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