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Hiya everyone, i had a 5 door rav4 until 3 years ago, got rid of it on scrappage scheme as it was starting to cost alot in repairs, got a Hyundai i10 and i dont like it, thinking of getting another rav, cant decide between 3 or 5 door, do they feel different to drive, any help much appreciated chrissy

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If car only for you your wee self, Chrissy, 3 door may fit the bill, but believe me, they are TINY, and more importantly only legally / logistically seat 4 humans. If you are / were used to the five door version, with its 5 seats and decent luggage space, you would find the 3 door very limiting. There are many Ravs for sale on Ye Bay of both 3 and 5 door vintage, but move soon before onset of snow and seasonal price hike. Good Luck and seek help with choice hereon if need be,

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Not as Tiny as an i10 Kev.........

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Hiya everyone, i had a 5 door rav4 until 3 years ago, got rid of it on scrappage scheme as it was starting to cost alot in repairs, got a Hyundai i10 and i dont like it, thinking of getting another rav, cant decide between 3 or 5 door, do they feel different to drive, any help much appreciated chrissy

Welcome to the madhouse, Chrissy. We've got a 3-dr & a 5-dr 4.2, both petrol autos. 5-dr has good room & is essential for family duties. The 3-dr is fine for me on my own for commuting but is very limited space-wise in the back. Both are good to drive: 3-dr is "nippier", 5-dr a bit more comfy. Fuel consumption is better in 3-dr & that may be down to less weight although it's newer than the 5-dr so the ECU may be a bit more clever than the one in the older car.

We're very pleased with both of them. If it helps, if you need space, go for the 5-dr otherwise the 3-dr is becoming a bit of a cult car and may be a better long-term investment.

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135000 miles and nearly 10 years in and my 3 door still makes me smile when i'm driving it.

for 2 of us and a dog it's ideal. We whip the back seats to go france to give us the extra space. its never had me strapped for room you can get a washing machine in the back ok, stick the Roof Rack on for car boots.

if you regularly have 4 up i must admit its a squeeze, 4 of us went in mine to angouleme in france and it was cozy to say the least.5 door would definitely have been better.

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Not as Tiny as an i10 Kev.........

Imagine me and Kev in a i10 :sick: I would be squeezed ooot the other side :blush:

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I'm not sure what age of car you are looking at but someone on here will know when the last 3 dr models were made. Is there one planned for the 4.4 model next year?

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I'm not sure what age of car you are looking at but someone on here will know when the last 3 dr models were made. Is there one planned for the 4.4 model next year?

The last 3-dr was the 4.2, so probably 55 plates were the last with perhaps the odd 06 late registrations about.

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