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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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By Kon
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car does it all. I love it. It drives a lot like a normal sedan, quick acceleration, great turning radius. No complaints about the seats. Everything exactly in place. Driven 20K miles on it, not a single problem anywhere.


Favorite Features

Standard fog lamps, big wheels, big side mirrors.


Suggested Improvements

Leave it alone!


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By Veldboom
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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The height and size of the doors enables easy entry and exit. Forward visibility from the drivers seat is excellent. A short turning radius is helpful when parking. The power seat and tilt & telescoping wheel help to gain a comfortable seating position. The ride is stiffer than a car’s ride. It seems like a 5-speed transmission would be helpful also for the 4-cylinder engine. The RAV4 is quick and does not have the usual 4-cyl engine noise at highway speeds. There is a transmission clunk on the first engagement of ‘Drive’ each morning.


Favorite Features

Power adjustable seat, large outside mirrors, high seating position, front- end style, easy entry and exit, short turning radius, convenient controls, high clearance (bumpers do not scrape on concrete parking guides).


Suggested Improvements

No compass, transmission clunk, no body side molding, no navigation features, spare tire location, no garage door opener link, pricy mud-guards (over $200 installed).


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What a great decision!
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By Andy
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Toyota hit the nail directly on the head with the new RAV4 providing what American drivers need and want. In-city mileage is 20 mpg+. Had a little rattle for a few miles but service department solved it. I've continued to "shop" after the purchase and am convinced the RAV4 is the best of the breed especially for a tall guy like myself.


Favorite Features

Never thought much about a 6-CD changer and love the convenience. Roof rack standard - a small thing - but a $500 extra on CRV. Have used it a lot since downsizing from a truck. Very handy.


Suggested Improvements

Rear mounted spare technically passe. Live in city where street parallel parking a must. I know cover will be damaged and it's expensive to replace. I admire Honda's thinking to bury spare horizontally inside. Safer that way in rear end collision.


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Not a vega
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By jack
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Totally surprised with the snap that this 4 cylinder engine has. Wife feels very safe in this car; have been in pickups the past 10 yrs and ready to downsize. Toyota quality and reliability brought me to the car; retiring next year and this is the sensible solution to fuel economy for a non hybrid. Plenty of nooks and crannies to put things, net assembly and cargo cover have out of the way place for storing. This car gets there now, no problem getting up to and over speed limits; runs so quite and handles so well you can be up to 80 mph before you realize it. I'm a big guy and the driver side is roomy and comfortable, selected the liqui-cell leather seats for my disabled lower back.


Favorite Features

Style, handling, Barcelona Red (candy apple red for us old guys) paint, roominess, quietness from road noise, unable to hear engine. A lot of research went into decision for new car and this is right choice for us.


Suggested Improvements

Haven't had long enough to provide valid input for this.


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