Originally Posted by 289fia
The Rav4 is outstanding. The V6 is as smooth as a sewing machine .. quiet .. and pulls like a mule. The storage space underneath in the rear is great , and there's a full size spare in case you need it, out of the way hanging on the back. Screw that 4 cyl 2013 CRV wannabe!!
Amen, brother. My 2011 RAV4 V6 was in an accident on Sunday, hit by a joker who lost control of his 2WD vehicle on a straight stretch of road
because he didn't know how to drive in the snow.
He just immigrated here from a SouthEast Asian country and I am very doubtful that he's ever seen
snow before, yet he thought it was a great idea to go for a drive.
I was in full control of my 4WD RAV4 until he swept me into the ditch.
I could easily have waited for the 2013 RAV4s to be available, but...I'm not stupid.
So I rushed to my Toyota dealer yesterday and got one of the last 2012 V6 Limiteds.
While it sucks being in an accident it could have been much, much worse: it could have been 3 months from now, when all that would be available (new) are 2013 RAV4s.
I find it ironic and sad that I need to be hesitant in driving my vehicle under the tougher than average conditions it was built for not because it can't safely take me where I want to go, but out of fear of the idiots on the road who don't know what they're doing and can easily take out one of the best vehicles ever made, at least for me, and will likely never be made again (by Toyota).
So I just reinforced my "no" vote, with my wallet.