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Fun, Safe, Reliable, Sharp!
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By Chris
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Have owned this rav4 limited 4wd since aug 2006, so here's a real road test. Sticker said: 23-28 9 city/hwy), I average 28 mpg, with a few tanks getting 30-33 mpg. And yes it's a 4wd. Only changes made, were those junky Yokohama tires at 29k miles. Everything else is original & still going strong!


Best Features

just about everything


Worst Features

Road noise & engine noise... Toyota, please add insulation or something to make it quieter, would like you to fix that! Make it quiet like the Camry.


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UNRELIABLE
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By MIKE
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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Unreliable for the long run. Had several warranty repairs, rear shock absorbers, water pump, steering shaft. Then after 60000 kms no support from Toyota Canada. Try and do repairs through the dealers and end up paying 2 times the price on parts alone.


Best Features

Good styling and looks.


Worst Features

Provide a more reliable suv for the price tag.


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My "Dream" car
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By Gram
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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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My RAV4 is an unbelievable value. I had a 1999 RAV4 before I bought the 06, and it was one of the most reliable cars I have ever driven. Performance/handling is excellent, with ESC (electronic stability control). Fit and Finish is OK, with cloth seating, and some nice interior touches. Major flaws include no cargo net (when I have a heavy load, sometimes things fall out.), and that's about it. My RAV4 is probably one of the most reliable cars out there, today. Truly, my RAV4, is my "Dream" car.


Best Features

4 wheel drive, intermittent windshield wipers, handling, ride, comfort


Worst Features

NONE!!


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Loved our Rav
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By Warren
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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Our Rav was one of the best cars we've owned and we were so impressed on Toyota that when we needed a larger vehicle we bought a Sienna. The interior was so cool and everything was well placed and plenty of compartments to put stuff. Great car!


Best Features

The interior, looks, reliability, Ipod connector, gas mileage was good, etc.


Worst Features

2wd Rav does not handle well in the snow, paint quality on the metal wheel rims was peeling and rusting and an intermittent radio problem when it's hot out.


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A Tin Can
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By adavid
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this RAV last summer and could not believe the road noise it generated on highways. Didn't matter that I replaced all 4 tires...it was still so frustratingly loud, after a long trip, my ears would ring for hours. Later I find out that the sound/vibration barriers are pretty much non-existent in this car. The v6 engine is very jumpy and gas mileage is a joke. Poor build quality is not something I associate Toyota with but in this case... Make sure you take one out on the highway before you buy...you won't believe your ears!!


Best Features

Decent looking vehicle.


Worst Features

fix the road noise issue, increase gas mileage, tune down the v6


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