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  1. I have a 2018 Fourth Generation Rav4 Design AWD Hybrid which I took delivery March 2019. Supposed to be the last 4th Generation delivered to a dealer. I was very happy with the final deal. From March to October I was getting 50mpg rural/town. 55mpg up the A1 100miles from Nottinghamshire to North Yorkshire. 50 - 60 mph. With the cold weather rural/town is down to around 38 - 40mpg. Probably through using the heater. It does not go into EV mode as often with the petrol engine having to provide heat. However the battery level comes right up to give power for longer when it does turn to EV mode. The battery power is also there to give added acceleration when demanded. Have yet to try dual carriageway now the weather is colder. First Toyota and really pleased with it. My wife hated driving, but now it is an argument as to who is driving. A bit brief but I hope it helps.
  2. As part of servicing the handbook says rotate the tyres every 3000 miles for RAV4 AWD. This is the first car I have had for many years that recommends tyre rotation. Anyone doing this?
  3. I find the dangerous change of speed when in radar cruise is to decrease. The 5mph reduction is not gradual but the brakes go to bring the speed down straight away. You have to be careful no one is right behind.
  4. Thank you. Your comment on modest mileage covers me which will only be 6,000 per annum.
  5. I assume most are ignoring the handbook recommendation to rotate wheels every 3,000. Any further comments?
  6. It is many years since I have seen it specified to rotate the tyres on your car. I note that the handbook recommends rotation every 3,000 miles. Searching on line there is advice to rotate and as much not to rotate from tyre dealers and manufacturers. Any comments from members?
  7. It seems fairly common from several manufacturers not to have a spare if a panoramic roof / moon roof. My daughter has just bought a Land Rover Discovery and they have no spare.
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  9. Thank you. Clarifies that I am not missing a trick. Need a 2019 +.
  10. I was tempted by the Toyota Insurance with the guarantee of using Toyota when I bought my new car in March. The problem for me was they would not add my daughter with 20 years driving and no claims as she had a licence from a European country where she lives. (Brexit looms) She would only drive in the UK not abroad on her occasional visits to us. My current insurers NFU have had no problem adding her over the years and they have confirmed I can use a Toyota garage for repairs. Also NFU include two years GAP insurance as standard at no extra cost, so Toyota Insurance lost a customer. Oh the ins and outs of insurance and the changes you have to be aware of.
  11. I bought one of the last 2018 models new in March 2019 and still learning about the controls. I read that using the automatic mode is for dehumidification. With misting of the front and side windows I use (as indicated in manual) the defogging switch. I have come to the conclusion that the automatic mode is more applicable to climates with high humidity levels that make the interior of the car uncomfortable. The Freelander I had previously had an auto mode that automatically switched on and off the air conditioning to maintain the interior temperature. The Rav4 control seems to me to be different in its application. Anyone use the automatic mode for benefits I am missing?
  12. Does anyone use this drive mode on a regular basis? Anyone found any advantages of Eco drive mode?
  13. Thank you. It appears to have worked. Fingers crossed.
  14. I take your point. I was making it clear that it is not a 2019 model.
  15. 2018 model AWD Hybrid. Registered March 2019 After working correctly for two months a warning is being shown at a speed well below the sign indicated by the system. It is definitely set for mph. Is there a known fix before I see the dealer? I realise the system does not "see" every sign, and I could live without it, but it would be nice to have it working in a new car.