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RAV4 Wrecked Then Traded
On October 13th, 2014 my Rav was rear ended by a woman not paying attention in a pouring rain storm where a traffic light was flashing red for all directions (power loss in the area). There was a police officer present at the light with his blue strobes flashing. I believe the driver was distracted but the officer did not push the issue after she denied using her phone. Flashing blue and red lights didn't slow her down one bit!!
The damage was significant requiring replacement of every part of the rear, cutting the rear floor out and replacing it. The grand total for repairs was near $8000.00. My Rav stayed at a very reputable repair shop for 20 days. On returning the vehicle, it was much noisier, the rear door rattled over bumps, the paint was not matched correctly (Blizzard Pearl), the car was covered in white dust inside. I was very disappointed. I was told with the significant impact, it would never be as it once was.
I decided to just rid myself of all the problems instead of going down another endless road. I dearly loved the V6 engine and the way it drove. I HATE the 4.4 RAVs.
I have numerous interior bits laying in my garage. I'll be listing them in the classifieds.
Many thanks to everyone that offered advice and support in the group.
2012 RAV4 Blizzard Pearl Limited V6 4wd, Entune-Nav, Rearview mirror cam, tow prep pkg w/ Curt Class 3 hitch.
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