View Full Version : Added another Toyota to the family

07-16-2011, 01:04 AM
2010 Rav4 base for the wife. So far, quite happy about it. Even has a center diff lock.

07-16-2011, 09:07 AM
Sweet, you can chop the front end off that one and reweld the 4Runner frame back in and BOOM! you are well on your way to another trail rig ;) :hill:

Pics? I like those Rav4's and their styling has come around IMHO.


07-19-2011, 02:03 PM
Here are the pictures:





I love this thing!! Going to take it to the mountains this weekend, so we'll see how it does. I'm so stoked!

It drives awesome, we are averaging 25 mpg, and it is WAY more comfortable than any of the minitrucks I drive, or the corolla.

Now I need to fix the corolla, as its starving fuel at under a half tank. Likely a fuel pump or filter, so I'll be replacing the filter shortly.

07-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Looks great - I really like the color. I would love to replace our 13.25 mpg '95FZJ with one of those - alas, the '80 won't die and the Missus loves it, other than the mileage.

07-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Yeah, I love the color.

Going to make a canvas liner for back, when the seats are down, so the camping gear doesn't get the seat backs and floor all dirty.

07-21-2011, 02:02 PM
Wow, RAV4s have gotten a lot fancier.

07-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Looks like a really nice car, congratulations!

07-21-2011, 04:42 PM
Thanks! and yeah, they are quite a bit different from the original model that toyota came out with back in the day. That is both good and bad.

07-21-2011, 05:48 PM
I think that looks great!


07-25-2011, 01:03 PM
It can "wheel"! LOL!




07-25-2011, 01:51 PM
The all electric Rav4 is supposed to debut in 2012


Will it be able to crawl without swapping gears?

07-25-2011, 02:30 PM

And no, this thing cannot "crawl" to save its life. Definitely stalled the torgue converter a couple times going over the baby rocks. Had to back up and "bump" it, LOL.

I was overall very happy with it. I loaded it up with a bunch of gear, far more than was needed for the overnight trip, but I wanted to load it down and see how it handled and what the power was like. With the seats down, it has plenty of cargo space, and I was very pleased with the ease of loading in and out (vs a lifted 1st gen 4runner).

It had no issues cruising at 65-75 up I70 to the Empire turn-off, and it accelerated very well on Berthoud Pass, especially for a 4 cylinder. Averaged 27.5 mpg for the trip, and that was with the AC on the entire way.