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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3075 of 4696 Re: Trading WRX for Rav4 (& bmws) [sweathog]
Apr 13, 2006 (11:37 am)
Wow. That's saying a lot, if you traded a WRX for a Rav4 & really like the RAV4.
I'm thinking of trading my 2000 bmw 5-series 528i Wagon for a Rav4. I'm wondering if anyone else here has owned "expensive German cars", & what they think of the RAV4? I'm kind of worried that I'll miss the beautiful interior & handling of the bmw. But I'm in a "Toyota mood" right now.
My reasons are: I want AWD as I live in New England. I get tired of "sitting down low" in a car--I had a Range Rover & loved the seating position. I'm tired of switching tires twice a year--it sounds like the RAV4 does OK with the stock tires in the snow(?). And more cargo capacity--I think the RAV4 holds more than a 5-series Wagon.
Oh, & how are the front seats on the RAV4? Any thoughts on all this???
*They gave me 15000 for a 2003 WRX Wagon with 54000 miles
and I paid about 26000 for the sport w/moonroof/towing package/6CD stereo*
#3076 of 4696 Re: Ditto-->Re: Dont get the I4! Im an I4 owner and am [pretzelb]
Apr 13, 2006 (11:58 am)
If you haven't already been there you may be interested in the Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 discussion.
#3077 of 4696 Re: Ditto-->Re: Dont get the I4! Im an I4 owner and am [pretzelb]
Apr 13, 2006 (12:14 pm)
pretzelb - These are very different vehicles. Subaru makes a great car. I had a 99' Forester (now my x's) and loved it. The new RAV is much larger and that's what put me into one. The WRX was a boy toy .. cool car and a lot of fun but as a geezer I was looking for comfort and something that could pull med. size trailer.
#3078 of 4696 Re: Trading WRX for Rav4 (& bmws) [woodyww]
Apr 13, 2006 (12:24 pm)
woodyww - I have a Ltd. V6 w/ leather. I wouldn't call the interior "beautiful" but it's quite nice and tasteful. The Rav is very nimble and tight but it's not going to handle like the WRX or a 5 series. The high seating position that you liked sure does feel more secure than down at ground zero. It's only been 5 days but I haven't missed the WRX yet.
#3079 of 4696 Re: Trading WRX for Rav4 (& bmws) [woodyww]
Apr 13, 2006 (1:55 pm)
Get the Rav4 as soon as you can! I have driven a BMW Z3 for many happy years and would never sell it. Yet I have discovered the Rav4 drives more like a BMW than a BMW.
I test drove the two BMW sport activity vehicles on the race courses BMW sets up once a year. The Rav4 V6 would more than hold its own.
I have the V6 with the tow package to haul my glider in the mountains. It's worth every penny and good on gas.
#3080 of 4696 Re: invoice questions [jimd4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2006 (5:30 pm)
Thanks for the heads up Jim; the prices paid discussion got unlinked from the RAV4 group somehow (I know nothing... ).
Should be fixed tomorrow.
#3081 of 4696 Re: Finally I got mine [karlzuni]
Apr 13, 2006 (10:38 pm)
Sorry for the delayed reply! Still getting used to the message board. My price was 500.00 under invoice,but I also got extras,that I didn't really expect. Completely loaded- moonroof,all extra airbags,leather-heated seats,JBL system, tonneau cover,daytime running lights,carpeted everything-left out the tow and dvd pkg.(NOT complaining)initial price was 28,709.00--Out the door including tax,license etc.,30.000.
#3082 of 4696 Re: ordered V6 LTD 4WD SILVER [bali3]
Apr 14, 2006 (3:29 am)
you did very well:)
#3083 of 4696 Re: Ditto-->Re: Dont get the I4! Im an I4 owner and am [jimd4]
Apr 14, 2006 (3:32 am)
we get 30 mpg highway wth the 4 and 4wd..
#3084 of 4696 Re: Ditto-->Re: Dont get the I4! Im an I4 owner and am [flyingn]
Apr 14, 2006 (5:32 am)
yes but I am guessing you do not drife at a steady 70+ like the other guy mentioned when he complained about the I4