2006 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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    25

    Spacious, Roomy, Reliable Family Car! — i love this Toyota Rav4 it is amazing on gas & it's overall a fun & enjoyable car! I would reccommend this car to anybody who's looking to expand there family, or anyone in general who likes sitting high & cruising in SUV's!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: this RAV4 is extremely spacious, amazing on gas with a V4 engine, great car to maintain matience wise! very reliable car, i've never had any issues with this vehicle.

    Cons: this is a Toyota made car which means it's reliable, i honestly have nothing negative to say about this vehicle.

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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    Does What It Needs To — Coulda had a V6. Bought the cheapest model because I didn't think I would keep it for very long. Realize now that might need a bigger vehicle for 2 kids. unless your older child is old enough to use a booster. it gets kinda tight in the 2nd row if you're managing 2 car seats. sporty is not a good word... but handles better than most CUVs. The electric steering gives fake feedback. 4wd is only good for getting out of snow. at highway speeds on snow, still need to watch your self. its also ridiculous that dealers say its ok for this engine to use up a quart of oil every 1,500 miles or so. I thought they were lying until google search showed other owners have been told the same, and their RAVs have more miles than mine. might consider another one if one with V6, 4wd and 3rd row, in newer Limited trim, i.e. rear camera, blue tooth but still have the spare tire in the back. but those are rare Wish it has rear air vents. The ones in the front are not angled well enough and the AC is pretty weak for the 100 deg + summers.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: cheap, roomy for a small car.  Trunk area is huge

    Cons: boring, slow, seats are hard, even after 50k miles

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    Toyota Rav4 — Its a good overall car for trips, sporting activities, and transporting household goods. The car is very reliable, low maintenance and decent fuel economy. Fun car to drive handles well in all seasons. Over all very practical car to own and drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very reliable

    Cons: none

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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    I Love It — The car handles well and gets great acceleration. It gets great gas mileage and uses regular gas. I drive a lot and it has been a pleasure to spend so much time in it. It was easy and fairly cheap to maintain.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The RAV4 is comfortable, powerful and fun to drive

    Cons: I would like the a/c to cool better in the backseat area

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport AWD Review
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    Great Car Overall!! — Safe, reliable, easy to park because of size!! It's an excellent car for a college student, elderly couple, young couple, or young couple with small children. It's easy to get into due to the fact that it isn't real low and/or you don't have to climb up into it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Has been a great car!!!

    Cons: I really can't think of any cons. It gets about 22 mpg so that could be better but it could also be worse.

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Base V6 Review
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    Good But Get A 2007 Or Newer. Skip The 06 — This is a fantastic vehicle overall but I recommend that if you purchase one that you buy a 2007 or newer. The 2006 was the first of it's kind and has a LOT of bugs (mainly bad coils). Also the transmission shifts strangely and soils it's fluid quickly. I expect a shorter than average lifespan for this tranny.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: POWERFUL and EFFICIENT

    Cons: Bad coils that are expensive to replace & a poorly designed transmission

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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    The Best In Its Class. — This vehicle is fun to drive, versatile, reliable and easy on the gas. I like that the 4WD can be switched on and off and the 7 passenger seating is convenient when I need it. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 4WD, 7 passenger seating

    Cons: Stock brakes are awful.

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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    The Rav4' — Unfortunately it's my mom's. It's got a V4 so acceleration isn't great. Decent handling. It's pretty fun to drive. Interior is very nice. 30mpg Hold's it value. It's a toyota so there aren't any major problems with it yet. Can't turn the auto 4WD/stability off.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive for 30mpg highway

    Cons: V4, Stability can't be turned off

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    Solid Little 4wd, Lots Of Fun — Solid build - this Rav4 was quite a nice surprise. Kate purchased in early 2008 from auction. First impression - much much larger than the older style Rav4's. Heaps of head & leg room, and a bonnet to fit a V6 also. Took it to Alice Springs, where it did a few decent day & weekend trips. Performed quite well on soft dirt/sand areas. Surprising clearance. The 2.4L 4 cyl engine is ok - this car also comes with a V6 option. V6 would be noticeably meatier, but the 4 cyl still gets the job done. Auto box works pretty well in this 4wd. Constant 4WD is great, and the differential lock button on dash has come in handy a few times. A few additions: Dirt tyres, UHF radio, front nudge bar, Rola roof racks. Still to come: darker tints, DVD player & in-dash GPS, tow ball & wiring kit.

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

    Pros: Fun, easy to take anywhere, flat folding rear seats

    Cons: 4 cyl engine not tremendously meaty, no low range gearbox

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    2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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    Happy With It, But It Could Use More Power — handles okay for an suv, braking okay, accereration slow, build quality excellent, no repairs needed, no squeaks or rattles, good interior appearance, not bad looking on the outside, easy on gas, no maintenance required yet besides oil changes, its not a bad driving vehicle but its not a mustang

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: very good on gas for a small suv

    Cons: 4 cylinder motor lacks power

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    2015 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Rav4 As Expected Great By CoolGuy142

    The car handles surprisingly well given its ample ground clearance. XLE package offers good fit and finish. The reverse camera on all trim levels is very timely and a wonderful option for newer driv... Read More

    2014 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Leasing A New Car For The 1st Time. By danzthaman1

    So far I have no complaints beside wishing for more storage space. Love this vehicle! I had terrible luck in snow with my FWD Hyundai Santa. Fe. I traded it in for an AWD. Also I wish it had XM Sirius... Read More

    2013 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    It's Ok, At Best By dwalouke

    Would not buy another. Wife is ok with it, but underwhelmed. Combined gas mileage in low 20s is disappointing given whimpy motor. Needs a 6 cylinder and a better Bluetooth microphone. No one can und... Read More

    Amazing Affordable Suv By cware17

    I feel very safe and in control while driving. Acceleration, braking and handling are superior. I love the Eco and Sport modes. Very reliable, fun and comfortable to drive. I would definitly recommend... Read More

    2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Phenominal Suv For The Money By Tacosell

    This is our second RAV and since we obtained a 14 CRV , the wife has decided she likes the newer CRV better. So we may sell the RAV. The Rav 4 has always been a go to mid size SUV for us. I leased a C... Read More

    Two In The Driveway, Now. By fisheral

    See everything written about the 2011 model. Found another low-mile lease turn-in and snapped it up because Toyota dropped the V6 after 2012. Better yet, this one came pre-wired and with a back-up c... Read More

    2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Best Option For Mid-size Family Suv By MaxF

    This is a great car for all kinds of family adventure -- plenty of space, ability to carry bikes and other equipment, even tow something not to heavy. This specific model RAV4 V6 has a very powerful ... Read More

    I Did Better With The Lexus Comfort By migration_jacmacattack

    Not comfortable for long ride for sure meaning 4hrs or better but great on gas mine was a lease so that made things easy and gave me more of a idea on what to look for in a great ride Read More

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