2008 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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By Lene on


2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


V6 is very peppy engine. CONS:Driver's seat does not go back very far. I'm only 5'6" & I would like more leg room. Since getting the car I have always noticed a humming noise whenever I'm accelerating & at all speeds, but especially between 40-45 mph. It has never impacted the performance of the car. I just took it into the dealer to address this sound. The dealer confirmed it IS a problem with the Rav4. They will be replacing the L side engine mount, rear engine mount & L side drive axle damper. They said IF that doesn't do the trick it will have to get a new transmission! What a surprise that was! Thank goodness I took it in before the warranty expired! So be aware...and listen.

Best Features

I like that is handles well and is extremely responsive. Love the configuration of the back seats and the way they fold flat.

Worst Features

Driver's seat needs to slide back farther. Rear windshield wiper is hard to get, only available at Toyota dealer & is expensive. I found I can just buy the rubber piece and that is simple to replace. It should be made available elsewhere like other wipers.
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