Originally Posted by Biggles
Some RAV4s don't have any sort of 4 wheel drive. I'm lead to believe.
They did make a 2 wheel drive version ('it didn't sell well). I think on the basis that the people who bought them "thought" they needed 4 wheel drive.
In 11 years of owning 4x4's: A Range Rover, Toyota Landcruiser, Merc ML x 2, Another Landcruiser. I've used low range about 4 times.
Twice in the Range Rover, first time it got stuck ON mud (not IN) and had to be towed out, second time, just to try it! (spring broke in gearbox and after ANOTHER trip to the Land Rover garage to fix it - In Low Range of course!!!, never used it again)
Twice in the ML, again just to try it. (It worked)
As rogue wave can testify, I live somewhere where you would need a 4x4 and I haven't needed a "real" one in 11 years! - Hence the possible change of vehicle!
Without wanting to start a war here, but from real experience (5 models in our family over time) I wouldn't consider a Land Rover product EVER again. My RR I only had for a year and it was a nightmare, Toyota on the other hand has been superb.
Land Rover do know however how to make a nice looking car!