Bought this car for my wife who is
just over 5' tall. She really likes
the RAV's styling and visibility from
sitting up high. We both like the
point and go handling. Throttle is
very responsive... I found the
dealer's internet sales program very
positive. Straight-up sales person
claimed price was $300 below invoice,
but added approx $300 advertising fee,
which put vehicle right at Edmunds
listed invoice price (including dest
charge). Other dealers wanted to play
stupid games and need to get a clue...
We tried to find a vehicle with
leather AND side curtain airbags, but
dealer said Toyota isn't building them
(cloth was OK). Side curtain airbags
should be standard not an option
Exceptional overall car. L model RAV
styling is very attractive. Won't buy
another car without heated leather
seats... they're great. Toyota
reliability is hard to beat. Numerous
standard and optional features make
this car an outstanding package.
Rear spare cover latch is lame. Maybe
plastic grocery bags are not as tall
in Japan as here... hooks need to be
higher (duh). Side curtain airbag
option should not be an option, period.
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