2008 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2008 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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

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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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2008 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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This car is very roomy, has lots of storage places (hidden and non hidden)

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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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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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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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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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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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2008 Toyota RAV4 Base V6 Review
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Awesome value

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Rather cheaply made (disappointment)

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<3 — Performance: -Acceleration: It's so worth having a V6 it's ridiculous. On a RAV4, you feel like it's a little rocketship of power! -Braking: Brakes really well. -Handling: Turns great! Build Quality: -No repairs needed yet... -NOIIIIIIIIISYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY...mostly road noise :( You have to turn the stereo upppppppp... Appearance: -interior: I think it could be a little nicer. It's just plastic on top of the bare metal...no soundproofing at all (it's what contributes to the rattles while driving). -exterior: Only complaint is that the rear bumper seems really weak...I'm afraid to rest my knee on it. :\ Cost: -gas mileage: much nicer than the previous car I used to drive -maintenance: Ummm...it's fine? Fun Factor: I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS CAR. I might be biased because it is MY first official car. :3

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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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2008 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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great wuality, power, handling and sound system

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small SIV...once everything needed is addes, it goes above $30,000

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A Toyota Rav 4.....amazing?? — I will say for a first car, this is not a mad one to get. The car is great quality and even inexpensive for the people who want to go for basic. (under 20,000) I chose to go with the leather and 4wd. I will say that i love the combination and good looks for a small SUV. it also has the V4 which one might think is pathetic, but has more to it then one would think.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Phenominal Suv For The Money By Tacosell

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Best Option For Mid-size Family Suv By MaxF

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