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#1 OFFLINE   silvrsvt

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

God this this thing is ugly!
 

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They seem to be in a competition with GM as to who can make the ugliest wheel well openings

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:03 PM

I think it looks terrible, with lots of random, disjointed creases.  But I expected nothing less from Toyota.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:15 PM

I think it looks terrible, with lots of random, disjointed creases.  But I expected nothing less from Toyota.

It will still sell like crazy
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

It will still sell like crazy

 

Oh absolutely....we'll have to look at them in traffic, unfortunately.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

I don't think it looks all that bad.  Looks better with optional two tone.

 

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and in a darker color:

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:54 PM

Not Prius bad, but I'll call this style, "Japanese Pontiac".


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 05:23 PM

It will still sell like crazy

 

Toyota reports that RAV4 sales volume increased by over 100% since it was last redesigned in 2013. The crossover craze is itself crazy. But it is what it is.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:56 PM

You guys are bring mean, if they wanted it to be ugly they'd add a Lexus grille.   :stirpot:   


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:06 AM

IMO, Toyota has addressed some of the biggest complaints they get: styling.

They used to be very bland. So they spiced it up. Oops. Too much. Dial it back. Oh, and your SUV designs are a little feminine. Ok, here's a Tacoma grill on the little grocery getter. Happy now consumer?


And they're gonna sell a ton of them.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:42 AM

IMO, Toyota has addressed some of the biggest complaints they get: styling.

They used to be very bland. So they spiced it up. Oops. Too much. Dial it back. Oh, and your SUV designs are a little feminine. Ok, here's a Tacoma grill on the little grocery getter. Happy now consumer?


And they're gonna sell a ton of them.

 

They'll sell a bazillion of them no matter what they look like.  Toyota buyers buy for the badge, not looks.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:53 AM

 

They'll sell a bazillion of them no matter what they look like.  Toyota buyers buy for the badge, not looks.

 

Yes sir. Specifically, Toyota cars and trucks provide long term reliability and durability unmatched by other carmakers. If they keep that tradition strong, styling won't matter much.

 

RAV4 is one of the top five car and truck models that owners are most likely to keep owning and operating for 15 years or more. The other four are also Toyotas: Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, and Prius. https://blog.iseecar...-years-or-more/


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:19 AM

That is NOT ugly by any stretch.  As overwrought as it is, it's still very thoughtfully and cleverly executed and it's certainly innovative for a segment which is all looking the same.

 

Would I want Ford to do something like this...nope!  I would rather have a CRV.

 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

That is NOT ugly by any stretch.  As overwrought as it is, it's still very thoughtfully and cleverly executed and it's certainly innovative for a segment which is all looking the same.

 

Would I want Ford to do something like this...nope!  I would rather have a CRV.

 

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It's not Aztec bad, but it's not pretty.  (I do think Toyota could produce the Aztec and it'd still sell)

 

I don't think the CRV is very attractive either though.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:31 AM

 

They'll sell a bazillion of them no matter what they look like.  Toyota buyers buy for the badge, not looks.

 

No, Toyota owners actually think their stuff looks good - go figure!  There are many very odd things that cannot be rationally explained.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

Biggest problem with two box vehicles is there really isn't that much you can do to them styling-wise 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:00 AM

 

There are many very odd things that cannot be rationally explained.

 

The growth of crossover vehicles recently is one of them! If people were rational, there would be a lot more real truck based SUVs. And a lot more wagon and hatchback cars too. 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:37 AM

 

The growth of crossover vehicles recently is one of them! If people were rational, there would be a lot more real truck based SUVs. And a lot more wagon and hatchback cars too. 

 

Why?  Because you said?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

 

Why?  Because you said?

 

The reasons sir are because crossover vehicles are not rational by design and because consumers are often not rational in the products they decide to buy. For these reasons, 2019 RAV4 and other new crossover vehicles from other brands will find lots of willing buyers. Real SUVs, wagons, and hatchbacks won't be anywhere near as popular as the crossovers.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:02 PM

 

The reasons sir are because crossover vehicles are not rational by design and because consumers are often not rational in the products they decide to buy. For these reasons, 2019 RAV4 and other new crossover vehicles from other brands will find lots of willing buyers. Real SUVs, wagons, and hatchbacks won't be anywhere near as popular as the crossovers.

 

I'm asking why it's not "rational by design"?   What's not rational about it?  You haven't answered.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

The reasons sir are because crossover vehicles are not rational by design and because consumers are often not rational in the products they decide to buy. For these reasons, 2019 RAV4 and other new crossover vehicles from other brands will find lots of willing buyers. Real SUVs, wagons, and hatchbacks won't be anywhere near as popular as the crossovers.


Horse hockey. There is nothing irrational about crossovers. They’re just car based wagons with higher seating positions. The only real compromise is COG but that’s not an issue for 99.9999% of drivers.
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