Team-BHP > Super-Cars & Imports in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th December 2007, 16:21   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 634
Thanked: 124 Times
Default Spotted: Toyota RAV 2 Door

Spotted this at PVR Priya Complex -

ntomer is offline  
Old 17th December 2007, 16:44   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
badboyscad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 1,501
Thanked: 411 Times
Default

there is a similar blue rav 4 (2 door) in pondicherry near my place. initially it was running with saudi number plates, now it is locally registered.
badboyscad is online now  
Old 18th December 2007, 11:05   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

imo RAV4 is a vehicle that should be sold in india
i wonder why toyota didnt launch it here
AMATMO is offline  
Old 20th December 2007, 23:25   #19
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,823
Thanked: 374 Times
Default

its even smaller thn the innova in terms of interior space. but can be a good compitetor for the grandvitara and crv.
fx45 is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 00:45   #20
BHPian
 
JUDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pune (Wish was in GOA)
Posts: 167
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Not bad but is surely small!!

Well, Rav4 is good have heard however does lack the pure macho SUV image what say?

CheerS!
JUDA is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 00:50   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,299
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

The RAV4 is one of these most popular SUVs in the US. In terms of reliability,features & perfomance,its scored a 9/10 in almost any car review.
Would be a good option to introduce it in India. Approx Rs18-22 lakhs..
Nitin is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 08:12   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
14000rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,980
Thanked: 1,184 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitin View Post
The RAV4 is one of these most popular SUVs in the US. In terms of reliability,features & perfomance,its scored a 9/10 in almost any car review.
Would be a good option to introduce it in India. Approx Rs18-22 lakhs..
one major leather dealer in bangalore has the latest RAV4.his wife drives it.The man drives a Landcruiser.The Toyota SUV family eh.
14000rpm is online now  
Old 21st December 2007, 21:12   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,299
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 14000rpm View Post
one major leather dealer in bangalore has the latest RAV4.his wife drives it.The man drives a Landcruiser.The Toyota SUV family eh.
Quite right..hardcore 'Toyota' fans.
Has this RAV4 been spotted/featured on T-BHP?
Nitin is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 23:00   #24
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 9,810
Thanked: 17,174 Times
Default

Frankly, looks more like a toy car to me. People are saying (eg about the fabia) that India won't pay such money for a hatchback: why should it pay so much for a miniature SUV?
Thad E Ginathom is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 23:20   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 47
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Guys beleive me - Its an awesome mini SUV. It is very spacious on the inside. Very comfortable. All controls are just in the right place. I had fun driving this SUV. I'd love to see this on the Indian Roads but then like someone said - I doubt someone would want to pay so much for this. One of primary reasons why the Forester failed I guess.
FancyPlayer is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 23:48   #26
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pune
Posts: 920
Thanked: 368 Times
Default

The new RAV4 is far from a toy. It has to be the most fun to drive SUV and IMHO is much better than Grand Vitara or CRV. I had one for 2 weeks in the US just after a week with the Vitara and its a superb drive.

There are 2 variants one with 2.4 and another is a V6. Mileage is very good for SUV which is why its among the top selling SUVs in US. The diesel is also available but sold only in Europe I think. Sells for between $20-26000
raul is offline  
Old 21st December 2007, 23:52   #27
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,299
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raul View Post
The new RAV4 is far from a toy. It has to be the most fun to drive SUV and IMHO is much better than Grand Vitara or CRV. I had one for 2 weeks in the US just after a week with the Vitara and its a superb drive.

There are 2 variants one with 2.4 and another is a V6. Mileage is very good for SUV which is why its among the top selling SUVs in US. The diesel is also available but sold only in Europe I think. Sells for between $20-26000
I second that.The RAV4 has a pretty good feel to it. I was considering getting one in 2004,but decided against it at the last minute. It definitely feels better than the Vitara. The new RAV4 costs b/w $22K & $28K.
Nitin is offline  
Old 22nd December 2007, 01:42   #28
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 9,810
Thanked: 17,174 Times
Default

I stand corrected: I obviously have a completely wrong impression, and have never driven one.

I still can't help thinking of semolina when I see one (looks like RAVA on the back) but you guys have me convinced it's more desirable than I thought!
Thad E Ginathom is offline  
Old 28th December 2007, 15:15   #29
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 193
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

the RAV4 is the best all rounder car i know of. i wish it comes officially to india with the auto box. its priced well has good features is sturdy is an suv. the only down side is its not made of grade 1 steel. wish it were more powerful and had a diesel option too. i love this car. theres very little left out in it. can blindly go in for one without thinking much or going wrong. its the perfect size for our traffic. the rear seat could be placed slightly more back to increase middle row legroom. can have a supercharged option like the jap mods. its one of the few suvs that have a very stable handling like the porsche or the hummer. not easy to turtle it over. surely the everyday use car for india.

Last edited by agent4ferrari : 28th December 2007 at 15:18.
agent4ferrari is offline  
Old 28th December 2007, 21:46   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,299
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

The need for turbocharging the RAV4 arises only if you want some serious off-roading. Otherwise the power is quite sufficient. Leg room in the previous version seems to be a bit more. None-the-less,the 3rd row of seats does seat kids with ease.Adults have a bit of a problem hopping into the back of the SUV.
Nitin is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks