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2005 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Reviews

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beach car
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By beach buggy
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2005 Toyota RAV4 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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


Best Features

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


Worst Features

The audio speakers. ABS should be a standard feature.


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Perfect SUV
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By Pat C.
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2005 Toyota RAV4 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my 4th Toyota and it's my favorite. The height of an SUV yet small enough to drive like a car really appealed to me. Has excellent handling, great gas mileage, and is just a pleasure to drive. Owned just for 7 months and already put 12000 miles on it - makes you want to travel! Lots of storage space between fold-down back seats and rear area.


Best Features

Riding height; great gas mileage; smooth ride; good handling; cargo cover; back door swings open to side - easier to load into; and the expected reliability of a Toyota.


Worst Features

Ease slightly cramped front driver seat, make keyless entry standard (offered but not standard with vehicle).


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Recommended Highly
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By JD
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2005 Toyota RAV4 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I have practically lived in my RAV4 the past year due to graduate school and driving around the East Coast to see family and for interviews. So I have ranked up the miles on this SUV and everything is perfect!:) I get a lot of compliments with the way it looks (I have it in black) to the way it drives. There is a ton of storage space if your moving a studio apartment around like I did. It is worth the money and you will save on gas!


Best Features

It is reliable, good mileage, people notice a good looking SUV!


Worst Features

Comfy seats please! My back hurts after a while


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