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2007 Toyota RAV4

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after 3 years, a few problems
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By icwl
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2007 Toyota RAV4 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
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By Ny'er
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2007 Toyota RAV4 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
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By Pancholo
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2007 Toyota RAV4 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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Great all around SUV
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By Toyota Convert
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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Drove a new 2010 RAV and decided to save $$$ and buy used since there was no difference in looks. My 2007 RAV (12k miles) like many others had a noise/clicking in the steering wheel when turning. After research I found out about the intermediate steering shaft for which Toyota issued a TSB. Since mine still had the factory warranty (also bought it certified) I took it back to the dealer and it was repaired in a few hours, no questions asked. I signed for the warranty and saw it was 516.00. The car is now 100% to my liking and I enjoy it more every day in every way. Love it - can't go wrong!


Best Features

Easy to use controls - well placed and displayed. The fold down seats in rear are a snap with the rear release. Really like the cargo area size for a small SUV and the ease/design of the cargo nets and cover.


Worst Features

Could make a better tire cover design for ease of use - best idea would be to stow spare elsewhere and take it off the back.


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Disappointed in Rav4 dependability
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By Kerry Ross Boren
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have owned several other Toyotas and I liked them for their dependability. I purchased a 2007 Rav4 for that reason and have been greatly disappointed. The brakes went out at 17,000 miles; an oil hose broke at 23,000; the tires wore out at 20,000 and had to be replaced; the paint job is chipping; the exterior is made of fiberglass and is easily damaged; the power steering column is failing and will have to be replaced at 23,000 miles. What a disappointment. Toyota fails to warranty any of these defects or make a recall for potentially dangerous ones. I have had this vehicle a little more than two years and it has proved to be an expensive liability. I will not purchase another Toyota.


Best Features

Drive-ability; style; comfort.


Worst Features

Better paint job (paint chips easily); notification of defects and replacement under warranty; recall on dangerous defects; better body (fiberglass is subject to damage).


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