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#28 of 37 2007 ToyotaRAV4 3rd Row -- age/size no longer fun
May 29, 2007 (11:20 am)
At what age/size is the 3rd row no longer fun to sit in?
I understand that the RAV4 third row is best for kids. I also understand that the third row is permanent – that it cannot be removed and, even when folded it takes up space that could otherwise be used.
My question is, at what age/size are the third row seats no longer fun but simply uncomfortable for long/short trips?
Our kids are 7 and 9 and although they love the idea of a third row now, I don’t know if they’ll feel the same way at ages 7 and 19. (Our last vehicle, a Honda Civic, lasted 10 years, and I believe that a Toyota RAV4 might too.)
Does anyone have experience with older kids sitting in the 3rd row?
#29 of 37 Re: 2007 ToyotaRAV4 3rd Row -- age/size no longer fun [boxcarracer]
Jun 03, 2007 (7:55 pm)
Don't bother with the 3rd row. My 10 yr old daughter is already too big. We briefly considered the 3rd row (until sitting in it) and we are glad we did opted not to get it. Storage space is more important.
#30 of 37 I'd Rather Have The Third Row
Jun 26, 2007 (12:08 am)
The third row is not that bad. The leg room can be adjusted depending on how far back the 2nd row is set. It's really met for children, but an adult can still fit, but uncomfortably.
Personally I'd rather have the 3rd row, which folds down and hides nicely, to use on a rainy day then the extra compartment because there are already plenty of space available in the back.
#31 of 37 Re: I'd Rather Have The Third Row [mytoy3]
Jul 04, 2007 (10:33 pm)
The third row is nice to have just in case you need to carry a couple extra people with you. Now of course it is uncomftorable for a couple of adults to sit back there. But if you are not going that far those two adults wont mind.
#33 of 37 Thinking about Rav4 - questions about 3rd row
Oct 17, 2007 (5:02 pm)
We are in the market for a new vehicle. Right now we have a van but I'd rather get an SUV this go around. I've seen the RAV4 online and like the looks of it but I would want a 3rd row and I can't find any good information on that aspect. For one thing - is it usable? I mean, really LOL Or is it like the "leprechaun seats" in Impalas? I have only found 1 picture of it and with the shadowing I can't tell much about it. Is there ANY leg room for someone sitting in that row? Also, I know it was a new feature and apparently hard to find in '06 but is it more standard/readily available on the lots now? And is the cost an "add on" or is it part of the "base pricing"? I plan to actually see one in person obviously but the only car lots are about 45 minutes away from us and I won't be able to get out to one for at least another week or two.
I guess my biggest question is who has a RAV4 with a 3rd row - do you use it often - who uses it - do you like it or not and why?
For some reason this is not formatting correctly in the preview section so if this looks wonky I apologize ahead of time!
Oct 18, 2007 (1:43 pm)
Uh...anyone ever consider what might happen to someone in the 3rd row if the RAV was rear ended...do they test this?
#35 of 37 Re: Thinking about Rav4 - questions about 3rd row [mome3]
Oct 19, 2007 (8:18 pm)
Recently we purchased a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with third row seating. We came very close to purchasing a 2008 RAV4 with a third row. We test drove a few of them (2007) and had our kids (ages 10 and 7) sit in the 3rd row. It was tight but do-able. I was only going to use it occasionally if they had a friend over. Not for our main travel/family vehicle. I think in a few more years it would be too tight for them and definitely could not use the third row for a long trip for those ages. We like the RAV4s though and I was still going to purchase it but a deal fell through and then we decided to test drive the Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe is much roomier.
#36 of 37 Do I need smog check to register an out-of-state new car?
Oct 30, 2007 (9:01 pm)
Hi Jordan2324 or anyone,
I'm in SFO Bay Area, California. It's very hard to find a 3-row V6 white RAV4 here. If I buy it from NV, AZ, or UT, how do I register the car? I never did this before. Very appreciate for your information.
#37 of 37 Re: Do I need smog check to register an out-of-state new car? [pma022]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 30, 2007 (9:05 pm)
Check this California DMV link for their FAQ.