Last post on Oct 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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#33 of 37 Thinking about Rav4 - questions about 3rd row
Oct 17, 2007 (4:02 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 (12:43 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 (7:18 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 (8:01 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 Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Check this California DMV link for their FAQ.