ROCKETRON

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    Ron
  • Toyota Model
    New RAV4 hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2019
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    Greater London

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  1. As I understand it the new RAV4 cat is accessible but I believe that the newer hybrid cars use technology instead of precious metals so are not that valuable to thieves, the problem is if the thieves don’t know that and just cut it out anyway. In general it’s the older Prius and auras and Honda jazz that get taken time and again. i like you have had diesels for the last 15 years and have been very pleased with them but as they are now falling out of favour alsodecided that arav4 hybrid would be a good compromise. Got mine at Xmas, it was a demo as I didn’t want to wait 6-9 months for a new one. Mine is not a company car so don’t know about company tax etc but as it had a 5 year warranty bought it cash and hopefully will be able to keep it for at least that long. So far I have found the car to be smooth,quiet and lively and to date I have averaged 54mpg which is better than my old Mazda CX-5 and don’t have to worry about regens etc that plague modern diesels. Good luck with new car
  2. The last service may have used the wrong oil, a lot of the thin oils used on modern cars are too thin for older engines and will rapidly burn it.
  3. Thanks for your replies. I had never heard before that hybrids don’t have emissions testing , I wonder if that’s also for the mild hybrids that are on the market nowadays as they can’t run on electric alone, the motor just helps out the engine
  4. Hi I have a 2019 RAV4 so mot not imminent but I was wondering how they test the emissions on a hybrid as you can’t control when the engine comes on and if it was on it would soon go off again if car wasn’t moving. Is there a menu option to run the engine?
  5. It looks like a good deal to us in uk as those prices are about the same in dollars as we pay in pounds
  6. I also have netting on that recess, maybe 2020 doesn’t have it.
  7. Who did you use to post back the mat as I had a quick look on Royal Mail and parcelforce and it looked like it was going to cost about £12. I have just had a thought and maybe the lower mat fits into the spare wheel well under the spare wheel then you could put tools etc in there and they wouldn’t rattle against the metal floor. I haven’t tried it but maybe why they do upper and lower.
  8. Yes that looks more like I was expecting. Did that net come with it or did you have it already? I still for the life of me can’t see what use the lower mat is, maybe it fits under where the spare wheel is, as it doesn’t really fit anywhere on top. By the way how much did it cost to send the old lower mat back?
  9. Yes that looks more like I was expecting. Did that net come with it or did you have it already? I still for the life of me can’t see what use the lower mat is, maybe it fits under where the spare wheel is, as it doesn’t really fit anywhere on top. By the way how much did it cost to send the old lower mat back?
  10. Adamthenav did you finally get the upper mat, and does it cover the whole of the boot and fit properly around the contours? It looks like I have also got the wrong one ,the lower one TM413238 and can’t really see why anyone would want that one. The pics on eBay show it fitted neatly in the boot following the contours of the edge with no mention of another one for the top part of the boot. roadster-rav did your cheaper mat cover all the boot and fit nicely around the contours as in the eBay pics?
  11. Yes on the level or even up a slight gradient. It is more likely to do it when you have just done a downhill stretch with foot off the gas and it’s received some free charge into the traction battery. If you accelerate too hard though the petrol engine will kick in.
  12. I have awd and and I check my mpg at the pumps and the car computer. At the moment the car is showing 53.8 but calculation at the pump is around 52 so the car is not too optimistic. I notice that the co2 for awd is slightly lower for awd than fwd which is unusual. I put this down to the awd having an extra motor on the rear axle and so when you are going downhill there are then 2 motors that become generators to charge the traction battery more than would have been the case with just 1 motor.
  13. I am also averaging more than 50 mpg . I have also seen 65 mph while in ev mode. If you do a downhill stretch with your foot off the gas it charges the traction battery from the momentum and then if you accelerate gently, even slightly uphill it will stay in ev mode for a while as it had just received some free charge. If you accelerate too hard the petrol will kick in.
  14. There is no reason why you can’t go out for a drive as long as you keep away from groups of people.
  15. I have been averaging 52mpg on my 2019 RAV4 hybrid computer shows 53-54. I am very pleased with that. I notice though that the insurance is a lot more than my old 2.2d cx5 (about double) Does everybody find insurance is higher than they are used to.