Last post on Sep 30, 2007 at 12:07 AM
You are in the Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3 of 42 The 06 Grand Vitara
Nov 27, 2005 (10:08 pm)
#4 of 42 I'd go with the RAV 4
Nov 28, 2005 (12:30 am)
Though it's a shame how much it has grown. A huge part of its success was the compact size.
#5 of 42 I'd go with GVs interior
Nov 28, 2005 (4:07 am)
I personally like the flow of the Grand Vitara dash board and console better as compared to the chopped up look of the Rav.
#6 of 42 Re: I'd go with GVs interior [barlo]
Nov 28, 2005 (10:49 am)
All I know for sure is that I am getting rid of my 05 Odyssey with multi issues and going after the cute-ute 06 RAV4 for SURE, never again HONDA.... nothing can beat TOYOTA quality!!!
#7 of 42 With the reverse D pillar the RAV looks a bit like...
Nov 28, 2005 (6:48 pm)
the mid-nineties Camry wagon.
#8 of 42 Re: I'd go with the RAV 4 [erk5]
Nov 28, 2005 (7:48 pm)
I think they made a good move increasing the size and redesigning the look. Its not your girlie SUV anymore . It looks more manly so to speak. I like the new one better than the old.
#9 of 42 Re:Go with RAV4?[hondaconvert1]
Nov 29, 2005 (10:12 am)
Agree on quality issue. The Grand Vitara may look nicer but Suzuki does not measure up to Toyota for quality.
I personally think Toyota has rather ugly exterior styling ( in any size vehicle) but feel the Sienna, Camry, and Avalon have attractive interiors. I do NOT like the interior appearance of the 06 RAV4.
BTW, why would you go with a RAV4 instead of a Sienna if you currently own an Odyssey?
#10 of 42 Re:Go with RAV4?[hondaconvert1] [hansienna]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:41 pm)
I am convinced that all these huge vans/mini-navs will have forever the issue of bulkiness along with rattles, clangs and all kind of weird noises... there is no solution around... it is just the fact of big huge vehicle effect of all kind of noises. I am tired of dealing with all these issues and of course the cheap quality of HONDA vehicles... I also never liked big vehicles but just enough size to accomodate and take care of the vehicle as needed and I believe the 06 RAV4 is the one, although I am 6'5'' tall still I am not concerned that it will fit me just fine. I used to have a 1999 4Runner and I believe the front space should be the same or more with 06 RAV4...
Also the MPG it will be better than any minivan out there and anything smaller than a minivan will fit better in the garage...
#11 of 42 Re:Go with RAV4?[hondaconvert1] [hansienna]
Nov 29, 2005 (7:26 pm)
I dont think Suzuki would sell many cars if they had quality issues. Suzuki has been the number one seller in Japan for the last six consecutive years. They also sell something like 2 million vehicles globally a year. In fact, in a year, they build more cars compared to Mazda, Subaru, Isuzu and Porsche. Theyre not as popular here in the states, but sell quite well outside.
#12 of 42 Re: RAV4 instead of a minivan?[hondaconvert1]
Nov 29, 2005 (8:22 pm)
Good reason. We like our minivan as it is the smallest vehicle that will fill our needs.
We go on 3 long trips a year and take 1 grandchild or 1 daughter, son-in-law, and their 2 children.
If we did not go on long trips, a RAV4 or CR-V would be ideal since we do not like the low seating in modern sedans or station wagons.
As you well stated, the RAV4 gets better gas mileage and will fit better in a garage than the Sienna or Ody.