Originally Posted by bob-o
I might have a different seat, or be a different height, or something else. I was certainly not trying to say that you should not have a right to say you like one thing better than another. I have a Silverado 4x4 and it definitely has a much higher ride height than the RAV, and I like that, but not enough to use twice as much gas for everyday driving.
I agree the RAV has better visibility than most similar vehicles. That's just one of the many reasons I bought mine a couple of months ago. I could have had basically the same car as a Lexus, but the HID headlights and better nav system weren't worth the price difference, and that's not the image I want to project. I love my 2012, and I'm really happy I got the V6 before it was gone.
What I am trying to say, and I hope I'm right, is this: do you think that even tough Toyota (I am also mad about it
) had reduce the ground clearance on the new Rav4, given it's got more height than its competitors, it will provide the better "commanding view" of all or, at least, the same "commanding view" the old one had.
Why am I so insistent in this? Because one of the things I love the most about SUVs and some crossovers is the, again, commanding view they give in comparison of a sedan.
The Rav4 may not had the best ground clearance, but if it provides a good commanding view of the road I can anticipate any pothole or irregularity on the road before I hit them.