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ROCKETRON

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  1. Seeing your post got me worried so I went out to look and although I have the running boards I can see the original jacking point ok and looks like the jack should go on it ok.mine is 2019 HEV. Maybe only needed on later hev/Phev.
  2. I tend to use ev mode when the car is cold and I need to shuffle around and I won’t be using the car any more that day. It saves the engine from starting and then not getting warmed up, it doesn’t give you very long in ev though.
  3. That’s old for a demo. In Uk they usually sell demo’s when they are 6 months old at most. With shortages of used cars I suspect that you had to pay near the new price to get it, unless things are different in your country.
  4. My 2019 excel doesn’t have an AWD badge either but I also have a spare wheel.
  5. I had those on my cx5 diesel, they were good tyres and lasted well too.
  6. I have Bridgestone Alenza on mine but I am about to change the fronts or maybe all 4.
  7. If you turn the knob on the centre consul to the right(sport mode) and the speedo dials outline red then you will feel powerful acceleration if you floor it that pushes you back in your seat. The sport mode on the gear selector(pushed to the right) doesn’t really improve performance but more let’s you hold gears and change manually but the gears don’t really do much in a hybrid. When you had your test drive perhaps you used the knob in the centre consul.
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    rav 4 mpg

    If you haven’t reset it then that is the average mpg since it was last reset. The white line that goes up and down as you drive is the instaneous figure.
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    MPG Rav4

    I find with my 2019 I have averaged around 54 with normal gentle driving. It has gone down a bit during cold weather and lockdown as the engine comes on every time you pop out, not because it’s needed but to warm it up in case it’s needed . I find the car a nice place to be and it drives very smooth and quiet. The only fly in the ointment is the battery issues due to not much use. It really needs a least an hours use every week at least. I have just bought a smart battery charger to get it back up charged.
  10. Mine retract automatically when I lock the car but I am in the Uk. What spec is provided for the Australian spec rav4 I really don’t know.
  11. I also came to the rav4 from a diesel cx5. I always used to prefer diesel cars but once they all got dpf’s they lost their hardiness and it was advised not to do too many short local trips. My new rav4 is not only smoother and quieter than the cx5 it is also a lot more economical than my cx5 was. In traffic and on local trips the petrol engine is not on most of the time and so even that type of motoring is economical as is motorway cruising. I have averaged 54mpg in mine and I haven’t really been trying so could probably better that. I had to call out Toyota rescue this week as I hadn’t used the car for over 3 weeks due to lockdown. They came out quickly and were very polite and efficient. It seems that if you don’t want to drive the car you can charge the 12v battery from the traction battery by getting it to READY and leaving it there and the engine will come on and off at various times to recharge traction battery. I chose to drive the car for about an hour and the 12v battery seems ok now but don’t know how long before it goes flat again. How are other owners getting on with the rav4 battery with not using the car?
  12. Do you have the sunroof because if you have a sunroof in the 2019 model you can’t have a spare because the extra weight takes it over the emissions level or the car. Of course there is no reason why can’t put a spare in yourself after you take delivery.
  13. I am averaging around 54.5, mainly long journey use a road and motorway. This I consider is pretty good for the shape of the car,size and performance. Slow moving traffic can often give you the best mpg as in electric mode more.
  14. I also have the grey leather. It is 2 tone and the lighter interior definitely lifts the interior compared to black. I think you will be pleased with the look. If it stops raining I will try to get a pic later on.
  15. You could try it on the car and make sure the rolling diameter is the same as the other wheels. If it sticks out slightly more than the other wheels it doesn’t really matter as it will be only used for emergencies and for short periods.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. It looks like a good deal to us in uk as those prices are about the same in dollars as we pay in pounds
  21. I also have netting on that recess, maybe 2020 doesn’t have it.
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. 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?
  25. 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?
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