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Hey, all, from Tampa, FL. Picked up a 2016 RAV4 SE FWD yesterday. I mostly do commuting, lame I know. I had considered a Subaru Crosstrek. I'm not an outdoors activity person, but I usually prefer hatchbacks to sedans.

I'd wanted a taller car for a while, but I wasn't sure I could get my mother into a CUV. She has limited mobility, and I drive her around once in a while. She's able to get into her friend's Honda CRV, so I figured she could get into a RAV4. The salesperson thought the RAV4 was a bit shorter than the CRV. No such luck, it's taller, and she felt like she couldn't get into it -- perhaps the sport seats cup up a bit too much on the sides.

Anyway, the 'rents had a small metal step stool she uses to get into my dad's Jeep. That worked.
This is my fourth Toyota, and this upgrade is coming from a Prius. I liked the Prius, but I wanted something a little larger since people were always trying to run me off the road or cut in front of me aggressively. So far, other drivers give me a bit of room. Also, the Prius was kind of boring, and I hated the sound system compared to my previous Toyota.

I considered the hybrid RAV4, but they gave me a rainy-day-deal on the RAV4 SE. Not sure if I’m ready for the higher gas payment. But we’ll see. It costs me less to insure than the Prius, for some reason.


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Congratulations on your new ride - I like the Stormtrooper white! I use mine to commute as well, not as good a gas mileage as my trusty Civic, but I do appreciate sitting up a bit higher. Have fun and many safe commutes!
 
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