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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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VERY GOOD VALUE
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kenbowls
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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Have 2.4 l 4 cylinder and very little problems, Radio replaced in 1st year, tires at 30,000 miles, but otherwise, have 42,000 miles on it and love it, Hauls a lot with back seats folded down, 8 chairs, furniture business and a handy hauler for small loads.


Favorite Features

room, gas mileage, 23 in city, 28 on highway.


Suggested Improvements

drivers seat to go back a little further and eliminate back spare tire on back door.


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ALMOST PERFECT FOR THE FIRST 36000 MI
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ovi
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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We purchased the RAV4 in feb 2006 , it works very well in city drive , highway ride is dominated by infernal noise , the design is nice but the quality of this vehicle is nonexistent . After the first car wash i noticed a lot of white paint chips on the front hood then soon after 36000 a two thousand dollars array of repairs started : rear shocks, front brakes , intermediary steering shaft , belt tensioner ,dash glove compartment door . At 74500 miles every time i stop an a traffic light i have to shift in neutral because of very heavy vibration and noise and the CD changer works occasionally . The technicians at the dealership find all this normal , if soo , TOYOTA IS NOT FOR ME.


Favorite Features

gas mileage , design , city ride


Suggested Improvements

QUALITY , QUALITY , QUALITY , road noise , noise and vibration when stopped in drive at traffic light


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Lady owner
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By ANNE
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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is wide, roomy, zippy, comfortable. Has plenty of pockets and storage places. Nice to have spare wheel out of boot compartment. So easy to get in and out of with higher seats and doorway large enough to allow for a tall person without unnecessary stooping. But topping everything is the ease of the electronic steering and the use of cruise control on longer trips on the flats. The only con is the surging of the auto gear system, at unexpected times.


Favorite Features

Cruise control and the ease of steering.


Suggested Improvements

Lower costs for extras like nudge bars, tow bars and roof rack cross bars.


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$mart Choice
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By stephen
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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Purchased vehicle new w/ leather, sunroof, JBL, 30 months/21K ago. Choice was based primarily on "return of investment" having shopped for used versions (CRV/RAV) realizing their high resale values. I am still pleased with my choice, my RAV is roomy, rattle free,comfortable, easy to live with, nimble, relatively quiet, dependable, versatile and averaging 23 mpg in mixed driving. Sure I see more exciting, faster, sexier choices out there (I still struggle with the tire on the back) but whether hauling 4 adults to the airport, 3 dogs to the groomer or 30 bags of mulch I am hard pressed to find another vehicle that comes close to doing them all as well. The RAV has been a $mart choice.


Favorite Features

Size, driving position, ergonomics, leg room, handling, rear seat room and adjustments, flexibility, cargo space, full size spare, seat comfort (lower back issues), iPod compatible, center console, running lights, roof rack, safety features, LED lights. Has the good stuff of a SUV but w/o the bad.


Suggested Improvements

Auto temp settings out of synch. Less hard plastic on dash. Rear seatbelts difficult to connect. Rear seats folded cupholders create holes in the cargo floor. Add fold flat front passenger seat & add'l power driver seat adjustments. Hide spare tire. Key fob buttons breaking. Wiper controls.


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Poor Design
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By Rear hatch design
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2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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After driving this Rav4 Limited for 32000 miles I recently noticed that when it rains all my stuff in the rear compartment gets wet when the door is opened. Also there is no rear dome light. The light was put in the door which when open shines the light away from the compartment. A representative said it was a bad design and suggested I switch to a Highlander. Toyota should reconsider this rear hatch design. Honda has with its CR-V. I love everything else about the car. Please to Toyota make some changes. At least figure out a way I can add on a dome light.


Favorite Features

Pick up (4 cylinder engine) and radio.


Suggested Improvements

Rear hatch and rear dome light design.


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