2008 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2008 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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  • 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" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Mad4Math writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited Review
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4

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Well rounded car for around town, back and forth to work.  The 4 Cyl. has plenty of power for my needs.

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The brakes could be better on the 2008.  I wish I had gotten the heated seats with the leather,

Mad4Math
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My Rav4's A Keeper — Love my RAV4. I like not having to worry about using too much gas when I run around town. It gets fairly good gas mileage. Maintenance has be very low cost. The brakes could be better on the 2008. I wish I had gotten the heated seats with the leather, Well rounded car for around town, back and forth to work. The 4 Cyl. has plenty of power for my needs.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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fox1fire writes:
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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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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.

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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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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

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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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Alexander writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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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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Bonnie writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 AWD Review
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The way it handles

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Gas

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Best Small Suv — Best Small Suv In its class, love the way in handles everything about it great. I wish it had a little bit better gas mileage but thats about the only thing I would change. It is fun to drive I love driving and listening to music in my Toyota. Awesome!

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Haley writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited Review
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Great gas milage, spacious and comfy.

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I wanted the third row but didn't know it came with it until after I bought it.

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My Mommy Car — It handles like a dream, is so comfortable to drive, the back seats recline and can be adjusted like the front seats so it's super comfy. and there are so many neat features.

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To-Mec writes:
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 Review
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Great gas mileage

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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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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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1997 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Preowned Toyota Rav 4 By DBlack

Great car, 30 MPG, excellent handling especially in winter, little slow on acceleration with 4 cylinder but will keep up with traffic on highway, comfy front seating, could use more space in back / ca... Read More

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I call it my snowflake. It does well but it isn't big enough for me. The fuel economy and reliability is up there which i like. I think this car is fun to drive though and i would reccomend it. Especi... Read More

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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

Good Car If You Enjoy A Little Camping And Off-roading By eodgator

Overall I enjoy the RAV4 and while she's not the prettiest girl at the prom with a little dressing up she just might turn a head or two. I've installed several mods that make her handle better, off-r... 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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