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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#135 of 174 Re: Weak Ventilation Fan [sdc2]
Feb 29, 2008 (7:45 am)
"But if you turn the fan to the highest setting..."
Not necessarily. In fresh inlet air mode you have the issue of the exhauster port having enough flow capacity to allow the fan to move as much air as it might without the back pressure resulting from a smallish exhauster port.
#136 of 174 Rattle in the Dash
Mar 14, 2008 (6:14 am)
My new 2008 RAV4 (1200miles) has a rattle in the dash, but only on rough roads. We also have a 2001 Highlander, with a glove box latch rattle, but that's not it. Also not any of the loose items stored up front. Any ideas? (Other than stay off rough roads!)
#137 of 174 Re: Rattle in the Dash [gary59]
Mar 17, 2008 (5:49 am)
Could be a lot of things of course...what kind of rattle, metallic, plastic? Could be worth diving under there and making sure the wiring harness isn't close enough to anything to slap against it. They do a lot of strapping to prevent it, but it doesn't take much to rattle.
The only rattles I have at the moment are from the loose change storage in the console...not really thrilled with that setup. Might have to pad it somehow...
#138 of 174 Potential new Rav owner
Apr 02, 2008 (11:03 am)
We are considering buying a new Rav 4 - 6 cylinder.We own a 6 cylinder Subaru Ouback and like the AWD - will the Rav have a similar system?
Also, we are concerned about the trunk door on the Rav - it opens to the side - how inconvenient is this?
Would you know how the Rav would compare to the 2009 Forester (turbo)?
#139 of 174 Re: Potential new Rav owner [redrose1]
Apr 03, 2008 (4:02 am)
We did not buy a Rav due to the hatch door. In my opinion it is a dumb design. Opens to the side which is bad enough, but then it also is hinged on the wrong side for the North American driver.
#140 of 174 Re: Potential new Rav owner [redrose1]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:58 am)
Depends on your perspective I guess...as a tall guy I have cracked my head on enough open liftgates to appreciated a swing door. And I rarely park at the curb, so the direction it swings is good for me and works well in my garage for unloading groceries and such, because the door to the house is to the left.
The RAV is amazing roomy, on a recent ski trip I transported 4 people, a black lab, skis and snowboards and luggage...with the V6 I was passing with ease on 2-lane highways. Got 24 mpg into a howling headwind with a ski rack on top...very few vehicles can do all of that.
#141 of 174 Re: New Thread
Apr 04, 2008 (1:09 pm)
Hi Tidester: How 'bout a new thread starting for the '09 Venza coming out this fall/winter?
#143 of 174 Leather Steering Wheel
Apr 08, 2008 (5:14 am)
If you get the optional leather on the RAV Sport...does it then come with the leather steering wheel?
I couldn't determine this definitely by reading the brochure. It looks as though you may only get the leather steering wheel on the RAV Limited.
#144 of 174 Re: Leather Steering Wheel [thumper1221]
Apr 08, 2008 (1:04 pm)
Unless I am wrong I don't believe you can even get factory leather on a sport model. I am guessing it would have to be added by the dealer so you would get whatever steering wheel the sport usually has.