1) 0 - 60 time
2) the interior space
3) back seat is extremely comfortable
4) 100% japan
5) its a toyota
6) It has 4wd option
7) it has v6 option
8) it has good gas mileage (compared to my Nissan Titan)
9) trunk accessories
10) you can fold down the rear seat to load more stuff
8) Performance: lb./hp for V6 and agile handling.
8) Driver, passengers, and cargo space.
8) Style: the 18s and wide fender flares of my Sport are too cool!
8) Versatility: haul family, friends, luggage, sporting gear (road and mtn. bikes, skis, snowboards,kayak, you name it).
8) Above avg. fuel efficiency.
8) Toyota quality and reliability.
8) FUN to drive!!!
- Drive train w/ 5 speed auto
- Option conveniences
- Reactive 4WD with VSC for stability in winter driving
- Styling (except for external spare tire)
- Toyota quality & dependability
Y'all have a happy & safe holiday weekend, time to take about a 700 mile round trip, first one for the new RAV!!
The most surprising is the performance to gas milliage ratio. I know I've said it before on this forum, but it's absolutely amazing! I bet Toyota could even tune down a few HP to get even better millage without anyone noticeing. It's that fast!
The rear cargo area is deceptively large. I have a 99 4-runner for the last 5 years that I used for track days. The rear of the 4-runner would be packed with wheels, tool box, generator, cooler, bike stands and various boxes. I was concerned that the Rav would be cramped for space, but after some oragami procedures, everything fit without blocking the window! Removing the rear cargo floor and side floor covers helps a lot, what a smart idea! And the ride? 100 times better than the 4-runner with over 8mpg better and TONS of passing power! Towes liek a dream!
Oh, and the iPod assecory plug kicks ass! Especially in areas without radio reception!
Heres just a few of mine, same as others I'm gonna type them out anyway.
White with dark interior
Very easy to drive (drives like a car but can go over curbs in coned off parking lots and not get hurt :shock: )
Lots of cargo room
Quiet for a unibody
Only available in Auto (I'm still a man and like to chose my gearing destiny albeit this is slowly changing for me)
Subwoofer would have to get promoted three times to get to the level of "shitty".
Iâ€™m not sure if this has been discussed yet elsewhere, but last night I found out by leaving the passenger door open all night, the car has an â€œInterior light cutoff featureâ€. If the ignition is in the â€œLOCKâ€ position and a door is open it will automatically shut off after 20 minutes (see page 117). My heart sank in my chest when I looked and saw the dome light out. I called a meeting this morning; it wouldnâ€™t go over to well if 10 Engineers came to a chair less meeting, this is a good feature :thumbs_up:
It might be a standard feature on most carsâ€¦..I donâ€™t know, but I remember a couple of years ago on the SiennaClub, it wasnâ€™t an option and parents were not happy about it.
Its kinda funny - only in America would a car that gets 24(ish) mpg be considered as getting good milleage. Most of the rest of the world consider anything below 30 mpg as awful.
Still, for a 3.5 V6 in a reasonably heavy SUV, I guess its not bad.
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