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#60 of 85 Re: Dash Mat [halwick]
Oct 23, 2009 (11:34 am)
The Venza, with its large, black dashboard and sloped windshield, definitely needs a dash mat. I use dash mats on all my cars and none need it as much as the Venza does.
I researched Venza dash mats pretty thoroughly and finally ordered them (one for my Venza and one for my Camry) from AutoAnything. My mats are perforated Oak made out of a synthetic suede. The suede is great because I wanted something that lies flat and fits the dash nicely. A carpet dash, for example, cannot do that -- too thick and stiff. Nothing looked as good as suede. Mine was $54.95 -- kind of steep, but worth it in my view in that it looks great and should last many years.
Here are the order details:
Dash Designs Suede Dashboard Cover
Vehicle 2009 Toyota Venza
Submodel Without raised speakers
Part # 2944-0DOK
AutoAnything SKU 3559596
Oct 27, 2009 (9:31 am)
Has anyone purchased a good car cover for a Venza?
So far, the only thing I've found online is a very light weight type that I've had bad experience with in the past.
#62 of 85 Tow package shortage???
Dec 03, 2009 (7:59 pm)
I ordered a new Venza Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The dealer called today and said it was ready. When I got there they said the tow package option that I order was not installed. Apparently there is a tow package shortage on the Venza that also is affecting the Forerunner. They said the parts shortage would not be resolved until January.
Does anyone have any info to substantiate the dealers claims?
#63 of 85 Re: Tow package shortage??? [trippingt]
Dec 07, 2009 (2:48 pm)
Your "order" was either sold to someone else before you arrived, that happens more often than you might want to believe, or the dealer is trying to close the sale "early" using a virtually equivalent "stock" vehicle.
A dealer even being willing to place a factory order is HIGHLY unusual, typically reserved for GOOD customers, repeat buyers of long standing.
Besides which the dealer would have been forewarned by the factory of the shortcoming.
#64 of 85 All Weather Floor Mats
Dec 28, 2009 (8:07 am)
I called my local Toyota dealer parts department last week in search of Toyota Venza all weather mats, but I didn't have much luck. The parts advisor explained to me that the mats have been officially recalled(due to the fatal crash near San Diego) and are currently NOT available. He also explained to me that Toyota is in the process of redesigning the all weather floor mats. The parts advisor finally stated that the dealer is trying to acquire an after market all weather mat for the Venza. FYI: The Venza carpeted floor mats are still available.
In addition, I contacted(very difficult) Ebay.com to explain to 'em that selling the recalled Venza mats is unethical and outright dangerous. Ebay.com's response was pathetic in and of itself. Ebay.com refused to take responsibility for the postings. What a shame.
#65 of 85 Re: All Weather Floor Mats [xando05]
Dec 28, 2009 (10:41 am)
Many of us, me included, are not yet sure that the carpet mats were the causative factor in the San Diego crash. Not by any means saying that isn't a possibility.
Besides which buying from Ebay already "carries" an extra note of "buyer beware".
#66 of 85 Re: All Weather Floor Mats [wwest]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 28, 2009 (1:17 pm)
I wonder how much longer reselling recalled items will last. It's now illegal to resell recalled children's products for example. (CSPC).
#67 of 85 Re: All Weather Floor Mats update
Mar 20, 2010 (10:24 am)
Just returned from my local Denver Toyota dealer. The all-weather Venza mats-still NOT AVAILABLE through parts dept. No update on availability.
Now get this, the dealer has a stack of 2010 Venza Accessory brochures and the all weather mats are pictured beautifully in the brochure!!! Talk about IRONY. What a company.
My next step is to write to Toyota and twist their tail a little. Living in Denver, my carpeted mats will be shop rags in less than 3 more months.
#68 of 85 Re: All Weather Floor Mats update [xando05]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 21, 2010 (12:10 pm)
There's always WeatherTech I guess.
Apr 04, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I put WT mats in my new Highlander and put the 3 rows of carpeted mats and the cargo carpet in a box in the pantry. Having the original new carpeted mats always helps the resale value and black rubber mats have always been easier to keep clean. I did get a gray cargo mat though.
The Avalon-marked black mats that came with the '06 I just sold looked about like my new WT mats. The driver's mat had already broken in two across the front (under the brake pedal) in only 46,000 miles. Good thing I had the original mats boxed up and ready for the buyer.