Last post on Oct 14, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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#1 of 5 Turning a Rav4 Sport into a Basic
Sep 04, 2008 (10:25 am)
I just purchased a '07 Rav4 Sport V6 - I'd been looking for used Rav4 for some time and as it turned out this was the car that drove well and that I could afford. i was happy about the V6, but could care less about it being a Sport.
After driving it for a week, I'm feeling the Sport is a drawback. I would much prefer a smoother ride to better handling.
What do you think of the idea of trying to turn it into a Basic, by trading the low profile alloy wheels for standard wheels and having regular shocks put in, rather then these 'sport tuned' shocks?
Do you think it will make much of a difference (I test drove both and do think the basic was better, thinking back on it). Will I get descent value for the alloy rims? I would only pursue this if there wasn't much of an out of pocket expense.
Thanks for your thoughts on this.
#2 of 5 Re: Turning a Rav4 Sport into a Basic [marzi1]
Oct 12, 2008 (7:26 pm)
Personally I would not bother with it. You may not notice the difference after a while of driving the vehicle, plus it may lower your resale down the road since the sport tends to be more expensive.
#3 of 5 Re: Turning a Rav4 Sport into a Basic [sage3]
Oct 14, 2008 (5:00 am)
Thanks for your response.
I think you're right. Not a smart idea. Also, I've gotten use to the ride.
Now if I can only solve the intermittent loud low humming noise (and the much worse then posted gas mileage).
#4 of 5 Re: Turning a Rav4 Sport into a Basic [marzi1]
Oct 14, 2008 (6:56 pm)
Try the "Toyota Rav4 Noises and Sounds " discussion it looks like a few people touched on the humming noise topic.