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 Post subject: Re: Buying a RAV4 EV in Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:07 pm 
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Yes, http://www.oempartworld.com/

It's physically located at Heartland Toyota in Bremerton, so I made it a trip to pick up the parts in person. At the time, the Ferry ride (RT) was cheaper than delivery and I also wanted to take a Saturday jaunt across the water.

I'd have to do some digging for the exact part number I ordered for the mud flaps. But I'm also guessing that if you can search the forum you will discover the answer faster.

It was great meeting both you and Stephen.. the guy who had JUST bought his that very same morning (SAT). Having 4 at NW SolarFest was great, even if they weren't all parked in the Transportation Zone at once.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a RAV4 EV in Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:57 pm 
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miimura wrote:
I can hit two of these - where to get parts and the cargo cover

Cargo cover at OEMpartWorld


Thank you miimura!

That is about the same price as amazon once shipping is included ~$110.

https://www.amazon.com/Cargo-Cover-Rav4 ... T731-42090

On the Mud flaps, The amazon link I sent has original Toyota parts for ~ the same price as oempartworld.com. I ordered the Amazon ones and I'll see how they fit/look and share back.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a RAV4 EV in Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Reporting back on my experience with the extended warranty.

I was able to get Toyota of Kirkland to sell me the used car warranty. 5/60k.
The price was 2550 + 120 of inspection.

I had to be persistent until I got to the finance manager and the service manager. The service manager explained the situation with service for these cars and the finance manager said she'd talk to Toyota directly to request an exception.

their initial position was that used car warranties are only available at the time of purchase directly from the dealers.

What I think is the whole story is that the Obrien group created their own warranty for all their dealerships. They created warranty plans that are cheaper and include wider coverage than the OEM ones and sell those instead since that means they don't have to share the premiums with the OEMs. That's better business for them and in most cases probably better value for the customer.

Given this their finance department will push you towards their own warranty and don't actually have much experience selling the Toyota one.

If anybody else goes this route read the contract carefully. They're not experienced in how to fill them and initially wrote mine with the expiration dates and miles based out of the original sale (2014 and 0 miles)


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a RAV4 EV in Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Next project! DashCam!

I found a couple of threads on this here
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1838&p=23209&hilit=dash+cam#p23209
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=928

Has anybody looked into this recently?
Any experiences on any particular dashcam or any additional tips on how to mount it?


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a RAV4 EV in Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:34 am 
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I like the idea of mud flaps behind the rear wheels. I haven't looked into dashcam, but I did install a tow hitch and wire harness kit.

Got this hitch from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpower-4 ... 0_33920250

And I'm pretty sure I got this wire harness kit: https://www.amazon.com/CURT-56165-Custo ... ng+harness

I have an 8X4 utility trailer that I've loaded down a few times and the Rav EV drives like it's not even back there. It's great!

The only service item done since buying it is the drive unit for whine noise (warranty). And I think I topped off the washer fluid once.

Sorry I missed the meetup at Shoreline CC. Had too many projects around the house needing attention this year.

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