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Looking for install help with this tray. Unable to find on internet. My car was made in Japan, if that matters. First, does the car need to be lifted and installed at a shop to secure it? It looks like a simple pin placed through a simple hole underneath but it looks like it could move at highway speed. Would appreciate some advice or install instructions. Nothing about it is in the original manual. Thank you from Florida, Rusty.
 

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It looks to me like it just goes into a trailer hitch... can probably get one on rockauto for about $120. Should just bolt right on (does for my ‘98 at least) without anything other than a socket wrench. Those racks aren’t always the most stable things but it’s very unlikely it’ll fall off @ highway speeds. Best of luck to you
 

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Maybe I have a trailer hitch already installed that I overlooked. It's all new to me. Thank you, let_us, for your most valuable info.
 

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I took a closer look and think I have what's called a "bumper hitch." There's about a 2"-square hole in the middle of the bumper. I could feel the two holes on either side of the square. There's a label that says 150-pound tongue load and 1500-pound trailer weight. If it was a snake, it woulda bit me. My car has about 85,000 original miles on it, bought from original owner. IF I wanted to sell it, is there a valuation source for our generation or auction or something?
 

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Well there’s always the Kelly Blue Book Value, but some people don’t trust that. A clean first gen with low miles and 2 owners (if I had to guess) would go for about $2500-3000 if you’re selling to a private party. Add $500 if it’s manual and another $500 if it’s a 2 door (people in Florida go crazy over those things, trust me).
In all honesty though I wouldn’t sell. I was cruising down the highway today doing about 90 in my RAV and yeah, maybe the $40,000 Hyundai Santa Fe next to me is quieter and safer, but my little RAV goes down the highway just the same, it’s more fun and you don’t need much else in a car (especially with a $37,000 price difference!)
 

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I agree. I got curious when I saw the title "1st gen highest mileage," wondering what the "1st gen lowest mileage" could bring. I paid $2,400 for my car a couple years ago. The owner had put a fancy Kenwood radio in it with Blue Tooth, Sirius, etc. and it was through a RAV4 World member that I discovered my seats fold way down for sleeping, which my manual didn't show completely: a nice surprise. Now the "back porch" is ready to load, another nice surprise. I had to replace the oil pan because the threads were worn out, which was not a good surpise when I got the oil changed (but proved the oil was changed regularly, eh?) I could check a lot of bolts and screws for $37,000. Thank you, let_us_ for your reply and for validating that I should keep it.
 

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I agree. I got curious when I saw the title "1st gen highest mileage," wondering what the "1st gen lowest mileage" could bring. I paid $2,400 for my car a couple years ago. The owner had put a fancy Kenwood radio in it with Blue Tooth, Sirius, etc. and it was through a RAV4 World member that I discovered my seats fold way down for sleeping, which my manual didn't show completely: a nice surprise. Now the "back porch" is ready to load, another nice surprise. I had to replace the oil pan because the threads were worn out, which was not a good surpise when I got the oil changed (but proved the oil was changed regularly, eh?) I could check a lot of bolts and screws for $37,000. Thank you, let_us_ for your reply and for validating that I should keep it.
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  • MILEAGE
    25,000
  • DRIVE TYPE
    2 wheel drive - front
  • ENGINE
    4-Cylinder
  • TRANSMISSION
    Automatic
  • FUEL TYPE
    Gasoline
  • MPG*
    Information Unavailable
  • EXTERIOR
    Black
  • INTERIOR
    Gray
  • STOCK NUMBER
    MINT CONDITION 25K MILES
  • VIN
    JT3GP10V1Y7071162
$13,995
 

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Thank you, Cindi, for your reply. I'm curious as to where the $13,000+ selling price came from. My original question involved pricing, thinking that maybe there was a special-priced book for classic, rare or RAV4s. Now I think it's a matter of what it's worth to the seller and if the right buyer comes along, yes? Has any 1st gen RAV4 in that low-mileage category ever sold for that kind of money? Or maybe I should ask, Is 85,000 miles considered low mileage?
 

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Far as I can tell they don't fit into the categories of antique, classic or vintage, so no special values that I can tell, just market forces. The Kelley Blue Book just doesn't quite do it in my opinion, it's just the jumping off point. If you are a fan of the first generation (I have a "96) then you want what you want and the more whistles and bells it has and the lower the mileage, well, you'll pay to get it. If the average car is driven 10-12000 miles per year then yes 80,000 miles is just getting warmed up for a first generation. Mine had 150.000 miles when I found her and I counted myself lucky. They run for freakin' forever and they're fun on top of it. There is a lot to like.
 

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It was love at first sight when I first saw mine in the seller's driveway, dented and dirty, but I rescued her and took her home. I knew nothing about RAV4s at the time. After reading your answer, I bet I could get my money back if I ever had to sell. Friends told me I was nuts buying a car that old, nuttier when I took her to a body shop for a complete makeover. Thank you muchly for your reply and for the page of those for sale; what a spread of $-$$$$!
 
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