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      05-17-2019 06:26 PM #1
      Don’t think I’ve ever seen one without it. Sort of Infinitish with the chrome strips.


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      05-17-2019 06:33 PM #2
      Yeah, they killed off the rear spare late into that generation. Looks weird without it.

      I thought it was cool on my old Pathfinder.
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      05-17-2019 06:47 PM #3
      The first generation EV model looked awkward without the rear spare..



      The generation you showed though did have a rear-spare, not sure if the spare/delete was an option though.


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      05-17-2019 09:29 PM #5
      It was the last model year of that body style, and only the "sport" model or something like that, iirc. My wife was looking at these at one point.
      The upside is you don't get a spare at all!
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      05-17-2019 09:44 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      The first generation EV model looked awkward without the rear spare..
      The second gen EV also lacked a spare on the back.

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      05-17-2019 09:59 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      It was the last model year of that body style, and only the "sport" model or something like that, iirc. My wife was looking at these at one point.
      The upside is you don't get a spare at all!
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    9. Yesterday 09:10 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Yeah, they killed off the rear spare late into that generation. Looks weird without it.

      I thought it was cool on my old Pathfinder.
      No this is not correct. Only the sport trim lacked the rear mounted tire. The rest of that gen had it mounted back there.

      The Sport Appearance Package available for the 4WD V6 RAV4 model includes an exclusive look with a redesigned rear door featuring chrome accents and no spare tire. The package equips the Toyota RAV4 with run-flat tires.
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    11. Yesterday 09:21 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Maybe I'm missing something- what does a texting 22 year old who died crashing her chevy cruze into a semi have to do with the rav-4s spare tire?
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      Yesterday 09:26 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Maybe I'm missing something- what does a texting 22 year old who died crashing her chevy cruze into a semi have to do with the rav-4s spare tire?
      As long as people keep posting pictures of them operating a cellphone/camera while driving, then I will remind them.
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    13. Yesterday 09:32 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      As long as people keep posting pictures of them operating a cellphone/camera while driving, then I will remind them.
      Got it- The first pic! I agree 100% with you, and I'm probably the only person in America w/o a cell (by choice for 6 months now). Helps keep me focused when driving (one of the many benefits).
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      Today 02:01 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      No this is not correct. Only the sport trim lacked the rear mounted tire. The rest of that gen had it mounted back there.

      https://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2009-rav4/
      You can find RAV4 sports with the rear spare. It's the run-flat/Sport appearance combination that deletes the rear spare.

      My brother bought one on my recommendation a couple years ago, no spare. I'm casually looking for a silver rear door/spare combination for him.
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      Today 07:04 AM #15
      My wife had a 2010 Sport just like the picture above. He runflats were hard as rocks and wore quickly too.

      BUT...that thing was quick! Like irrationally quick.

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      Today 09:01 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      It was the last model year of that body style, and only the "sport" model or something like that, iirc. My wife was looking at these at one point.
      The upside is you don't get a spare at all!
      That's correct. The RAV4 is available without spare tire only on the Sport model which is at the middle of the range. The base and the Limited models have a full spare tire.
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      Please consider your audience before saying something sensible. 80% of TCL drivers were actually banned from Formula 1 for being too fast.
      A turbocharger is a device in where exhaust gases go in, witchcraft happens, and then you go faster.

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      Today 09:05 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 3WheelGTi View Post

      BUT...that thing was quick! Like irrationally quick.
      I have a 2010 V6 Ltd trim. With 275hp and well-geared 5-seed auto it is surprisingly quick! I put 19's with Continental DSW-6 and it is respectable in the corners too.




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      There is a guy who put a supercharger from Evora (I think) and he has his tuned up to 340 at the wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by MAG58 View Post
      Please consider your audience before saying something sensible. 80% of TCL drivers were actually banned from Formula 1 for being too fast.
      A turbocharger is a device in where exhaust gases go in, witchcraft happens, and then you go faster.

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      Today 02:32 PM #18
      my wife has an 09 with the rear spare. we keep wanthing to get the new rav4 hybrid but cant get rid of the 09 - its just a simple rock solid reliable machine. Would love to try out the v6 variant as i hear it is comically fast

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