RAV4 PHEV plug in for 2021 - anyone looking at this new 39 mile EV range CUV ?

Discussion in 'Toyota' started by 4sallypat, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

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  2. Landshark

    Landshark Active Member

    Nope. We wrote off Toyota’s after the Prius. Worst seats in the industry.

    They’d have to build something pretty spectacular to even get my attention, and that isn’t it.
  3. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Active Member

    I'd love one, but find all cars/trucks to be expensive. I might be able to buy more often than I do, but it's just such a chunk of money. I don't feel at all bad about the Clarity purchase. In my mind I plan to keep the car as long as possible. The economics of it are a great deal if I get 10 or more years, and I do hope for the more years number. i.e. I figure I save about $1000/yr in gas on the Clarity. It may be more, but I feel comfortable with the 1K savings number.

    So long story short, my vehicle needs have been met for the foreseeable future. Now when year 10 comes along, I may at least be looking around as to what is available then. I drove my last car for 16+ years from new (Subaru Outback 2003 model year). It was a good car, but really not so great on gas. Likely got around 20 actual mpg around town. Anyway, Clarity has more than halved my gas usage (since I commute 100% electric). Even when I do burn gas, it's about twice lower use & cost. BTW- headgasket failed on Subaru (twice). After I paid the repair once, I gifted the car away at 180K miles. I was really hoping that car would last longer than it did. I was sole owner and took good care of the vehicle.

    But yeah, if I fall into some money, I'd love to get a Toyota RAV4 PHEV.
  4. papab

    papab New Member

    Funny you mention this, when I mentioned the possibility of a rav phev to my wife she said no way. We have an 07 rav4 and the driver seat is terrible, & we have some friends who had a newer one & they got rid of it because of the horrible seat. It takes about an hour to feel the pain, so even if they've changed them, I'm not sure I'd be convinced unless I took a 1 hr+ test drive.

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