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Rav4

Post by ntc » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:44 pm

Just got it :D Wish I had bought one years ago,the new one is fantastic ;)
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New Rav4 AWD Dynamic LOVE IT :D


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Re: Rav4

Post by VeryDiscoSport » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:54 pm

Glad you're enjoying it but wait until you fill up with petrol! This car is totally outstanding.

Two pictures.... No. 1 taken on Friday afternoon, No. 2 this evening after a further 133 miles of mixed driving. It won't need re-fueling until it has completed 624 miles, with another 1.5 imp gallon reserve, enough for 88 miles. Total range on 12.1 imp gall (55 litres) = 712 miles. Fuel used: Tesco 99 octane Momentum.

It delivers its 220 HP just as smoothly as an EV. But in my lifetime no EV will ever complete 700 miles - stop for a 10 minute top-up - then be ready for another 700 miles, etc., etc. ad infinitum.

The future is already here.

RAV4 600 Mile Tank.jpg

RAV4 600 Mile Tank -2.jpg

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Re: Rav4

Post by roadster » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am

Please keep us updated on how you like it. Could well be my next car in 2020 unless LR come up with a true competitor very soon.
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Re: Rav4

Post by Dashnine » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:23 am

roadster wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am
Please keep us updated on how you like it. Could well be my next car in 2020 unless LR come up with a true competitor very soon.
From the outside, not a lot!
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Re: Rav4

Post by ntc » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm

roadster wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am
Please keep us updated on how you like it. Could well be my next car in 2020 unless LR come up with a true competitor very soon.
Well day 2
500 miles done :D
Mpg awd on all roads driven as normal 57mpg :lol:

build quaity second to none no noise nothing, power all you need and more pulls like a train.

In deepest land rover area and the locals love it,try and buy one, dealer says join the long list and now I know why,as above this is the way it will go.
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Gone should have built it better shame nice car cheap parts fitted from new, expensive dealers :roll:
New Rav4 AWD Dynamic LOVE IT :D


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Re: Rav4

Post by RPR » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:35 pm

Glad your enjoying it but not one for me as not liking the looks.
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Fuel back to 10p / mile

Post by VeryDiscoSport » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:57 pm

If you're not a fan of holding onto your money look away now - this post isn't intended for you.

The new car has now completed 1,000 miles and the results of the full-tank fuel trial are in. I allowed it to count down to 1 mile to the fuel pump symbol at which point the instrument display was as shown below. I then loaded it to maximum with 50.4 litres of Momentum 99 and sat down to perform some calculations. The amber caution light came on at precisely 30 miles to "empty". It appears that when it indicates "empty" there's still another 4.6 litres of usable fuel on-board (1 . 012 imp gall).

Total distance run = 651 miles.
Total fuel used = 11.087 imp galls
Economy (calculated) = 58.72 mpg
Economy (OB computer) = 59.40 mpg
OBC error = 1.15%
Total range = 710 miles
Fuel cost / mile July 2019 = 9.98 pence

Rav4 650 Mile Combo.png

In January 2009 the average price of diesel in the UK was 99.42p according to the RAC. My RAV4 2.2 turbo diesel could just about manage 45 mpg so that was the last time personal fuel costs were close to 10p / mile (except for a short respite in Feb 2016 when diesel briefly dipped towards £1.03 per litre).
How times have changed. Or not, as the case may be. :D

RAC Fuel.png

2019 RAV4 XA50 2.5 Hybrid Excel FWD :D
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2017 DS L-550 2.0 SE Tech 150 6 SPD (Rejected per CRA 2015) :(
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Re: Rav4

Post by ntc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 pm

:o Mine is doing 2 mpg less :lol: not used eco mode just normal and sport every now and then 8-) the wife loves the fact that front parking sensors stay on :D so do I come to think of it ;)
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Re: Rav4

Post by VeryDiscoSport » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:25 pm

One nice improvement is that the adaptive cruise control now stalks the car in front at any speed and even stays engaged during stops of up to 2 seconds. If you have this on with the lane assist steering I've found that it drives itself in traffic, :lol:

On the down-side I've had to swap the fog lights for LEDs again because, as with the previous model, the H19 bulbs are like a pair of church candles. Small details.
2019 RAV4 XA50 2.5 Hybrid Excel FWD :D
2017 RAV4 XA40 2.5 Hybrid Excel AWD :)
2017 DS L-550 2.0 SE Tech 150 6 SPD (Rejected per CRA 2015) :(
2008 RAV4 XA30 2.2D XTR 4WD :)


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Re: Rav4 Temptation was too great

Post by roadster » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:25 am

I just couldn't resist any longer and took a demonstrator for a run yesterday. There is a bit less general insulation ( feather bedding) from the outside world but it handles bad roads nearly as well as the DS. What I really loved was the genuine sense of control and responsiveness compared to the DS. Instead of that rubber band feeling when the throttle pedal is pressed you get a proportionate response immediately. Gentle throttle = gentle acceleration, moderate throttle = moderate acceleration, full throttle = fired from a gun acceleration. It sounds simple but the DS just won't do that in a repeatable and predictable way. The CV transmission contributes to this too because it doesn't hunt around or get confused. On a car with two electric motors and a petrol one it would have been so easy to get this wrong but Toyota have done so well that, apart from the unusual noises, you could be at the wheel of a car with a torquey V8 with the accelerator pedal tied directly to the throttle butterflies.
I also realized how much I miss engine braking when the throttle is backed of. The RAV will slow down progressively as it reverts to charging the battery. The regenerative affect also operates via the brake pedal and if I have a criticism it would be that the brakes are not up to DS standards and as the regenerative load is removed they can require a bit more pedal effort to maintain the same rate of retardation. Its no more than a personal preference but I found the overall driving experience more visceral and for me that's something to enjoy.

The upshot is that an order was placed and because I took a showroom car I should get it next month. There are things I will miss about the DS, for example the quiet and relaxed motorway performance, and I have had two years of reliability, albeit a low mileage covered. Of course the other regret will be that I'm sure there won't be a UK forum as interesting and civil as this one but I'll sign off when the time comes.
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