Originally Posted by karrock
Seriously? It read like a dig on Toyota for pulling the V6 out of the RAV4. If that's what passes for "douchebaggery", then... Wow.
It may have served that purpose the first hundred or so times it was posted, like over 2 years ago. Now it has just gotten stale, tiresome, boring, whiny and yes, douchebaggish. Especially given that in this instance it was as a bad attempt at humor to deflect attention from the bad tech info/advice that was offered.
At this time, approaching 3 years into the 4.4 model, what point does it serve? I think we are all pretty well aware both that the 4.4 doesn't have a V6 option and that some 4.3 owners are really unhappy about it. I doubt anyone from Toyota is reading a random thread about tow hitches for the 4.4 and even if they were that such snarkiness would cause them to experience a sudden epiphany regarding the supposed foolishness of daring to discontinue the optional V6.
At this point, that sort of behavior in the tech forums is only divisive and alienating. It serves no positive purpose here. If you don't want a 4.4 in all of its 4 cylinder horridness, why even visit the 4.4 tech forums?
If you guys are still that upset, go send Toyota some hate mail or something. Otherwise, why not leave the 4.4 forums alone? Do the site owners and moderators not want 4.4 owners to feel welcome here?
That is way more than I would have hoped to have written on the subject, but the behavior has gotten pretty old. I would have hoped that I could research some info about installing a hitch on our RAV4 without being subjected to it. But since some people can't let it go, here we are.
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