2005 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2005 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"park" 2 reviews
CONS
"space" 2 reviews

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Jesse writes:
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Cheap,Fun,Good performance and good maintainance

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Build quality

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Rav 4 — The quality of the car is only ok but for someone average this is good enough.Performance factor however is quite good with fuel consumption not very high.Cost of owning the car is also relatively cheap and it is a very fun car to drive on the road.However the appearance of the car is only minor and cannot be compared to other higher class cars.

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Joe writes:
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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Fun and cute. It's also quite utilitarian.

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The only thing i dislike is the road noise in the back. I have to put sound dampeners on the rear wheel wells.

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Buy It. — Good pick up, comfortable ride. Very nice to sit in because it is clean and simple. Nice finish and i love the heated seats. We haven't put a cent into the car besides regular maintenance. Very easy to drive, small overhangs mean easy parking.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DenisP writes:
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4

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Very convenient car with a nice look and character. Very low maintenance cost and low gas costs. Very easy handling and very stable driving. Kids love it.

Cons

A bit small for 5 adults. More comfortable when there are 1 or 2 kids out of the 3 back seat passengers.

DenisP
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Nice, Safe, Fun And Reliable — This car is very convenient with a nice look and character. It has extremely low maintenance cost as there has never been any issue. Also gas costs are much lower than my other SUV. Handling is very easy and driving is very stable. Kids love it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Allison writes:
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Allison
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Excellent Car — I have been driving my family's Rav-4 for over 3 years. They had an earlier model and then renewed their lease with an updated version. The Rav-4 is an excellent combination of a roomy SUV with a more versatile driving ability. I'm able to drive my friends and our snowboarding gear up to the mountains, yet I'm still able to parallel park the car with ease. I like the new sleek look of the 2006 model, but I think that it is much bigger and therefore pushes the Rav-4 squarely into the SUV camp, reducing its appeal among the people who want a smaller but roomy car, and also causing it to compete with larger SUV's who have been in that particular market for longer. Now instead of being compared to the Honda CR-V (over which it clearly wins in my opinion), it competes with the SUV's of Lexus, Nissan, and others. However, the RAV-4 has been a consistently comfortable and competent car that I continue to enjoy driving.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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patbrayden writes:
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5

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the most reliable car

Cons

not to spacious

patbrayden
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None — This car never brakes downs since I have had it. It runs perfectly, only oil, tire, and brake changes. It's a very good reliable car to buy. This 2005 RAV4 is great in gas and snow. It is not luxury.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Erick writes:
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Agile

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to plastic

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Resale Value Champion — I lke the size and the performance, very good space inside the cockpit is logic and the comsumption is aceptable, good quality overall and good resale value is very important for the down of the new car, only thing i never understand is the center seatbelt on the roof and the tools under the pass seat

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Pawel writes:
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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It is 4x4

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nothing

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Gorgeus — I love every think about this car, I think never to change this car. Love to driwing never have a problem with it. If I need ever change car so think to buy new version of this car but my is very specjal.

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TERMOLI56 writes:
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the excellent condition

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nothing

TERMOLI56
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It Must Sell — Car with great performance for acceleration, braking and handling. with very low cost of ownership, compared to other SUV. 22/29 gas mileage.Car very funny to drive, easy to park. Interior and exterior in very good condition. It doens't need any repair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sherwin writes:
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It smells great

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Space

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My Car — The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most funkiest and gorgeous compact SUV's that came out. I like the whole package, but I wish that it had more bling. It is fast, agile, and has good brakes. The build quality is great, off course its a toyota.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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interior reclining rear seats rear door swings open, easy for dogs to get in.

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acceleration is SLOW, hard clutch, is not for anyone with knee issues.  

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Rav4 — the acceleration is terrible, this is a commuter car has AWD it's a toyota..... this is a great midget mobile -for the shorty's out there... (I'm 5'6" and if I were taller this RAV4 would not be for me) I don't sit close to the steering wheel which can cause less leg room for backseat riders....this RAV4 has adjustable rear seats they slide back and recline back which is great when I take my dogs hiking I can fold them down or take them out...easy to maneuver

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I Call It My White Rat. By csmack

It's the other thing that will survive a nuclear explosion. Unbelievable reliability. Great gas mileage for a 15 year old 4WD SUV. It's not great to look at. I will always continue to have that kind o... Read More

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2000 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Reliable Rav4 By Steve

I sold this vehicle for a friend who passed. Drove it for about 2 months. Very reliable, good on gas, comfortable, and fun driving a Manual again. NO backseat room unless front seats are adjusted for ... Read More

Clear By WCARLSTROMYAHOOCOM

Too short in back to sleep in for 6'-3" person. Best vehicle ever owned in 50 years of driving.... including Audi, VW, Ford, Chevy, 4Runners Exceptional handling on hiway and off....will go up steep... Read More

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