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Old 11-16-2006, 10:59 AM
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Been thinking about getting the woman a new car. I have looked at the Toyota Rav4's with the V-6 and they are pretty nice.

Does anyone have one and could give a first hand opinion on them?
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: OT: Anyone own a Toyota Rav4?

I have looked at those for my wife also. A friend has one and they like it. I read on the Toyota sight, reviews about them. One major complaint was sludge in the engine , even after following the oil change time frame set by the manufacture.(4 cyl)
But I guess they offer a 6 cyl version now.
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:09 PM
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I read similar reviews. I want the V-6 because we would be getting the 4WD version. As an added bonus the V-6 is a cross over from one of the Lexus models and produces 269HP....damn!!!!
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:19 PM
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i'm a diesel tech and an autoland tech. I inspect the cars for autoland so i get a good view on pretty much everything. I've only been doing the autoland deal for about a month but i have driven many of the small sport utilities. I personally do not like the rav4's. I like the honda... what is it the oddysey? They are very roomy, good power and good interior creature feature placement. I don't have much time right now do list some more pros and cons but maybe later. Pretty much, alos look into the honda, wait is it the CRV? Yes, the CRV. I just asked and answered my own question... is that bad?
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: OT: Anyone own a Toyota Rav4?

The V6 4x4 is what we want. I'll look at Honda too
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:33 PM
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We have a 2004 CR-V AWD now and I'm not very impressed with it. The 2.4L engine doesn't produce the power I thought it would (for a Honda) and it gets marginal fuel economy too. The inside comforts are nice but the drive train is what I don't like.
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We have a 2004 CR-V AWD now and I'm not very impressed with it. The 2.4L engine doesn't produce the power I thought it would (for a Honda) and it gets marginal fuel economy too. The inside comforts are nice but the drive train is what I don't like.
thats good info from someone that drives it everyday, because thats really what counts. My first impression was a good one. I only drive about 10 miles though and i push all the buttons to make sure everything works. I have inspected 4 CRV's and liked them all.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: OT: Anyone own a Toyota Rav4?

My brother is a dealer. I'll ask him what his thoughts are. That being said, I have a neighbor who has had a Rav for 2 years and he said his wife loves it.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:56 PM
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Thanks Keeto.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:09 PM
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My grandma has an older one that I have rode in plenty of times. It is somewhat roomy and it rides good. Hers is very quiet on the inside but I dont know what size motor and all it is. Hope I helped...
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:58 PM
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Between a Rav4 and CRV it's got to be a CRV. The Rav4 just does not have as large of an interior, but it does have a really peppy V6 available!
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