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PostPosted by Kencat » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:37 am

Thinking of changing my three and a half year old silver deiesl 2.0 icon rav for a 10 month old blue hybrid ?
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by Big Kev » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:34 am

You will get nae argument from Andy shcm hereon......wax lyrical he will.
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:48 pm

From a financial point of view it wold be very costly. I would imagine a 2.0 will have lost a lot of money and residuals will be low. That goes for all cars really but in particular the 2.0 which proved unpopular.

If your car is low mileage and your miles per year are low it will take forever to make the car pay. If you do big miles it might make morse sence ..

My car is the same as yours but the 2.2 Inincible with every option and I bet the trade in value would be bugger all. It's the wrong age to PX or sell as the cars are no longer new or old if you see what I mean.

Also depends on how much you want one of course. For me cars have to make sence these days. :s_thumbsup
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by shcm » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:38 pm

Big Kev wrote:You will get nae argument from Andy shcm hereon......wax lyrical he will.


So far, probably the best RAV I've owned. (No. 4). Depends what your priorities are in a vehicle. It may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think it's an outstanding vehicle.
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by dave.m » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:10 pm

shcm wrote:
Big Kev wrote:You will get nae argument from Andy shcm hereon......wax lyrical he will.


So far, probably the best RAV I've owned. (No. 4). Depends what your priorities are in a vehicle. It may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think it's an outstanding vehicle.



+1, also best Rav I've owned, and mine ain't the posh one it's a business edition plus TSS.
Also my Rav no 4, would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one. :s_thumbsup
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by Kencat » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks thay sound very nice ! I do like to change my car every few years , shame as I will lose a lot off money, the difference between the deiesl and the hybrid seen very large , shame mine is in mint condition and only 34000 miles
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by anchorman » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:32 am

dave.m wrote:
shcm wrote:
Big Kev wrote:You will get nae argument from Andy shcm hereon......wax lyrical he will.


So far, probably the best RAV I've owned. (No. 4). Depends what your priorities are in a vehicle. It may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think it's an outstanding vehicle.



+1, also best Rav I've owned, and mine ain't the posh one it's a business edition plus TSS.
Also my Rav no 4, would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one. :s_thumbsup

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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by dave.m » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:31 am

anchorman wrote:
dave.m wrote:
shcm wrote:
Big Kev wrote:You will get nae argument from Andy shcm hereon......wax lyrical he will.


So far, probably the best RAV I've owned. (No. 4). Depends what your priorities are in a vehicle. It may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think it's an outstanding vehicle.



+1, also best Rav I've owned, and mine ain't the posh one it's a business edition plus TSS.
Also my Rav no 4, would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one. :s_thumbsup

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I really liked my Tiguan Don, there was a good chance I would have ended up in a new one. But I don't know
who they are trying to kid with the price. An R Line like the one I had but with auto DSG box is £37K list price.
What actually killed VW for me though was the attitude of them and the dealers especially. IMHO they should
be bending over backwards to keep customers like me. Truth is, they don't give a stuff.

As for the Rav, the Hybrid is a belter. I had been looking for months for a pre reg or ex demo. I kept missing
them. They seem to sell like bloody hot cakes, hence why I have the model I may not necessarily have chosen.
But it's still the best of the four Rav's I have owned. That 2.5 engine is sweet as a nut, and what a lot of
people don't realise is yes it it CVT. But it's not rubber band drive, it's a planetary gear set up. BRILLIANT.

Planetary gears, now that's got my juices flowing :D :D :D
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by shcm » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 am

With the current climate, hopefully the RAV is at least something to put a smile on your face, Dave. :s_thumbsup

The little Urban Cruiser has been the work horse of late, so I've got relatively few miles up on the RAV. However, an urban journey of about 8 miles, a week or so ago, saw the thing reporting 65mpg for the trip (compared with the official figure of about 55). OK, I think this RAV's reading reports a bit optimistically, but never-the-less, I think that is very good for a vehicle of this size. (...and the mpg figure below in my sig is a bit misleading at the moment - not enough fill-ups yet).

I'm not expecting to do so well on long haul trips. There's a long motorway run coming up soon, so I shall see.

The thing is just so smooth and calming to drive, but will still shift if you ask it to. The word "belter" just doesn't do it justice. ;) :s_thumbsup
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Re: Hybrid

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:50 am

Given where we live now and the increased mileage that goes with it the Hybrid would make more sense but I don't understand the technology and I think we are still at the bottom of the improvement curve. We have the IQs which keep our overall costs low but if we never had them maybe it would become a priority..
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