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  1. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    Youíre not wrong. Mazda is even switching over to...

    Youíre not wrong. Mazda is even switching over to Toyota for financing instead of using Chase Bank.
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    Thatís too bad. My grandfather builds hot rods as...

    Thatís too bad. My grandfather builds hot rods as a hobby and always said Corvettes are fun but are money pits. Data point #2.
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    I agree. I thinks thats the only reason this...

    I agree. I thinks thats the only reason this discussion has dragged on so long though. Numbers vs perception.
  4. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    Likely donít have to if you donít want to. When...

    Likely donít have to if you donít want to. When the plug in battery is depleted itíll operate as a hybrid vehicle. It would be kind of dumb to spend that premium and not plug it in overnight for the...
  5. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    Lol!!! Thanks Chris!

    Lol!!! Thanks Chris!
  6. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    Ah, good points with the rebates. Toyota has a...

    Ah, good points with the rebates. Toyota has a lot of room left to qualify. I think 100,000 or so more units before it phases out for them.
  7. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    And then you embrace your inner Clark Griswold...

    And then you embrace your inner Clark Griswold and do this:
    https://giphy.com/gifs/car-deer-middle-finger-BMjPYvYhhVSLu

    https://giphy.com/gifs/car-deer-middle-finger-BMjPYvYhhVSLu as image won*t...
  8. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    As Mazda and Toyota are increasingly becoming...

    As Mazda and Toyota are increasingly becoming bedfellows, I predict Mazdaís ďanswerĒ to the PHEV RAV4 will be some electrified version of a revived CX-7. Iím guessing this will be in 2021 and built...
  9. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    But but but, itíll be faster than what weíve...

    But but but, itíll be faster than what weíve payed for!!! XD
  10. Thread: 302hp RAV4

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    Guessing the MSRP is going to be north of $40k....

    Guessing the MSRP is going to be north of $40k. Having just purchased the gas version, I take a little comfort knowing I likely couldnít afford this Prime trim, lol
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    The RAV4 hybrid likely feels quicker due to the...

    The RAV4 hybrid likely feels quicker due to the electric motor, but it just isnít.
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    That issue should be resolved. The logic was...

    That issue should be resolved. The logic was wonky at low speeds. Reprogram and relearn supposedly fixed that issue. Wasnít a hybrid issue either, that was for the gas version like mine.

    The...
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    That is an incredibly frustrating aspect of...

    That is an incredibly frustrating aspect of Toyotaís trim levels. I had to spring for a ďPremiumĒ XLE to get SofTex interior. I was pretty miffed that the XLE trim didnít offer a non-cloth option...
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    Nope. Mine is heated only on the sides.

    Nope. Mine is heated only on the sides.
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    Consider the gas RAV4 if your drive is mostly...

    Consider the gas RAV4 if your drive is mostly highway or rural. I was able to save about $5k off the sticker price on my Ď19 RAV4 XLE Premium AWD. Many people say the hybrid is only like $2k more...
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    2017~2020 Sounds normal to me

    Sounds normal to me
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    By that argument youíd see more problems on a...

    By that argument youíd see more problems on a Toyota forum but that isnít true. As somebody who traded in their Honda (and is a forum member here, RAV4World, and OdyClub), Honda quality has truly...
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    ^Eds suggestion does help. For grins and...

    ^Eds suggestion does help.

    For grins and giggles I cleaned my intake valves using Felixís method (B12 chem tool after removing intake manifold). My valves at just under 70k miles looked just like...
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    You want to do steps 12a and 12b several times to...

    You want to do steps 12a and 12b several times to ensure the coolant circulated throughout the system. Donít just pop the cap open immediately or youíll severely scald yourself. Piping hot coolant...
  20. My 2013 had a crush washer. Same size as the oil...

    My 2013 had a crush washer. Same size as the oil drain plug crush washer.
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    It would probably stall if cylinders were...

    It would probably stall if cylinders were deactivated at idle. The pistons are still moving but gas isnít being injected in the deactivated cylinders.
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    Speculating, but Iím guessing it canít inject...

    Speculating, but Iím guessing it canít inject enough fuel to match the increased density of the air coming it so it has a max limit on the fuel delivery.
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    That would piss me off. The turbo trims from...

    That would piss me off. The turbo trims from Mazda were a strong contender before we settled on the gas version of the RAV4. Iíd be pretty upset if the performance of our new car dropped that bad in...
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    Itís well established that the NGK plugs are the...

    Itís well established that the NGK plugs are the OEM without the Mazda logo (down to the part number printed on them). Yrwei did a deep dive research project and somehow found out that some CX-5ís...
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    Zero tranny issues with my 2019 RAV with about...

    Zero tranny issues with my 2019 RAV with about 400 miles on it so far. Itís decisive and downshifts/up shifts well even thru mountains. I researched over at RAV4World prior to purchase and the tranny...
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