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Not digging the looks of the new Outlander.. Seems like most automakers are styling for the "Sport" in SUV while Mitsu is stepping back & going more for the "Utility". I'm also not super fond of the new styling but I can live with it as long as the rest of the vehicle meets or exceeds my expectations. I'm looking at the PHEV version. Though it'll probably be a few years ... Read More
Madison's a cool town, I 'm south of of Milwaukee but try to get over there a couple times a year. I really like the hatch on our Outlander, with the top part swinging up, and the bottom flips down, you can use it for a seat, or longer cargo. Not digging the looks of the new Outlander, I'd like to keep our '07 for winter use for me, and get ... Read More
I did not "introduce the Taurus and minivan" into this conversation. I only provided that information as background information about myself. And, once again you will note that I never complained about the Rav4's handling or ride characteristics, which I thought were acceptable. My critique about the Rav4's shortcomings could apply to nearly any vehicle as they were mostly seat comfort and ergonomics related, not vehicle category related. I do take ... Read More
You are the one that introduced the Taurus and Mini Van into the conversation. I did not, say and am not speaking of "RUGGED" off road use. A while back we attended a huge arts and crafts festival. We had to park in a grassy field in a slight hill, so there were terraces. The sedans were scraping as they went over them. Most SUVs didn't. To add insult to injury ... Read More
Actually rented in Reno and returned at Las Vegas. Reserved the car months in advance and got a really good deal. I reserved to get a mid size sedan (Fusion, Camry, Malibu etc. size} Deske agent tried to put us in a Spark but I protested based on what I had reserved. Finally he hemmed and hawed and put us in the Rav4.
Way too much airflow into the vehicle when everything was turned off. If you set the ventilation to recirculate it should alleviate that. Most cars flow-through vent when left on fresh-air at highway speed.
It's really too bad it's hard to rent a lot of new cars - most don't seem to make it to the rental fleets and not many dealers will let you take a demo home overnight. Kind of surprising that you wound up in a RAV4 - I'm guessing you rented in Vegas which has a wider variety of cars (and exotics) than most places?
Boy, talk about an overreaction to my posts. As a matter of fact, a small crossover SUV may be on my list to replace my Taurus in the future. I was just posting items that I thought Toyota missed the boat on. Note: I did not complain about handling, braking, ride, noise, which I thought were in general very good on the RAV4. I only posted items I did not particularly ... Read More
The recent thread is about the new RAV4 vs all the rest. I haven't spotted one in the wild yet myself. Interestingly, you can still get the 2012 model if you want - just no 4 cylinder, much less the V6. It's the base for the electric version with a Tesla powertrain. I bet few people have spotted one of those in in the wild.
Doubt seriously if you will find any true "Crossover" or SUV that would 100% suit you. And certainly not one that leans more toward an SUV. This is Not a "Compare a small 4wd 4 cylinder SUV to a plush Wallowing boat, close to the road worthless on anything more than a smooth hard road" forum. This is a "Crossover SUV Comparison" forum. So what 2 or more Crossover SUVs are ... Read More
I'm used to hatches so the side gate is a deal killer. I still remember what a pain it was swinging the spare tire out of the way to get to the back of my old '74 CJ-5. I'm with you on the airflow too - I like being able to turn the vents off, at least the dash ones. (btw, one fun part of living in the UP is getting ... Read More
I forgot a couple of other items I did not like about the 2012 Rav4: Way too much airflow into the vehicle when everything was turned off. I realize all automakers allow a small amount of air in to avoid CO liabilities, but this thing felt like the fan was on all the time. The radio display washed out frequently in sunlight. It really needs a hood over it to shade ... Read More
Our '99 is a base GXE. We're both "average" size and both of us think ours is real comfy. It's lots better on trips than our old Outback. The '05ish Buick the in-laws have bothers me after a short while too, even when I play with all the power seat buttons. We lucked out with the van since we only tested it for maybe 15 minutes.
You must have better seats in your Quest then we had in our Villager, my wife and I both couldn't stand those seats on long drives. Ours was a base model, though, that was the last stripped vehicle I 'll ever buy.
Yep, but good luck finding a 2013 RAV4 to rent for a day. Some dealers will let you take a car overnight and that helps a lot - probably kills a lot of potential sales too.
Me too. Will definitely take a longer test drive before buying my next car. Thing is, you only get sore after a bit of driving. Everything is OK for a 5 minute drive.
Not a good sign. I'm getting more sensitive to seats as I age; the van is about perfect for me for comfort on the road.
CR complained about the base seats in the new one. They recommend the loaded models to get leather, but then complained about the mid 30s price. They also mention your elbows end up on hard surfaces. It's reviewed in the issue that just came out, I got it yesterday.
Good review - hopefully Toyota has made some comfort changes with the new generation RAV4 that came out in 2013. I would have missed the room in my minivan but I can pack "lighter" if I need to.
The new one got a much needed 6EAT. Even the old V6 had a 5 speed.
This review is strictly from a non small crossover owner viewpoint (Our current vehicles are a 2000 Taurus with 24 Valve DOHC V-6 and a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with base V-6, both bought new) We recently drove a four cylinder base Rav4 with 30K miles on it, with all wheel drive for a Southwest Vacation. Put over 2000 miles on it over three weeks, in varying conditions, desert, Las Vegas, ... Read More
Have a 2011 Rav4 that I got in March 2011 and In August 2012, the battery died, leaving me stranded while on vacation with my children. It was on a Saturday, late afternoon, in the middle of nowhere and I am still trying to get reimbursed by Toyota Care for getting a flat bed to drop my car at a closed dealer and to take me to an airport (more than ... Read More
I've also got a similar issue, I have a 4 cylinder 2009 CV that I just purchased with 76k on it. At 41km I get a similar sound from the engine/ transmission (well that were I think it is coming from) I know there is a issue with the v6 version but is there also any issue with the 4 cylinder ? I'm just wondering if this is normal or there ... Read More
adam2eden - Edmund's own "TMV" for this vehicle is $23,980 (prior to any rebate), and I know that is higher than what a dealer is really willing to take for these "last-year's unsold inventory" straggelers. I just paid $23,091 for a base V6 FWD, and I think I could have done a better if I hadn't been pressured by the end of Toyota's 0% financing offer. You need to be able ... Read More
I agree, this is ridiculous, November 2012 and no 2013 RAV4 pictures or even a hint at what it'll look like!! (I've seen the camo'ed versions) I'm on the wire to buy a Ford Escape but wanted to see, at least, what the new RAV4 would look like before I got the Escape. If no V6 is offered I'll be going with the Escape.
Here it is October 2012 and the 2013 model has not been released, announced, etc? Hello, Toyota!
Um...what do you mean expired July 1? This is from our rebate email: "Purchase or lease a NEW 2012 Toyota RAV4 from dealer stock before August 5, 2012." We bought on July 12 and submitted July 24. I assume both of those still qualify. Next week it will be 8 weeks. Status still listed as Pending.
Seen on the street. Big news is no spare tire hanging off the back and no more rear door hinged on the wrong side. The real thing is supposed to debut at the 2012 LA Auto show. 2013 Toyota RAV4 Spotted in Southern California (Straightline)
So, I'm armed with a bunch of quotes on virtually identical vehicles. 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD v6 The prices I received are remarkably similar: $24,500-$24,800 A couple don't include the freight/destination fee ($810-1,000 for these dealers), but the others do. All purport to have subtracted (as in, included) the $1000 incentive/rebate being offered in this area. The "factory-installed options" at invoice are basically: Value Pkg ($29) Tow Prep Pkg ($142) ... Read More
Our family always bought new cars ... Did you try shopping for a new Limited Toyota RAV4 V6... Being a close out year 2012... who knows.. you might get very lucky... Good Luck with your Toyota Purchase :)
hello folks, I am stuck and unable to decide which way to go - I am getting a 2012 RAV 4 Base for $21000 (before taxes). Dealer is desperate to sell me one and can further get it down by few hundred dollars...and further deduct $750 for Edmunds/Toyota rebate check directly frm Toyota (dealer not involved)...so essentially around $20000 for a NEW 2012 RAV4 Base (before taxes). On the other hand ... Read More
Hi ff811, 2012 RAV4 model is a close out. Toyota is coming out with a new design for RAV4 in 2012, because of which there are enough incentives and rebates.. which practically cover the Tax doc. etc. etc. That is the reason why I said do not worry about taxes and fees when buying the 2012 RAV4 Model. If you go through many of the recent posts of the OTHER buyers ... Read More
I am in Michigan. When I came to this forum there were not many clues on RAV4 purchase. Check out my first post on April 30, 2012. We purchased RAV4 base 4WD, with their option I guess for about $150. We got financing from Toyota for 3.99 percent and Toyota incentive of $1000 for Michigan. You can say that we paid invoice price + Tax, title documents etc. which came to ... Read More
Vivek, JUNE 29/30 is a Very good day to look for DEALS... June 30, being a Saturday do not know if Toyota dealers are open on that day. Car dealers are looking forward to meeting their MONTH END SALES QUOTA.. There may be many more Toyota dealers in your area... try them all. It is all a matter of demand and supply. I know that because of these rebates and incentives ... Read More
Hello friends.. We did receive our $750 Rebate. We followed all the guidelines.. and applied for the $750 rebate BEFORE our Toyota RAV4 purchase. This rebate is a consolation because our toyota purchase price (deal) was not as extraordinary as claimed by many of our friends over here... as at the time there were not enough clues on price negotiatons. Check my very first message no. 3669 and 3670 , posted ... Read More
Dont bother with rebate -- its a big scam. They will notify you the rebate invalid and when you contact the call center to discuss it they blow you off. Toyota would be better served by having a different process for a rebate. They are just upsetting their customer base when the rebate is denied. This promotion is back firing.
Under the circumstances WE purchased... I consider it decent.. I had visited this forum then... and there were hardly any entries from buyers. In fact I remember wondering.. if there were anybody even buying Toyota RAV4... Comparatively.. the Honda CRV forum was much more active. We wanted Toyota RAV4 because we wanted something that did not look like the current SUV's i.e. (like a wagon). Therefore the WHEEL and door behind ... Read More
Went in to sign the paperwork last night and they tried a financing trick saying I couldn't get the Toyota no interest financing but got me some other at 1.5% trying to make a few hundred off me. I then said that should make me eligible for the $1000 customer cash back. They tried to say no but ultimately caved. 2012 Toyota RAV4 2WD with moonroof upgrade package $20898 plus tax, ... Read More
I got the 2012 RAV4 Sport 4x2 6 cyl (with sunroof, roofrack, etc for 25,600 + t&l) minus the rebate and my cost was 24,850. did you also get the $750 rebate from Toyota thru Edmunds.com?
Yeah, I considered many other options before buying the RAV4. I considered another Honda Fit, the CRV, the Ford Focus, the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 3, the Hyundai Elantra GT (won't be out until July at the earliest) and Accent, and the Prius. Basically, all hatchback/5-door versions with decent gas mileage. After going through all of that, and getting quotes for all the cars, we thought the RAV4 was the best ... Read More
Hi all, What is the difference between this: 2012 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd 4WD 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd and a regular 4 cyl Limited? What is the "AT"? Automatic Transmission? thanks.
Congrats! I think you got a very fair price for a 4WD option. I'm in the market for a RAV4 myself, looking for a 'base' model (4-cylinder, 2WD with upgrade package of 17" alloy wheels and moonroof). The best quote I've received is 21,600 + TTL. I'm located in Southern California.
I think they are gouging you on that doc fee and there probably is still a couple hundred bucks of room on the vehicle itself. You can probably legitimately get them to knock off another $500 in all off the OTD. E-mail other dealers in the area and see if they can beat that quoted price. If you can't get a better quote to leverage against the dealer and the dealer ... Read More
I live in Greater Boston. In January I leased a 2011 Rav4 base model 4x4 with automatic transmission. It was a 36 month lease with 12k miles/year. The MSRP was $25,124. My total out of pocket was $3999 and the dealer kept a $400 Toyota rebate. My monthly payment is $121.24 plus tax (which makes the monthly payment $128.82) I'm now in the market for a second vehicle. Should I be ... Read More
Hi, Have you research 2012 model? Is it me or is there a shortage for 2012 model? The 2011 limited RAV4 used to come fully equipped with nav, back up cam, tow prep, and then some (molding, exhaust tip, etc). I could not find equivalent model in So Cal. Most limited RAV4 V6 FWD seems to be basically that with MSRP 28K+, and 29K if molding, exhaust tip. I could find ... Read More
Hi wink2K- it was Rodland Toyota in Everett, WA. 19 mile drive from where we live in Seattle, but worth the trip. I just got it this past Saturday and they still had a good selection of colors in the 2011 4WDs, and there might also be some 2012s there by now. I had a great experience there - no last minute surprises, everything very straightforward. Good luck!
Just purchased a new 2011 base FWD RAV4 with extra value package, cargo mat set and mudflaps. We chose to forego the financing and took the Toyota rebate of $500, for a total price of $21,859 plus tax of $2142 (I'm in Washington state, so tax was 9.5%), dealer doc fee $150 and licensing/registration $200. OTD for $24,336. I did all my negotiations through the internet, and seems like most dealers ... Read More
Congratulations on your purchase... John! John... when you say that "if i paid cash the car would of cost $ 22,167 out the door"... is this $22,167 including the trade in for toyota camry? I mean: camry trade + $22,167 = Out the door? Just wondering. Look like a Great Deal. Enjoy your New Rav4 :)
Their websites show 7.5" ground clearance for the RAV4 vs. 6.7" for the AWD CR-V..
I meant the vehicle sits higher. I believe the redesigned CRV is lower than the 2011 for improved aerodynamics.
I don't know about #1, but regarding #2, ground clearance has nothing to do with the diameter of the wheel..
Is this true comparing the base models CRV/RAV4 1) The CRV is safer 2) The RAV4 sit higher and has more ground clearance (17 in wheel vs 16 inch )
Toyota made a change to the 4 cylinder equipped RAV4 models in 2009. The new 2.5 engine does not appear to have the oil consumption problems mentioned by those having earlier models. My RAV4 (2009) just clicked over 30,000 miles and I just did the 5th oil change. I put the used oil in a 5 gallon container and it was about 4.5 quarts which is the fill amount from the ... Read More
Ok most knowledgeable fellow forumers....this is the dilemma. I have an '04 Camry that I bought new. Just turned over 112K last day or two. It's always ridden a little rough for my liking but has been good car and still is. I have head wheel bearing "issue" in right front and it's been replaced twice. Have used the same local honest mechanic since beginning of time (yeh I know "honest ... Read More
I am looking for a Lease on either the 2011 or 2012 RAV4 and visited a dealer in the NY area. He stated that Toyota does not offer a 3rd row in a limited edition with Leather and that I would have to buy a base model and have the dealer install the leather seats. Here is what I am being offered - 4 WD Base Model 4 cylinder RAV4 with ... Read More
I did not get the rav 4 yet. I am planning on waiting until Christmas eve - go talk to the Dealers (will be the first tiem) and then give them a week to negotiate and go back on Newyears eve to buy. Hopefully by then they should have the 2012 in the lot. By what I hear- there are not much differences between 2011 and 2012. I am not too ... Read More
where did u get the information from on the 2012 rav?
1 2012 RAV4 Product Information Note: All specs are for both two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) unless otherwise noted. SMIAETNRNIAX S P E C I F I C A T I O N S 2012 RAV4 Product Information ENGINE FOUR-CYLINDER V6 Type, Materials 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, doubleoverhead cam, 16-valve with dual VVT-i 3.5-liter, six-cylinder, doubleoverhead cam, 24-valve with dual VVT-i Valvetrain DOHC, four-valve/cylinder DOHC, four-valve/cylinder Displacement 2,494 cc 3,456 cc ... Read More
Hi, we will getting delivery today from newjersey dch toyota after wait for our choice color silver coming today and we were given price of 2011 rava 4 awd base with mud guard,inter tan cover for 23909 and we got pre approved for graduation 1000 off with 3.99 apr for 36months..... i agreed with you....they donot want to have much deal on rava 4 since 75% rava 4 made in japan.... ... Read More
Forget that, Toyota definitely has a 2011 RAV 4 that will be hitting dealers in a month or so. I even have the 2011 brochure. And I will be buying one soon after they start coming. I do like buying the last year before a major redesign. I understand the 2012 will be more like a truck than in the past. And the last year before redesign is almost always the ... Read More
nah, toyota won't skip the 2011 model; it will be available shortly...before year's end
Edmunds' own site says 2012 Rav4's will be released in summer of 2011. With the lack of info out there about 2011's, that tells me there will be no (or very minor) change from 2010 to 2011 Rav4's...and maybe not even any 2011's. It wouldn't be be the first time a manufacturer skipped a year. For example, here it is 9/10/10 and no 2011's out there that I can see, although ... Read More
I am definitely planning to buy a new Rav4 Ltd. with the V6 engine. My timing is a little uncertain at this time but it might have to be sooner rather than later. There will be a redsigned Rav4 in 2012 and the way some manufacturers are eliminating the V6 option, I suspect it may be only a matter of time for Toyota to drop the V6 from the Rav4 line. ... Read More
I flew into Portland, OR., several months ago and could see that the docks were full of cars. I notice now my local Toyota dealer's inventory seems very low. There used to be someone one in this forum that worked for Toyota at the Portland docks and he knew a lot about what was coming in. Wonder if he is still here. If inventories really are low everywhere and with this ... Read More
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