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Tell me about CRV's and RAV-4's

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BustClays, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. BustClays

    BustClays Member

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    If you own one of these, please tell me the pros and cons. I am going to buy one or the other during the next week, haven't yet driven either but will soon. Thanks for your help and opinions.

    bustclays

    PS: I shoot a 32" barrel and am confident that my favorite trap guns will fit in both (That is the main requirement!)
     
  2. smartass

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    The CRV is made by Honda and the RAV4 is made by Toyota. Since you have less than a week to decide, just flip a coin.
     
  3. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    buy a subaru. i own two of them and there great. Crv will hold value more than the rav 4.
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

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    My wife has a 2004 RAV4. It's been totally reliable. Gas mileage was advertised as 22 city, 28 hwy, and it gets exactly that. It's very sure footed on slippery surfaces. 2004 saw the introduction of a larger engine, which had more power, less pollution and better economy. The interior is roomy, and the back seats can even move rearward for more legroom. We comfortably drove (four of us) from Portland to Omaha, then up to the Bad Lands, Black Hills, Yellowstone, Tetons and back home. The only criticism I have is that it's not hitch friendly for pulling a small trailer because of the rear door design. But, the rear cargo floor is very low, giving a large amount of cargo space. Also, I'm tall enough that the sunroof option was mandatory, as it gave me a little more head clearance (which I'd need on most cars anyway, including the CRV). We'd buy another RAV4 if we were in the market. I often swipe the RAV4 because it gets better mileage than my '71 Land Cruiser.

    Interestingly, the CRV was our second choice. A close second.
     
  5. g7777777

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    I dont like how the RAVA4 rides but Toyota has good reputation and resale

    consider the subaru Forrestor or Nissan Rougue also

    test drive them all- they will sort themselves out for you

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Capt. Morgan

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    Wife had a Subaru Forrester. The gas mileage of the little flat 4 is very disappointing (under 20 in town, 21 on a trip). My V-6 Dodge van gets 21 in town and 28 on a trip. Noisy, squeaky, rattly with an annoying exhaust system vibration at idle the the geniuses at the dealership have not been able to locate. Wind noise above 50 mph sounds like an open window.

    Secretary owns a RAV4. No leg room in the front passenger's seat for a 5'11" 178 pound office manager. Rides like a buckboard and moans and rumbles out of the cargo area. Best mileage of the 3 but you pay for it in flimsy construction and lack of usable interior space.

    Receptionist owns a CRV. Again, crappy mileage for an engine that small (19/24) but the best interior and the most usable space of the 3. The '07s have the lift up rear hatch; the barn door of the earlier models was ridiculous. Really noisy OEM rubber and not the most sure-footed of the 3 in the wet, but buy the Honda; you can always junk the tires and buy something that works.

    Morgan
     
  7. emm2

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    Bustclays I hope that Browning 28 ga. is working for you. I don't own either one but work on a number of them. Both are good quality. Honda as a rule gets better gas mileage and have a more spacious interior. Toyota has a proven track record in quality but are having issues with electrical motors like power windows and locks. Good luck with your choice. You won't be sorry with either. Shane
     
  8. Chango2

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    Get the RAV 4 with the V-6. It is a Swiss Army knife of a vehicle; is fast and reliable and does so many things well. Wife wishes she opted for one (in retrospect) vs. her Infiniti GX 35 (all wheel drive) due to the versatility she misses in a small suv. The CRV is a girl's car.
     
  9. BustClays

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    Hi Shane,

    So far the Browning 28 ga has worked just fine, haven't shot it yet but certainly do fondle it alot. About cars, I am going to test drive the bunch, but I have a lead on a Honda Pilot, 2005, EX-L, 28K miles for under $20K. The extra space appeals to me and I have never minded getting "good" used stuff. Thanks everyone for your help and, as usual, friendly advice.

    bustclays
     
  10. redix

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    Consider the Rogue. Great ride with super features.
     
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    Toyota FJ Cruiser ( TOP SHELF ) Great Vehicle
     
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    Don't dismiss the small Jeeps, the Liberty and the Patriot. The Nissan Rogue, has more features, better fuel economy and costs thousands less. The CRv has priced itself out of the economy market and the RAV4 has no resale value.
     
  13. BustClays

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    I will probably get a used 2006 PILOT for about $22,000. Only front wheel drive, but I live in FL and haven't used 4WD during the four years I've been here.
    Thanks all, Happy New Year.

    bustclays
     
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    bustclays,

    My friend just bought a new RAV-4. He likes it alot...all #300 of him. The one grip he has is the rear door. It is a swing door instead of his old hatch and tailgait design. It gets in the way and is not good to open when next to traffic.

    Really look at that feature.

    Bernie
     
  15. 8 1/2 shot

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    I bought a Honda Pilot in 2004 for my wife. I have tried to sell it twice as I trade frequently. NO both times. I think she loves it so much that she will want to be buried in it, and it will probably last that long. An outstanding selection I would bet you will be very happy with it.
     
  16. FN in MT

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    My wife was issued a 2003 CRV as a company car which she promptly put 80K miles on it in 18 months. We liked the CRV so much we bought it from her Company when they got her the next one. It now has 130K and has been one of THE most reliable vehicles we've ever owned. I just returned from a cross country 5K trip with it in November.

    The AWD works very qwell in MT snow and ice,especially with REAL snow tires .

    Great vehicles, that hold their value very well. An Americase with a 30" K gun fits crossways nicely in the rear too.

    FN in MT
     
  17. spitter

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    I recently leased a 2008 CRV for my mother - nice, no comlaints, came out of a Pilot. Question do you require 4WD? I test drove a number of cars with my mom and one that was very roomy and had a lot of pep was the Tsion (sic?) XB.

    Boxy looks are bit out-there, but it was comfy and offers a tremendous amount of legroom in the rear as well as storage. The automatic trans w/front wheel drive was peppy, pretty quite and EPA estimates were good.

    I think I would consider one of these when my Exploder is FORD.

    Jay Spitz
     
  18. BustClays

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    The deal is done, I now own a 2006 Honda Pilot EX. Nice ride, plenty of room and great driving response. I really appreciate all the comments and I know my shotgun will fit.

    bustclays
     
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    Electric Motor problems with Toyota. If the car is made in Japan it will come with DENSO electrics which are bullett proof, If it is made in USA it could have USA made electrics and yankee made electrics are not famous for reliability, better than Lucas (The Prince of Darkness) but never the less wanting in the reliability stakes

    Argus Tuft
     
  20. BILL GRILL

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    Ford escape is more car than rav4 or crv.Drive all of them and find out for yourself. If you bought a pilot you bought a lot more than the rav4 or crv what made you change?.
     
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