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Smooth Hwy, Little Rough Local Part 3
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By sy
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Vehicle

2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Follow up to my 10/21/08 review. Hesitation while accelerating is still there, just had to get used to it. Sometimes still annoying when you need to give it some gas, the vehicle doesn't move right away. I'm not convinced it's torque steer. I'm back to premium gas to see if helps, not it. Still don't think it's the trans. Dealer says it's, "manufacturer computer programmed". I guess it's better than it accelerating by itself. Look for VVT-I Oil Hose Replacement recall. Enter VIN on Toyota website to find out about yours. All in all, it still drives well, though. The styling hasn't changed much on the RAV4s, so I feel it was a good choice made then. Recently got asked if it was 2009 or 2010.


Best Features

The exterior design virtually unchanged the last couple of years. Roomy back seat and good cargo room in back. Will still buy Toyota/Lexus if built in Japan.


Worst Features

Visor starting to squeak. Ability to reset to tire pressure warning light. It comes on every season change. Hinges and door jambs hold a lot of water, especially the rear swing out door. Have a feeling rust will start to surface there first. Need to improve water run-off.


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Missing my RAV4
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By Car Nut
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

In 2008, we needed to refresh our cars. I always like the look of the 2008 CR-V so I bought one. My wife really love it so she claimed it. Well, I was jealous but didn't want 2 CR-V on the driveway so I bought a 2007 RAV-4 instead. I must say, I love driving the RAV-4 better, I find it more solid, reliable and fun to drive. I didn't notice the difference in gas mileage between our 4 cyl CR-V to our V6 RAV-4. Recently we moved to a high-end neighborhood where everyone drives BMW, Lexus, MB, so we decided to get rid of both vehicles and buy me a RX350 and my wife a GX470. The only reason I am here is to vent how much I miss my RAV-4 with its "fun" qualities. OH the V6 POWER!


Best Features

V6 Power, Fun to drive, economical, RELIABLE, VERY cheap to maintain


Worst Features

Better interior


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after 3 years, a few problems
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Fun To Drive
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By icwl
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Vehicle

2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Generally a quality, functional vehicle. Quick acceleration, good visibility. Experienced problem with wheel speed sensors (check engine, VSD, 4WD lights came on) so no cruise control and rough engine were the result. $800 repair which was difficult for dealership to solve and very annoying. Tires wear quickly but have good grip on dry and wet roads. Adequate on snow.


Best Features

ride height, acceleration, clean lines.


Worst Features

heat-air conditioning controls confusing (corrected in newer models). Bluetooth steering wheel controls are unlit and non-intuitive (e.g. hanging up when a call comes in). Bluetooth should be standard. Antenna should be in window. 3rd row seat should be available with leather option.


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Overall Very Good Experiance
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Ny'er
on

Vehicle

2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Almost up to 36,0000 miles. I took it to the dealer since I had the thunking in the steering column. They are fixing under warranty. They noticed the water pump was leaking and fixing under warranty as well. The front brakes needed replacement too. The tires are showing their wear and need to be replaced, these were the Geolander OEM. So all that being said, I would buy again. Love the handling and I feel safe in it.


Best Features

Engine acceleration, heated seats, room in the back.


Worst Features

JBL stereo is OK, I think they could do better for the price. OEM tires should have been better, I paid less for replacements which have been higher rated.


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Very good MiniSUV
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By Pancholo
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Vehicle

2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love driving my Limited RAV4 6 cyl 4x4. It has very good acceleration. The brakes could be better as it should stop quicker than it does. It rides smooth for an SUV. It is very reliable. After driving this fun miniSUV on long trips for 3 years, it only gave me a problem once. The dealer had to replace the steering box after off road trips and it started making a soft thunking sound when the wheel is turned all the way to the left (but it was still driving well). Warranty replacement of course. I would buy another RAV4 after this one gets to be too old.


Best Features

Good acceleration, comfortable ride, decent MPG, great cargo space, very reliable, and simply fun to drive.


Worst Features

Only one I could think of - replace the brake parts for faster braking. Hopefully better brake pads would shorten braking distance.


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