2008 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Base AWDReview
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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.

    Pros: great wuality, power, handling and sound system

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

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6Review
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    I Love My Little Rav4 — This is the perfect car for me-- it's small enough that it gets good gas mileage but also totally functional. I can throw down the seats and haul my bike, kayak (on top of course) and camping stuff without having to rent a u-haul trailer. I also love the secret comparments-- totally cool. Oh and I'm lovin the automatic and the sun roof too! If this were a hybrid it would be perfect!!!!

    Pros: Functionality

    Cons: Not a hybrid.  

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 AWDReview
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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!

    Pros: The way it handles

    Cons: Gas

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    Midnight — I love it, has a lot of room, gets god gas mileage which is something we all need in todays society. It is black on black with the black tinted windows so it is looking pretty hot! I love to drive it and sometimes I still feel like I am in my scion. It has good pickup and great speed, just watch out for the popo!

    Pros: Black on black

    Cons: None

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 LimitedReview
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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.

    Pros: Great gas milage, spacious and comfy.

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

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6Review
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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

    Pros: Great gas mileage

    Cons: too small for large pets

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWDReview
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    Great Value For Money — Performance is not so great, due to the 4 cylinder engine. V6 option would be different. The interior is much better compared to some of the other Toyota models. Lots of space inside, and customizable seating and trunk arrangement. Comes with a mp3 compatible stereo with adequate power. Not a serious off-roader but good enough to get over the necessary foot paths.

    Pros: Seat and trunk configurations, good space.

    Cons: 4 cylinders not powerful enough, poor acceleration

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport V6 AWDReview
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    Squirrly — If this car was available with a 5 speed, it damn near be the ultimate sleeper. 268hp V6 in a relatively light package. I have yet to drive one that is FWD, but I am pretty sure FWD is only available on the 4 cylinder models, but I imagine it would be very burnout-happy if available! Thank God for traction control!

    Pros: Powerful V6, roomy, decent fuel mileage even with the V6

    Cons: Not available with manual transmission

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Base V6 AWDReview
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    If You Love Fiction Than You Would Love Toyota's Rav4 19/26 Mpg Estimates — I purchased a 2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 4x4 on October 2007. So far I drove the car 4500 miles. The MPG I get in the real world is nowhere near the published EPA MPG rating of 19 City and 26 Highway. Under ideal highway driving conditions, i.e., flat road, no passengers or cargo, driving at constant speed of 65mph, the most I can squeeze out of the RAV4 is 20MPG, a significant difference don't you think so? And if you contact Toyota with a question on the lower than estimated MPG they stonewall you.

    Owner for 0 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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    2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport AWDReview
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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

    Pros: 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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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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