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I love my RAV4!
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By Lynn
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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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The 2009 Toyota RAV4 drives very smoothly, has a lot of pep for a 4 cyl and great visibility. I don't like driving in general and takes me a while to get used to a car, but I felt very at-ease with this car right from the beginning.


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Trans axle noise 35 mph to 55 mph
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By eugene riotte
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Vehicle did not make transaxle noise when purchased! After 1500 miles it started a howling noise at light throttle, 35-55 mph it is getting worse, Toyota Tech is supposed to be checking on the reason for it, it has been 21 days and I have heard nothing, I am very dissatisfied with this car! I was told there was a production change, I think I got one of the bad ones. The service dept. replaced an axle at about 5 thousand miles and the axle bearing, but this did not correct the noise I am hearing.


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Worst Features

Gas mileage nothing to brag about, Vehicle will not get the 27 mpg on the highway that they advertise.


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4 months in my RAV4
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By ewg
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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very nice car improvement over my 2003 Subaru Forester. Others have noted the stiffness of the seats but my wife & I like that and have noticed that seats are starting to feel 'softer' with more use. The interior is designed well but the materials are budget. I'm getting between 25 & 26 MPG in overall use; some stop & go plus some highway. Very happy with my RAV4.


Best Features

Power of the V6 still with acceptable gas mileage. The build feels strong & safe. The RAV4 is very quiet on the road. I guess most cars have it now but the AUX input for MP3 players is good and easily accessible. 17" alloy wheels are excellent.


Worst Features

Interior quality could be upgraded. Air vents seem a little too high. Standard Radio is too basic even for standard equipment. I wish I'd gone for the upgrade.


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NOT a 4Runner
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By MARIA
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I drove an '06 Sr5 4Runner prior to the Rav4....and how I miss it. The Rav4 is cute...not really meant to be an off-road vehicle. The v6 is quick but the engine does whine slightly. I expect my MPG will increase as I only have 800 miles on the SUV (21 combined currently). Styling does need an upgrading and is expected in 2012. Some interior features need more strategic placement.


Best Features

Smart key, satellite radio, bluetooth.


Worst Features

Front cup holders hard to access cups, backup mirror is WORTHLESS. Get rid of spare tire on door, and make it a bottom open. Automatic door locks activate when car in drive or speed above 5 mph.


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Great Car
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By toughshift
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have put on almost 10,000 miles. ACTUAL mileage for every drop of gasoline in town and on highway is 21.9 MPG. Have the V6 4WD Limited with all the bells and whistles. This car is a rocket with lots of power and great handling. Silver Classic color is gorgeous.


Best Features

Roomy interior is great. This car's handling is great.


Worst Features

Instead of the LCD displays for the radio and clock, how about going back to LED's so they would be easier to read? The LCD clock is useless during the day. It's too small and is hard to read. Also, the radio display is hard to read during the day. Dump the LCD's, go back to LED's....


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