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You are in the Toyota RAV4
What is this discussion about?
Mazda CX-7, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
Jan 22, 2007 (9:00 am)
I had a vinyl bra on a '95 T-Bird that did far more paint damage than if no bra had been installed. It was removed each week and the hood was waxed once each month, but the small grit that collected under it between cleanings acted as sandpaper and really wore down the paint. If you put one of these on your car you will regret it.
The day we bought a new Accord for the Mrs. we took it to a tint shop and had the clear 3M film applied. Two years later the hood still looks like new. No difference in paint color and the film has not yellowed. A much better choice than vinyl paint protection.
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#135 of 154 Re: I am shopping for one... [steve_]
Jan 22, 2007 (10:49 am)
What's not mentioned is that this isn't an Edmunds service, but rather, uses Autotrader.com to get the desired info.
#136 of 154 Re: I am shopping for one... [vbbuilt]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2007 (12:32 pm)
I think you are confusing our proprietary TMV info with our Used Car sales partner (Powered by AutoTrader). Last I heard we get sales prices from all over but I'm not exactly privy to the details.
TMV is exclusively an Edmunds.com system. (link and another link fyi)
#137 of 154 Re: Cute Utes [vbbuilt]
Jan 24, 2007 (7:48 am)
It was new to me when I read it. LOL
#138 of 154 Nissan Rogue - another option
Feb 16, 2007 (3:55 pm)
I am thinking of buying a SUV this fall or by the end of the 2007 year. I like very much the SF my only concern is the mpg. Nissan will have the Rogue that goes on sale this fall with same looks (exterior) as the SF but with a 4 cylinder engine 2.5 liter motor 170hp and a CVT it promisses better mpg. not so sure I'll like the interior as much as the SF.
#139 of 154 Re: Article Comments: [KarenS]
Feb 26, 2007 (10:32 pm)
Did the AWD RAV4 suffer from the same torque steer difficulties that plagued your long-termer 2WD RAV4?
I'm in the market and I willing to opt for the AWD if it cured this nasty problem.
#140 of 154 Re: Nissan Rogue - another option [carrito]
Feb 27, 2007 (4:50 am)
Went to the Nissan website, future vehicles. Rogue looks pretty good - has iPod and Bluetooth and a Bose option. Although it's too early to tell if what Nissan advertises on their website, will ultimately transition into production. Only fly in the ointment? No Navigation System! Nav is a MUST HAVE option for me.
#141 of 154 Re: Nissan Rogue - another option [carrito]
Feb 27, 2007 (6:23 pm)
Rouge vs. Santa Fe
It's a trade off. You sacrifice volume/practicability for fuel efficiency.
Your comparison is like comparing the Sonata to the Sentra, apples to oranges.
#142 of 154 Re: Nissan Rogue - another option [joe97]
Feb 28, 2007 (4:47 am)
To me, the Rogue is similar to the RAV4 in terms of physical size and appearance. Both are smaller than either the Santa Fe or the CX-7.
#143 of 154 Consumer Reports Ratings
Mar 05, 2007 (9:39 pm)
Also in the Market for a small SUV. RAV4 is at the top of my list after driving the V6. I drive an 2005 Acura TL and need more room. I'd swear that the my TL has nothing on the performance of the RAV. After just reading my Consumer Reports it turns out that the 0-60 time is the SAME (6.7 seconds. The TL is every bit a sports sedan. While driving the RAV, I had a little grin on my face when I realized I wouldn't necessarily have to give up performance for more room. Consumer Reports has the RAV ranked first in the small SUV category and is the only non-hybrid SUV to get an excellent overall ranking. The Santa Fe finished 2nd and CRV 5th after the RAV4 with the 4 cyl and the Subaru Forester. For some reason the CX-7 was rated with the mid-size (don't know why as it's smaller than the RAV)but it finished 21st!! I'll still drive the Santa Fe, but I am strongly leaning toward the RAV. Already have prices at $400 above invoice and I got that online. I'll pay less and get free oil changes once I get into it at the dealer. Anyway, I know a lot of this is personal choice, so good luck to everyone with their choices.