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Look again David.. The paint on the new/swapped boot lid looks a little pale ?? One thing I never did to my car was that conversion !! Still a great idea ....

BTW,,,, Dealer has informed me the first of the new models arrive in dealership mid February though apparently not due to be launched early March....

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Like the way the seller says it has 'Spare wheel option' . If only............................

Wonder if it was a straight swop of rear door or opportunist change as result of a shunt?

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BTW,,,, Dealer has informed me the first of the new models arrive in dealership mid February though apparently not due to be launched early March....

Going a bit OT here (I was going to start a thread about this) but the current What Car rag is talking about June/summer for the 4.4 So that's not correct then?

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BTW,,,, Dealer has informed me the first of the new models arrive in dealership mid February though apparently not due to be launched early March....

Going a bit OT here (I was going to start a thread about this) but the current What Car rag is talking about June/summer for the 4.4 So that's not correct then?

The Toyota Blog says:

Prices and specifications have been announced for the all-new Toyota RAV4, ahead of its UK launch on 1 March 2013. Order books open today (4 December) ...
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BTW,,,, Dealer has informed me the first of the new models arrive in dealership mid February though apparently not due to be launched early March....

Going a bit OT here (I was going to start a thread about this) but the current What Car rag is talking about June/summer for the 4.4 So that's not correct then?

Well I think we have to take everything with a pinch of salt but the call I got was to update me on the arrival of the new model..

Good point David ! If a car was to be shunted it would be the ideal opportunity to do the conversion.. When I was keen to do it the cost using used parts and a Nephew who works at a very well reputed body repair centre to paint it circa £1100.. Bout the same as an exhaust then :boxed: :boxed:

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BTW,,,, Dealer has informed me the first of the new models arrive in dealership mid February though apparently not due to be launched early March....

Going a bit OT here (I was going to start a thread about this) but the current What Car rag is talking about June/summer for the 4.4 So that's not correct then?

The Toyota Blog says:

Prices and specifications have been announced for the all-new Toyota RAV4, ahead of its UK launch on 1 March 2013. Order books open today (4 December) ...

That pretty much ties in with what I was told today then.......

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The ad also says:

FULL SERVICE HISTORY, TOTAL 5 STAMPS. LAST SERVICE AT 87K ...

Now with a 10k service interval, by 88k miles I'd be expecting 8 stamps in a FSH so something else doesn't look quite right to me

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For this mod, you need a different rear door AND ALSO a different rear bumper (if you want it to look right), so IMO, I would suspect the opportunist conversion after a rear end shunt as the chance of someone spending all that money on door and bumper only to get a spare and then NOT to get a matching wheel is pretty slight, I reckon.

Still goes to show again there is absolutely no reason why this could not be an option on the RAV4 !!

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