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Very Disappointed in gas mileage
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By Kurt & Jean Flaig
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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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My husband and I are basically very satisfied with our Rav 4 but are very disappointed in the gas mileage. We do not get anywhere near what was quoted. As a matter of fact, we are not getting much better than our full size AWD pickup which we traded for the Rav4. We are only averaging 19 - 20 miles per gallon and have even had it back to the dealer which they claim there is nothing wrong with our car. That was our main purpose for trading in our pickup, and that was the gas mileage.


Favorite Features

Our insurance premiums went down considerably due to the safety of the car which we were surprised about, and that we do, feel very safe driving in it.


Suggested Improvements

More compartment storage and it would be nice to have a fold out tray of some sort for those who eat while on the road so you have something to set your food or whatever else you might use it for. But mostly a bigger storage compartment.


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Nice and Fun SUV to drive
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By happy999
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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought a 2005 limited and absolutely am loving it! I don't think I will ever go back to a car. I have put almost 3,000 miles on it and enjoy getting into this vehicle to drive it everyday!


Favorite Features

Sunroof and love the get up and go that this vehicle has.


Suggested Improvements

Automatic door locks and headlights that come on automatically.


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beach car
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By beach buggy
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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is a right hand drive driven in Australia. I've driven the rav in the rain, on the beach, dirt roads and from short trips to over 6 hrs at any time. It will go just about anywhere with great comfort. It has more than enough room and power from the 4 cyl. I can get about 500k from a tank of petrol.


Favorite Features

The AWD is the best, great pickup and handling. The build quality is the best.


Suggested Improvements

better sound with built in antenna


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Great car
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By Bob
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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Put 700 miles on it the first week-end. Got 35 MPG on mainly level interstate with an automatic. Cruise control stayed "locked on" to correct setting even when crossing the Smokey Mountains in NC/TN. Not as comfortable as my Camry XLE, but then not supposed to be. Loaded a lot of stuff into it without any problems.


Favorite Features

Side swinging rear door, performance, MPG, audio controls on steering wheel, lots of standard features such as power door locks & mirrors, cruise, CD player & cassette deck, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Place speedometer in center and move tachometer over. Seats could be more comfortable. DRL's should be standard. Get rid of the ashtray and lighter; Camry does not have them giving more "boxes" for storage.


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Fun car
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By Dorin Viorel
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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Fun to drive car with an excellent performance in and around the city.


Favorite Features

Low fuel consumption; good acceleration; excellent and flexible cargo space. Excellent traction on snow.


Suggested Improvements

The audio speakers. ABS should be a standard feature.


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