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2008 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2008 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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fox1fire writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Review
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5

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Ride, mileage, trim, fit, and over all looks

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12 volt out lets are not hot with the key off.

fox1fire
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Rav4 Great In Town Or On The Road. — Our RAV4 v6 is a dream to drive on the highways. We have had the RAV4 for 6 months and have had it on three 1500 mile trips through desert, mountains and seashores. Good handleing both heavy or light loads and brakes good enough for the freeways. We have made 24-25 miles per gallon mileage for the last three month. Great car for city or road.

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Jim writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 Review
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Power and handling

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fuel economy - only about 20mpg combined

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2008 Rav4 V6 — The V6 version of the Rav4 is a rocket! 270hp that handles very well for an SUV. Fit and finish is excellent - no rattles, no wind noise. The JBL stereo is superb for a factory set up. I love the pearl white paint as well, however small rust spots are showing up in top coat. Showed it to my Toyota dealer and they used Clay bar that took them right out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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To-Mec writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 Review
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5

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Great gas mileage

Cons

too small for large pets

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My Personal Experience Owning A Rav4 — Just recently own a Rav4, overall I think it's very good vehicle for a small size SUV. Hidden compartment is well build in

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Joe writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport AWD Review
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4

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My wife loved this vehicle, and for good reason.  It did everything she wanted a vehicle to do.

Cons

Not much really, it did the job reliably and consistently, while looking damn good.

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Would Definitely Buy This Again - For My Wife. — I got the Ultra-Loaded Rav4, complete with keyless entry, push-button ignition, leather interior, heated front seats, sunroof, you name it. Surprising array of features on an entry-level small SUV. Power is to be expected from a 2.0l, 4cyl engine, but I would definitely rank it above the others in its class. I'm no off- roader, but I got stuck in some mud once and needed a 350 pound guy to "push" my car out of the mud - despite having engaged the push-button 4WD. If only the 3.5l V6 variant was available in the Caribbean.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tommyram writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 Review
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Top performance and comfort while still affordable to operate

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nothing

Tommyram
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Love My Rav4 — I did a lot of research up front before buying my first RAV4 with the new body style (which changed in 2006) I liked my 06 so much I traded it in for this 08. I work in the computer service industry and this vehicle has all of the features I needed with lots of cargo space and the 269 HP V6 with the 5 speed transmission (the same engine and power train found in the Toyota Avalon)it's great for crisp performance while still giving 23 MPG in the city.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anne writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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5

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This car is very roomy, has lots of storage places (hidden and non hidden)

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Nothing

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I Love My Rav4!!! — This Rav4 is the best! Not only has a good gas mileage, and easy to maintenance. And it doesn't cost me an arm and a legs to take care of it. And it has a very good space (roomy) inside. Overall, its a good car and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cavalier_230 writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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It is a great 'chick' car.

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Get's dirty easily!

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Fantastic! — My first brand new car - the start of many! Great handling even with a chick driver. Spacious with loads of extra storage space under floor and movable seats. Personalised plates add a personal touch. First of new model and I LOVE IT!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brett writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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its a toyota

Cons

its not a hilux or prado

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Oh What A Feeling — cant complain its not the hilux or land cruiser that i want, but you have to start some where, can always up grade down the track, it does the job, it gats me from a to b and camping too

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Natasha writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport Review
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perfect for my big  family

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non

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Perfect — i love my car, is perfect for my family because we get out a lot and i need space for my two sons, my husband and me. my car is fun to drive i just love it too much you need to try it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alexander writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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5

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Stylish SUV with a lot of power and low fuel consummation

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no such reasons

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The Best Choice — Japanese quality(unbreakable!), low fuel consummation(over 7.2 L/100km) good high speed - 215km/h, 0-100km/h in 10 sek. Very good off-road abilities... The interior is luxurious, the exterior is stylish!!! The handling is perfect, there is 9 airbags as serial... with 2 words - PERFECT S U V!!!! enjoy it:)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Excellent, Versatile, Fun, Powerful, And Efficient Passenger And Stuff Pod By fisheral

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Great Car By Nathan

THe car was so great we replaced it with a brand new model. At 60k we started having squeeks and rattles that were driving us nuts. The black forest green is pretty but a biatch to keep clean. Really ... Read More

Fun And Reliable Little Truck By Mario

As I mentioned, the best part about the car is that its fun to drive and very reliable. The only real downside so far has been the relatively poor gas mileage. I assumed that a car like this would hav... Read More

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I Love It, It Is A Perfect Average Family Suv By kprater

I loved the gas mileage. I loved the shape and rims on the vehicle. I loved the price for parts. I loved how dependable the vehicle is. even after 103,000 miles I have never experienced any mechanical... Read More

Great Car For The Money And As An Entry Level Suv. By rwebb

The acceleration of this car with a V6 is great. The transmission shifts smoothly and ride is a bit stiffer than the two wheel drive version. The car handles very well and brakes are excellent. The... Read More

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