Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CO (summers) and AZ (winters)
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Bought a New 2012 RAV4
We bought a 2005 RAV4 last April and fell in love with it. We should've had RAV4s from the day they came out. But our 2005, at 74k miles, is a little long in the tooth and is a bit too tight on space for us. It runs great and looks the business, though, so it was hard to think of selling it.
So yesterday, we went to Earnhardt Toyota in Mesa, AZ to look at the 2013 on the showroom floor. It left us cold. We didn't like the newish stying and poor visibility from the smaller side and rear windows (at least they seem smaller). I do like the 6 speed tranny, just not enough to buy the 2013.
But they had a new 2012 on the showroom floor that was exactly what we wanted. It's a 4 cylinder (don't need 6), AWD, white with tan (cloth) interior, no Navigation (our phones suffice when needed), bluetooth, roof rack, no satellite radio (have it in our Prius v and never use it), 17" wheels/tires, tinted windows, DRL and carpeted floor/cargo mats. The dealer threw in all-weather mats, an extra cup-holder insert, window tint on the front doors and door-edge clear bra. Cost was just under $22k plus TTL, so a bit below dealer cost.
Now I'm looking for three things to finish it off: body side moldings, mud flaps and Weathertech front mats. The Toyota front mats just don't have enough coverage (I fly fish a lot and often get in wearing muddy/sandy wading boots).
Any idea where to get these things online? Here at RAV4 World, perhaps?