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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#43 of 174 Re: Thoughts [mcq1]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:46 pm)
If there is one thing to hate about the Rav4, its the back door. Had the same door on my 1999 CR-V, didnt like that one either. Why Toyota didnt make the door raise overhead is beyond me, but the rest of the car is great. V6 mileage in mine is averaging 24 overall. Ive gotten 28 on road trips too. Plenty of room for me and my gear. I have had no problems with mine either. Expect to get a lot of miles out of this car.
#44 of 174 Re: Help.. [mcq1]
Sep 04, 2007 (7:24 am)
I love the rear door. I had a Rav4 and upgraded to a Highlander, we are going to get a new car for my wife and she said she wanted a small SUV with the rear door opening like a real door not up. Other than I loved my Rav4 and the quality the reason she wants it is for the side opening door.
#45 of 174 Re: Thoughts [mcq1]
Sep 06, 2007 (6:18 am)
I live in the city (Chicago) and was looking at buying a RAV4, but I too was concerned about the rear door considering the amount of parallel parking we do and the way our garage is set up, so I rented a RAV4 for a couple of days.
While the door wasn't a deal breaker, it was inconvenient (why couldn't it as least swing the other way to allow easy & safe curbside loading?) and one of a few reasons why we opted for a Santa Fe. If we lived in the suburbs, the rear door would be a non-issue.
Try renting a RAV4 and see if it works for you.
#46 of 174 Re: Thoughts [rdalton823]
Sep 07, 2007 (6:59 am)
I own '07 RAV4 Limited with a sunroof and I also test drove a Base model without a sunroof. The headroom is the same in both models.
If you do not do much parallel parking, you will be fine with the rear door opening to the side. My wife actually loves it. It opens just like any side door. She does not have to pull down a heavy gate as she does in our Buick Rendezvous.
#47 of 174 Re: 2008 [desertrat5]
Sep 18, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I picked up my 2008 Limited RAV4 4WD 6cyl (loaded!) on September 9th. It had just rolled of the truck and they didn't have any other 2008's on the lot.
For what it's worth, I love it! Drives great, is quiet, and I had a very tall person sit in both the front and back and said there was plenty of head room. I was also able to sell my 97 Camry for above Blue Book in less than 12 hours on Craigslist...going to keep buying Toyotas!
The stereo rocks too!
#48 of 174 Re: 2008 [msmarge]
Sep 19, 2007 (8:14 pm)
Can I ask what you paid compared to MSRP?
#49 of 174 Re: 2008 [msmarge]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:13 am)
I ordered a 2008 Limited RAV4 $WD 6cyl earlier this week. It is due in by the end of next week. Also I'm driving a 97 Camry but was thinking about trying to see what the dealer will give me for it. Do you mind sharing what you paid for your RAV 4 and and what you got for the Camry? I assume your Camry was in pretty good shape which mind is not -- it needs struts, back brakes and it's now at the age where it is burning oil at an alarming rate.
#50 of 174 Re: 2008 brochures are out [jbm2]
Sep 23, 2007 (7:10 am)
It looks like the 2008 RAV4 gets worse gas mileage than the 2007. Didn't the 2007 get 30 MPG freeway?
#51 of 174 Re: 2008 brochures are out [sneyland]
Sep 23, 2007 (9:47 am)
It does not get any worse mileage. The EPA changed the way they compute MPG for 2008. If you look at most cars you will see they are less now too. The new way is supposed to be more realistic.
#52 of 174 Re: 2008 [rickster01]
Sep 23, 2007 (7:40 pm)
I paid $1500 under MSRP, which wasn't easy. My husband did the negotiations over the phone before I went in and picked it up.