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Vehicle2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewI bought it second hand from US (1 year, 7,000 miles) and drive it in Europe, where RAV4's with 269 hp are very rare. Fun factor is acceleration and faces of the guys from $50.000 branch cars when they cannot get me on the road ;-) It's bigger when it comes to passenger & luggage space then EU model. Good. Very silent compared to cars I had (even Mercedes C-Class is louder inside). Fuel consumption relatively high, but when you check 270 hp competitors you will see, that actually RAV4 isn't fuel hungry really. Interior from stone ages, even 2010 model left it almost untouched. Lack of board computer (EU's have it). Relatively reliable only when properly serviced.
Best FeaturesAcceleration of Porsche Cayenne (basic model) for the 25% value of it. Comfy on the highway, gets loud over 160-180 km/h (+100 mph). Sleeper type of a car, which easily makes drivers of expensive & fancy cars sweating.
Worst Features- Stoneage interior design. - Stronger brakes required or even a must! - Could wear better tires, serial Yokohama-ones are a nightmare. Exchange it right away and give it for free to your enemy. Mine Dunlop Sport SP01 gave this car another life (summer time).
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