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Old 01-07-2005, 10:42 AM
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:44 AM
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vw + x3/x5= new rav4

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Old 01-07-2005, 10:54 AM
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Looks good for a Rav 4. Honda will have too step up its game with the CR-V.
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:26 AM
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Looks nice, but now I’m disappointed that we’ll soon have the “older” model sitting in my garage.

I still wish I could have gotten a small V6 too.
30MPG is nice on the highways, but pulling out into traffic with only 148HP is tough to adjust to after driving the CL-S.
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Looks much nicer than the competition!
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My GF got the 2003 AWD Sport model. It's the cutest car ever. Stable and light and useful. The engine choice could be better, like V6 from the Highlander & Camry. This new concept could be better overall. Too much "this and that" styling to make it unique.
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:29 PM
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The profile really said VW to me, for some reason. But it's a hot car, and I'm not a big SUV guy.
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:37 PM
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Front looks nice....the rear screams VW Toureg.
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:48 PM
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:53 PM
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I don't like it. Atleast it doesn't look like anything else on the road though.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:03 PM
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not too shabby
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:29 PM
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lookin good! ...is this a sign of things to come from Honda? A little agressiveness? me likey
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looks nice, i like it
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pretty nice!
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Originally Posted by Loseit
lookin good! ...is this a sign of things to come from Honda? A little agressiveness? me likey
Do you mean Toyota?
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Looks like Toyota targetting the X3. This may provide some indication as to the direction of Honda's CR-V as well.
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:07 PM
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I like the nice, natural progression. Good job Toyota.
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Looks pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Black CL-S 4-Life
Looks good for a Rav 4. Honda will have too step up its game with the CR-V.
A quote from that article with the pics.:

it is believed to have returned to the program after Japan's supplier network started talking about a V6 in the next-generation Honda CR-V, due sometime in 2007.
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:27 PM
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Mazda should be complimented ... looks like Toyota stole some Mazda 3 5-door drawings Interesting that they are going to make it bigger ... as big as the RX330?
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not bad, looks like the X3
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:52 PM
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Looks pretty good. It could compete against the RDX besides the CR-V.
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:21 PM
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I hate the front. It has to be toned down a bit for the production model.
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:23 PM
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I liike it, looks good.. Toyota has a winner
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"... 3.0 liter V6 is expected to join..."

Ya listening, Acura???
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Toyota RAV4 Set for Frankfurt Debut - - Source: The Car Connection

Meanwhile, Toyota's updated RAV4 shows up alongside the company's new Yaris compact, a version of which will also replace the Echo in the U.S. The RAV4 will also be shown at November's SEMA show. The third-generation RAV4 gets better performance and a larger interior, coupled with new styling front and rear. Both the RAV4 and Yaris will be on sale in the U.S. soon: the RAV4 this fall, the Yaris/Echo early next year.

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Rumors about specs:

- 6 speed, diesel engine
- Centre differential LOCK !!!!!!!
- DAC (downhil assist control like in Prado)
- HAC (hill assist control?)
- JBL system with mp3
- Bluetooth
- dual zone for all markets
- cool optitron instrumentation with some cool orange backlight
- smart entry is an option (card key, detects you being close to the vehicle and opens doors)
- US and EURO versions have different inside materials (Euro has more soft touch and probably will be a lot more expensive)
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Toyota To Reveal All-New RAV4 And Yaris At 2005 Frankfurt International Motor Show - - Source: Toyota Press

Toyota Motor Marketing Europe (TMME) will stage the world premier of the all-new RAV4 sport utility vehicle (SUV) and unveil the all-new Yaris three-door and five-door liftbacks, at a press conference at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Both vehicles featured at the press conference will have European specifications.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. will launch the all-new RAV4, its most affordable SUV, this fall for the 2006 model year. The completely restyled and reengineered third generation RAV4 will feature significantly improved performance and a larger, more refined and modern interior when it goes on sale.

The RAV4 and Yaris will debut in the U.S. at a press conference at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, November 2.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:10 AM
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Current one looks better. This one looks like they shrunk a Highlander and called it a day. The light up gauges are nice, though.
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Looks kind of like the upcoming Santa Fe
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rear end contours remind me of the B9 Tribeca.
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the back end is interesting.

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I like teh interior.
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not bad! looks much better than the current model
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Don't really like the style inside or out.
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wonder what they're gonna do with Highlander now...
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I think they're going to price this thing right out of its target market.
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