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Great vehicle with some reliability issues
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By wolfzr2
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought it new in 2007, I have around 50,000 miles on it now. I'm getting my 3rd transmission put in. The original failed at 25k with a cracked output shaft, and the 2nd one is whining constantly due to a poorly honed final drive gear. The steering shafts pop under stress, and the rear diff makes an odd THUNK when shifting into Drive from reverse. I'm on my 3rd set of tires, and I've already had to replace the front pads and rotors.

Having said that, it's an awesome vehicle in the snow. Great power from the V6, plenty of room for 4. Just wish it had held up better.


Best Features

V-6 power JBL Audio Cargo Room Storage Doesn't look like a CR-V ( underbite! )


Worst Features

Better door panel design, it really digs into your leg. Better lighting in cargo area Better drivetrain reliability. Revised throttle mapping, tip in is very abrupt. A switch to disable Stability control. Sometimes in deep snow, it cripples your ability to get unstuck due to wheel slippage, and the subsequent throttle cutback.


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Dumb water pump location
4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By brettgjacobs
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my Rav4 used about a year and a half ago. No, problems up until recently. My Rav turned 90,000 miles and I took it in for an oil change and the mechanic told me that the water pump was failing. Normally, this is a pretty simple repair on most cars but for the V6 specific Rav4 the water pump is buried behind the engine and requires the mechanic to lift or drop the engine to get to the water pump. So, it's about a 700-1000 issue to fix and most all V6 Rav's will need this nearing 100,000. Just a heads up! Otherwise, I love my Rav4!


Best Features

V6 269hp @ 3300lbs...very quick!


Worst Features

Find a better location for water pump.


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Fun to Drive with reservations
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By momof4
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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Good: Many trips with family and dog via 3rd row seating. Love the V6. Has great pull into traffic. Lots of room, especially in the cargo. 61k miles in 4 years. Great little basic car. Runs smoothly and well. My paint/finish is holding up well. Negative: Replaced Driving Shaft @dealer =$500. Broken Joint on shaft. Should have a recall on that since it seems to be common that should not happen on a car this new. Interior does seem kind of loud and seats are basic. Don't like the floor mats.(hard to clean) Needs stronger front bumper. Wheel wells also rusting out, would like better coverage on the hubcaps.


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Really great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mac12618
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first Rav4 and i love the way this suv drives and handles. A very nice quiet comfortable ride and great handling. The V6 engine in this vehicle is silky smooth and is very powerful and refined. Love that V6 ! owned a 2007 CR-V but Toyota has a much better SUV. My rav4 has 140,000 km (90 000 mi) and still looks and drives like new !


Best Features

buttery smooth V6, handles great, good fuel economy for a V6, great looks.


Worst Features

less hard plastics in interior, put a rear lift gate.


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Paint chipping since day of purchase
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Kiki
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I have always wanted a toyota and this was my 1st experience. Love all features except the 4WD feature auto turns off once you hit 25 mph. Biggest concern is paint chipping off the hood. Looks like air bubbles that have popped. 1st noticed within 30 days brought back to dealer and all they said was go to a body shop not their problem. Never had this with any other vehicle I have owned. The pain on bumper is fine but now their are pinholes showing rust all over the hood and chips the size of pencil tops . Car has less than 40K miles on it and is rarely driven on dirt/gravel roads. Who can i contact to address this issue, it is obviously a mfg defect.


Best Features

roomiest in the back and the storage compartment under the floor.


Worst Features

Replace all the vehicles with defective paint. Not sure if it is all colors of just the navy blue that I have. Also change hinge on back door as it opens on the wrong side. Pretty inconvenient.


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