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#69 of 404 Timing chain
Nov 13, 2006 (6:07 am)
Does anyone know if the Rav4's engines (4-cylinder and 6-cylinder) have timing chains or timing belt? This is a big issue for me. I feel that having a timing chain is worth a lot when buying the car. The comfort of not worrying about whether the belt will break as you approach the replacement mileage is a big relief. Of course, timing chains can break as well, but much less likely. And, if they do when the car is still under warranty they are covered - no manufacturer covers the timing belt that I am aware of.
#70 of 404 Re: 2007 Rav4 4 cylinders or 6
Nov 18, 2006 (12:03 pm)
I am also interested in a 2007 RAV4 , narrow down to either "Sport" or "Limited". A V-6 would be a "want", not sure if it's a "need" since 2.4L already has 160 HP , which I think is more than adequate for that car's size. Can you ALL share with us how much you pay for your car? and is it possible to get a below invoice deal? My friend just bought a Siena Toyota van for $500 below invoice, so I think it's possible , but not sure with a 2007 RAV4. Your info is greatly appreciated.
#71 of 404 RAV4 sPORT V6 TIMED RUNS
Nov 19, 2006 (9:15 am)
I have access to a closed 10,000 foot runway that is in pretty good condition so I made one run with my 2007 RAV4 Sport V6 to see what performance times would be. I used a Passport GTimer to record the data. I have no idea if this thing is accurate or not. The truck only has 1300 miles on it so I did not want to beat it doing this 10 times!
The times and 1/4 mile speed seemed to be similar to the C/D results which I have included here. My data is the left column and the C/D data is to the right of that. For example I got 0-60 in 6.0 sec and C/D data was 0-60 in 6.3 sec.
For reference my 2003 Audi A6 2.7T (250 HP claimed)with almost 40K miles measured 0-60 in the 6.4 to 6.6 sec. range over a few runs. It has full time Quattro and is a little heavier than the RAV4. The Audi has Pirelli Pzero Nero M&S tires and the RAV4 has the Yokohama G91s.
The RAV4 accells like the Audi but does not decell like the Audi which has much more powerful dual caliper brakes. It also has "dual caliper price" compared to the RAV4 so no complaints.
I also tried some cornering runs to get lateral acceleration data. This was kind of a bust as the best I could get was about .68 Gs. The problem is that the RAV4 seats provide no lateral support so it is hard to stay in postion and steer smoothly. I would need lots of practice and I do not want to wreck the truck trying.
All part of Sunday fun with the RAV4 in NY on nice cool day!
If anyone else has taken any data I would like to see if you got similar results.
RUN TIME MPH C/D TEST MPH C/D COPY
1/4-MILE 14.6 93.4 14.9 94 Zero to 30 mph: 2.3
0-110 NA 21.4 40 mph: 3.2
0-100 NA 17.3 50 mph: 4.7
0-90 13.28 13.5 60 mph: 6.3
0-80 10.5 10.6 70 mph: 7.9
0-70 7.9 7.9 80 mph: 10.6
0-60 6 6.3 90 mph: 13.5
0-50 4.33 4.7 100 mph: 17.0
0-40 3.08 3.2 110 mph: 21.4
0-30 2.03 2.3
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.9 sec 94 mph
#72 of 404 Re: RAV4 sPORT V6 TIMED RUNS [jimd4]
Nov 19, 2006 (4:21 pm)
You bought a RAV4 for acceleration?
#73 of 404 Re: RAV4 sPORT V6 TIMED RUNS [drive62]
Nov 19, 2006 (4:48 pm)
I bought the RAV4 because it is a bargin combination of useful space and features, good MPG, decent handling and very good performance with AWD. At $25500 or so for a loaded Sport V6 you have to love it.
#74 of 404 Re: RAV4 sPORT V6 TIMED RUNS [drive62]
Nov 19, 2006 (5:23 pm)
#75 of 404 Re: Timing chain 3.5L V6
Nov 21, 2006 (12:05 pm)
I know the 2.4L inline 4 has a timing chain. My daughters 2004 RAV4 with the same engine has it. I am interested in buying a V6 and hope that it too has a timing chain. Might be a deal breaker for me. Does anyone know the answer to this question?
#76 of 404 RAV4 Timing Chain
Nov 22, 2006 (6:26 pm)
I tested a RAV4 2.4L base model today and the Toyota dealer told me that ALL 2007 RAV4 cars have timing chain, in fact 2006 RAV4 cars also have timing chain. I think this should not be a deal breaker, most timing belts need replacement after 90K miles,its replacement cost is $300, so no big deal even if you have to replace it twice for a life of this car.
2.4L I4 has enough power for normal use, I want to test a V-6 to see if it's quieter... The dealer wants $300 above invoice cost, is it a good deal?
#78 of 404 Connecting MP3 Player
Nov 24, 2006 (9:39 am)
Can anyone tell me what I need to buy to connect and use my ipod on my new 2007 RAV4. I went into Radio Shack and they sold me a connector that goes from the auxillary input on the car to the earphone input on the ipod. It plays the music OK but it doesn't charge the ipod and no information displays on the radio screen.