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Good Vehicle but Overpriced
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By Ken Hartley
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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OEM tires worn out at 37,000 miles. More noise than I would like on concrete highways. Wind buffets when windows are down to the point they have to be rolled up. Rear seats not very comfortable.


Best Features

Power and reliability.


Worst Features

Better Tires, more sound proofing, ability to remove roof racks, replace oil filter canister with screw on type oil filter, put dual exhausts on RAV, add padding to rear seats. make a (real 4 wheel version) and real all wheel drive version.


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I would prefer to buy
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By Suren
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I like this SUV, more comfortable and fun to drive. I have Sport V6 with 3.5 L, excellent pickup.


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Happy Camper
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By Wm Leider
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2008 Rav4 Jan 2010 and traded my 2006 Matrix. Wife and I wanted something a little bigger and easier to get in and out of. I'm very pleased with both Toyota's and will buy another when I tire of this one.


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Size, economy, looks.


Worst Features

None


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Not so reliable as they say
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By Jacko
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I don't know what the fuss is all about. It's nice for the first few months, then you start seeing all the negative aspects of the car. Yes, it looks nice, it has lots of room, but there are issues. Overall, very overrated car. In reality, as an owner - I'd say it's terrible.


Best Features

Looks good. During winter it's pretty grippy on snow.


Worst Features

Windshield cracks every winter, brake problems, seats uncomfortable for long trips, too noisy, feels cheap, Gas mileage is average, the interior is not thought out. Who places cup holders right where you have power plug? You can't charge your phone and have a cup there. Lots of dumb things like that


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At first impressed and then not so much
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By spidermum
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2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am a 7 year Toyota owner and didn't think twice when it was time to buy a another car. My 2003 Corolla took me to 150,000 miles with no problems (besides standard maintenance). I bought my CERTIFIED 2008 RAV4 in November of 2009 and have had to replace the breaks, tires, and battery since then. At first, I loved the snappiness (torque) of my V6 Rav4. After replacing the breaks and the tires (after 6 months of ownership) I was a little discouraged. Then, my battery went out and what I didn't know is that the power steering is powered by the battery. I lost complete power steering in the middle of a major intersection and am thankful to be alive.


Best Features

Torque of the V6 is great! Very spacious.


Worst Features

Warn folks about the battery. I had no sign that my car was about to break down in the middle of taking a left onto a major highway. I lost all power steering and my car's electronics were flipping out. I plan to trade this RAV4 in for a more reliable Toyota or Honda.


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