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#31 (permalink) Old 06-28-2007, 02:00 PM
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I'm back. No problem Janos, Comments just hit me wrong for some reason. But, it does seem, if your RAV is'nt V6, heavily modded, or both, no one is interested. Just my opinion.
 
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Because I feel emasculated by the comments about the I4, I am trading in my Rav for a Hummer H2 and a bottle of Viagra.....
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I'm back. No problem Janos, Comments just hit me wrong for some reason. But, it does seem, if your RAV is'nt V6, heavily modded, or both, no one is interested. Just my opinion.
No problem. One thing for sure I've learned on this forum is that the I4 is not underpowered. Just glancing at all the posts that include I4 power will show that 99% of owners are more than satisfied. It's always been to me (although I'm guilty of stirring the pot :P ) that it's a personal choice.

And I think a lot of folks are interested in non - modded posts. I added a few mods, but wouldn't consider myself a modder (hitch, bike rack, antenea, mats and exhaust tip) I'm actually interested in (as I'm sure a lot of non-registered forum browsers are) the overall day to day ins and outs of the RAV, ie: problems, mileage, care etc. It's only natural that after a period of time the forum become more mod centric since normal topics will have become exhausted. Keep posting your opinion, even if folks don't agree or you think no one is listening, you'd be surprised how many people are thinking or searching for the same thing.

Just look at some of my posts, I've had verbal rumbles with some folks but while I don't agree, I respect their opinion and for sticking to it.
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Dont even sweat it Rav-er, post anyway you like it. The 1.8 I4 in my civic kicks buttt but the trick with any I4 is that you got to wind it up like a toy car. And besides, the badge on the back of our vehicle says "Rav4"
 
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I love my I4. I have never found myself in a situation thinking, “Gee I wish I bought the V6”. Maybe thinking, “Gee I bet that V6 would be fun to run hard”. When I bought my RAV I test drove both. I couldn’t justify the additional $2500 just to be able to pass someone quicker. Both the I4 and V6 had the 2-second delay when tramping on the gas and that is what swayed me toward the I4. I do mostly around town and highway driving and it is more than sufficient. Recently in the hot weather I have noticed the AC has a tendency to suck power out of the engine. But here in Ohio we only have a few months were AC is really necessary.
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If we didn’t tow a small boat and sometimes a camper trailer, I would have the I4. I bet the 170 lbs. less over the front wheels makes for more responsive steering. I do think it’s silly that Toyota didn’t give it a 5 spd auto though – still scratching my head on that one.
 
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If we didn’t tow a small boat and sometimes a camper trailer, I would have the I4. I bet the 170 lbs. less over the front wheels makes for more responsive steering. I do think it’s silly that Toyota didn’t give it a 5 spd auto though – still scratching my head on that one.
its called cost cutting..........you can now stop scratching your head.......
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If we didn’t tow a small boat and sometimes a camper trailer, I would have the I4. I bet the 170 lbs. less over the front wheels makes for more responsive steering. I do think it’s silly that Toyota didn’t give it a 5 spd auto though – still scratching my head on that one.
Better, they should have had a 5 spd manual.

My daughter has the base I-4 2WD and could not be happier - she is a money saver.

I have the limited V-6 4WD and am equally happy - I want something to happen when I step on the gas.

Both are excellent cars
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V6 Rocks, Love mine, 4 bangers just does not do it for me..

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i love my 4 cyl............................. i find the 6 cyl considerably underpowered, very loud at cruising speed and the engine rattles excessivly..........
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