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  1. Open to offers, soon to ebayed!
  2. For sale, a hardly used Pioneer AVH-270BT Touchscreen Car audio system - see below for link to specifications http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/head-units/double-din/pioneer-avh-270bt-6-2-cd-dvd-reciever-bluetooth-usb-touchscreen-stereo This comes with fascia adaptor, Connects2 Steering wheel interface adaptor and harness ready to plug in to a 2008 era Rav4. All in perfect working order - stereo is in original box. £200 posted to UK address, would cost around £260 to buy all the parts.
  3. Hi all, I've got a brand new 17" Spare wheel (original Toyota steel) with a Geolander G91a tyre on it, never been used and with an unused set of wheel bolts to got with it. I bought it as a spare for my 2008 Rav4. Size is 225/65 R17 101H I'm looking for £150, collection only though (Durham area) PM me if anyones interested. (pics available on request!)
  4. I do like that colour, its rare and I've only ever seen one like it in the flesh! Do you know what the colour is called?
  5. Yeah when I had this I had the box off the car and shaking it revealed the rattle!
  6. I wonder if the outer skin of one of the exhaust parts is loose now? I've had that before where it looks ok, but the internal parts have collapsed or seperated from the outer part. In my case it rattled a lot, but the exhaust note was also different as well - more boomy if you know what I mean?
  7. Well I decided to take a look at mine today after washing the car. Taking the plastic cover off showed the pipes to be in good condition, apart from the bottom bracket where there was obvious corrosion and crud collecting. Not very happy about that as the pipe will need replacing in the future, and it it a design flaw as this area is a trap for rubbish. It's all very well saying this isn't a fast moving part, but if they're all like this then a lot of this era RAV4s are going to be finding leaks in the next few years! Just for info, my rav is a low mileage 2008 that was garaged and fastidiously maintained the first owners for 5-6 year before I got it. I always wash the road salt out of the wheelarches but this has had no effect it seems, Maybe I should order the pipe now as the delays in supply are an issue! Another black mark on the supposedly build quality for me, as the last time I replaced a rotten fuel pipe was on a early 90s cavalier.
  8. That price is pure extortion for what they are! Are they the same price for the 4.3 models?
  9. This is one of the reasons I'm looking at freelanders, I've found Toyota's post sales support completely underwhelming. Uninterested in helping with any problems. That could just be my local dealer (who doesn't seem to have the best reputation!) but that's what I have to work with.
  10. As your next car, no. As a garden shed, it's pretty good. My daughter came home with one of those a while back and I questioned her sanity. It was a money pit, the biggest pile of excrement I've ever had the misfortune to have parked on my drive. One of the worst vehicles I've ever come across. MoTs required circa £1k per year to get the thing passed. In the end it was FWD only due to multiple (and horrendously expensive) failures of various bits of the 4WD system. The reliability of modern LRs is epic - epically atrocious!! Only to be considered if your hobby is using £50 notes to fire your BBQ. Hmm, and the diesel Rav4 is the epitome of reliability and quality! :D I had a FL2 for a month as a courtesy car and I found it a lovely motor. The older first gen ones seem to be problematic though.
  11. I was considering a Freelander 2 as my next car, maybe I should get some gaffer tape ready!
  12. I had an advisory on my 38k 8 year old rear Yoko's recently as well - some evidence of cracking. I guess I'll change them soon even though they're only half worn I guess it shows that yokos wear well, but the natural deterioration has caught up with them.
  13. And here was me thinking Toyota were better built than average! In the two years I've had mine it hasn't let me down, but the build quality is no better than the vauxhalls or fords I've had. And I never had a dangerous rusty fuel pipe on cars much older! With the noisy steering starting to manifest itself on mine, and possibly other expensive issues I'm seriously starting to rethink my plan to keep my rav for another couple of years. I took a petrol Vauxhall omega to 150000 miles and the only things I replace were wear and tear items and a few tired suspension items. My rav is at 40k miles and I'm not too confident its coping as well as the supposedly lesser car! I think the Toyota legend is getting like the vw one, in that it's based on their past history and not the more recent reality.
  14. I've just noticed recently (possibly with the warmer weather and I've got the windows open!) that there is a sort of whirring/rapid clicking noise coming from my 2008 petrol Rav - it only seems to be when the car has been sitting for a while, and only when turning the steering when parked If I actually move around in circle the noise doesn't happen, so I guess that puts out cv joints? Its not a particularly loud noise which is probably why I've just noticed it when driving out of parking space with the windows open. Once I've driven a few miles I can't seem to replicate it! I've read that theres a lot of issues with the steering racks/boxes on Ravs of this age but it seems to be more clunks and knocking whereas mine is more of a fast clicking/whirring. Its just been serviced and nothing was brought up by the garage who gave it a good once over. Anyone else noticed this kind of noise on their rav?
  15. ALake

    Centre Exhaust

    Well a local garage fitted the exhaust today for 30 quid. £80 all in and it looks like a decent quality part as well. Would recommend thit ebayer seller if anyone's interested, it only took 3 days to arrive from Germany!
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