. Please inform me of the outcome after you have it checked out. Thank you!!!