I'm kind of used to carrying around remotes, but I like that the new RAV doesn't use a separate fob anymore... it's built into the key head...The G Man said:It is just a plain old alarm, the only advantage is that you can use your factory key to turn it on and off. If you dont mind carry another fob and the bulking factory key, then after market system is cheaper. Viper makes a remote entry alarm that can actually use the OEM key, but it works by monitoring the interior lights, not the best system in the world. The Viper system is about $525 installed, about the same as the RS3200.
jimmy101 said:for $400 you can get a state of the art compustar remote start alarm system installed. good for up to 6000 feet away.
The problem with toyota alarms is that once you turn the lock be it with a key, or a theif with a screw driver the alarm turns off!
what good is that???
I purchased the vehicle with that option. They didn't have the part and I agreed to wait till the part delivered from the distribution. After several days without any status from them, I called in and found out they've not ordered it and planning to put in an aftermarket unit which I could get for $30 + installation.puttputt said:kendfw, I'm not sure I'm following completely what's going on. Is this the same dealer that said you couldn't get the VIP installed in your Base aftermarket (not OEM)? Did you already pay for the VIP and now the dealer wants to substitute for another system?
Guess what!!! The Toyota just released the part for installation. They found the part and ordered it. It should be here for installation on Friday. On top of that, the part number that I gave them was the factory part number but not the part number for dealer. <===== Total lies from the dealership about that. I got the part number from another dealership and confirmed it with Toyota Motor.puttputt said:My dealer had told me that they couldn't get Toyota to provide an ETA on the delivery of the VIP since the cars are so new (mid January). They weren't able to get any lead time and thought it may even take a couple of months. Finance offered to refund my money if I got tired of waiting or to substitute interior sealant at the same cost. Sevice called everyday to check up on stock and they found one in 7 days.
inlets said:I am a little confused here. Can somebody enlighten me? I ordered my new RAV4 V6 Limited (the saleman told me my car was specifically ordered, the way I wanted it) w/ just about everything, from the JBL, tow prep, side airbags, mirror compass, interior light package, and the security system plus, splash guards, exhaust tip, rear bumper protector, and DRL's. I thought my car was going to be totally built at the Toyota factory. After reading this forum, how much of my RAV4 is going to be built at the factory, and what options is the dealer going to ATTEMPT to install? Hopefully he'll know what he's doing.... Oh one more question please. The tow prep package, some Toyota literture states oil cooler, and another doesn't. Some Toyota literture states 150 AMP alternator another states 130 AMP. What is Toyotas' problem w/ consistancy?