February 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm #70123Zaheer76
Does anyone know if the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (due to be in showrooms next week apparently) is likely to appear on the Motability Scheme? Thank you in advance.
April 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm #75213Zaheer76
I personally like the grey interior – but it would have to come with Panoramic SunroofApril 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm #75214
I like an electric sliding sunroof
BBC Breakfast expert, Toyota CHR driver.April 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm #75218Macca
The Rav4 came onto the scheme on friday buddy.April 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm #75222Philjb
That’s what I mean about the door arm padding, where did it go, or is that Uber weight savings?April 21, 2019 at 6:38 pm #75223Philjb
It looks really odd as the arm rest is black? It looks Yuck? To me I’m afraid.April 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm #75714Macca
Ok, so decided to scratch my Toyota itch today. Called into the dealership, and first checked out the C-HR. Didn’t expect it to be suitable, and despite a very decent package, having managed to crack my head on the roof getting in … and out, it underlined that its not ideal for a 6’2″ frame. Surprisingly decent boot for the size of the car though.
Onto the Rav4, I was able to check out an Excel spec. It had the black leather with silver stiching and that looked damn fine and seemed very comfy. With me in the drivers seat, the 6 foot salesman was sat comfortably behind me. I thought the cabin was a very nice place to be, just a shame you can’t get a black headlining on an Excel spec. The biggest surprise was the size of the boot, its huge, almost as big as our Santa Fe. Today wasn’t a test drive day, more a look, touch and feel. If and when we do want to take one out for a test drive i’m gonna be keen to see what I make of the centre console over the course of a decent drive. It looks great and makes you feel like you’re in a cockpit, but it does narrow the legroom whereas the Santa Fe’s console is cutaway to give more legroom. Time will tell on that.
Glad we checked it out though.April 28, 2019 at 5:46 pm #75716moggyParticipant
I think the interior looks fine but the exterior is just plain ugly. There’s not many cars I wouldn’t buy because of looks, especially if it was a good car but this is one along with the Fiat multipla. I think I’d feel a bit self-conscious driving it.April 28, 2019 at 5:56 pm #75717Macca
Not for everyone grantedApril 28, 2019 at 5:59 pm #75718Macca
For anyone interested in the Rav4, with an hour to kill, this review has to be the most detailed i’ve seen yet :April 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm #75720moggyParticipant
To me it’s a shame, iv’e no doubt it’s a good reliable car but those looks.April 28, 2019 at 6:11 pm #75721Macca
Its pushing the boundaries for sure, but lets face it we don’t all like the same things. Overall i like it, but i don’t like the rear lights especiallyApril 28, 2019 at 7:11 pm #75725Dragonfly
They do say that Beauty is only skin deep but ugliness goes right to the bone, in this case the chassis. 🙂April 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm #75727Macca
Haha even fugly to some for sureApril 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm #75778
I’ve just watched the video I would like to take Louise minchin in the same countryside for a picnic on a warm summer day in a silver coloured one
BBC Breakfast expert, Toyota CHR driver.April 29, 2019 at 11:02 pm #75800Philjb
For me following that review , it looks like most toyota interiors, cheap and lots of hard plastic.
And did Anyone mention it’s ugly.April 30, 2019 at 8:06 am #75809
Phil it doesn’t look so bad in silver with silver alloys I built it on Toyotas website it depends on model
BBC Breakfast expert, Toyota CHR driver.April 30, 2019 at 10:21 am #75826SaintsMan
At least it’s not a bland, dull, boring, lifeless, VW.April 30, 2019 at 11:40 am #75832Persuader
well said SaintsMain!!April 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm #75835Macca
If nothing else, its getting talked about …… hahaApril 30, 2019 at 12:01 pm #75836BrydoParticipant
Let’s take a vote, I like it ?
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.April 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm #75837Macca
Yep, i like it tooApril 30, 2019 at 12:38 pm #75841JSModerator
Thumbs up from me.April 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm #75843OscarmaxParticipant
It starting to grow on me I would like too see one in real life, plenty of space for my scooter, the excel is full loaded and a better AP than the Honda CRV.
In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 PHEVApril 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm #75844Dragonfly
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s the wheel arches that I find a little odd however, it is a very angular design.April 30, 2019 at 1:01 pm #75846HammerHeadParticipant
thumbs down from me – I was originally very pro but after hands on and research its a no no – reason…
1 poor quality interior
2 poor (dated) infortainment
3 cvt box
4 sunroof and 360 camera cost cira £1600 🙁 ouch!