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#1 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 06:57 PM
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What does "RAV" mean, anyway??

Hey, everyone! I'm a proud new owner of a 2004 RAV4, have wanted one since they first came out (the '04s), so I'm feeling pretty happy!

I'm just wondering -- and I've been wondering this since I saw my first RAV4 -- does anyone know what "RAV" means (if anything)?

Around my house we've come up with "Really Awesome Vehicle" and "Run-About Vehicle" ... but we'd love to know the official explanation, if there really is one!

Thanks!
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Recreacional Advance Vehicle
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RAV4 = Recreational Active Vehicle with 4 wheel drive
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Thank you both!! Now our curiousity is satisfied.
 
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Should the 2wd version be called RAV2? :P
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RAV4 = Recreational Active Vehicle with 4 wheel drive
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Should the 2wd version be called RAV2? :P
Hehe. Or it could still work as:

RAV4 = Recreational Active Vehicle 4x2

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I think it's Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD
 
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Sorry guys In my dictionary it says.

"Really Awesome Vehicle 4x4"




:P :P :P
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I think it's Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD
I think you are correct.

http://www.answers.com/topic/toyota-rav4

"Its name stands for "Recreational Activity Vehicle, 4-wheel drive," although not all models have four-wheel drive as this is optional in some countries."
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