2006 Toyota RAV4
There are 34 user reviews for the Base I4 4X2 trim shown below
The very first moment i was about to drive this car out of the showroom, i already had trouble starting the darn engine only to realize it was out of gas. 5 months after, I have been in and out of Toyota trying to have some weird rattling sound get fixed. They said it has something to do with the steeing shaft and they need to replace it. Unfortunately they have to order the darn defective part in Japan , thus i have to wait for 45 days before they can fix it. To make matters worse, the sound worsens every passing day and im worried to death that i might lose control of the steering wheel as im cruising down at break neck speed. Still the mechanics and them geniuses at Toyota insists its still safe to drive. It just burns me inside to pay for something that cost this much and have some steering noise everytime i make even a slight turn of the wheel. Frankly, I wished I bought a Nissan Murano instead. If somebody out there have the same problem as i have.. pls shed some light on my plight....read morehide
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- Large for a Small SU
- Non so far
I've had my RAV4 for about 6 months now, and I really like. I wished I had gotten a V6 though. So far, it's really good for my family of four. We enjoy the extra room with the new addition.
I thought about getting a CRV but I didn't care much for the design.
Well, I'm really happy with my RAV4!...read morehide
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
When I was drove my vehicle on a street at 30 miles per hour I had a front collision with another vehicle at same traffic direction. By this front collision my RAV4 2006, needed replacement both L/R fenders, front bumpers, front crystal, three front grille, bumper bar and foam, hood and the air conditioner condenser. In my experience I think that the manufacturer design for this model is too weak in frontal impact. Until this moment I knew that the assembly of many front parts were build in plastic clips and plastic frames not in a metal frame....read morehide
10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- room and fuel economy
Great car. I can't help but wonder if people who are dissatisfied with this car even drove it before they bought it. How long do you have to drive something to figure out it is a little noisier that other vehicles in it's class. I think the car handles great and ours gets the mileage as advertised. My only complaint is that it costs more than I think it should. Sometimes you pay for the Toyota name. I alos agree that Toyota dealers are arrogant....read morehide
2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy storage bins fold down rear seats for cargo
- front seat thigh support sound system need improvement
and excellent value for the price.. 26-27 mpg suburban driving. 31 highway..quality fit ..ride is not super smooth but is similar to a highlander base model..good leg room front and rear.. rear cargo area with fold down 2nd row seats makes for good room ..We got rid of my wife's problem plagued 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.. She now loves the RV4...We plan to purchase another one for our daughter.....read morehide
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great gas mileage; slide into the seat; Killer looks w/the spare tire matching rest of vehicle color
- Need a little more front leg room for tall people (I am 6'1")
I wanted a vehicle that I could slide into - not step up to or lower myself into. This is great for me. I have never owned a foreign car (always been a GM man) but rest assured I will buy Toyota again. The ride is rigid and I have come to like it. It is NOT a big car and it does NOT ride like a big car/tank - it rides like a small SUV that sits tall on the ground. I wish that this vehicle (and ALL the other new cars in the world) could do "away" with the center console - I need more leg room, but I found I am comfortable long and short trips. I wanted an SUV but could not bring myself to buy a big SUV (ie - Hummer or LandRover). I wanted to be economically responsible and sensible and the RAV4 fits the bill great - price is good also. My elderly mother (who walks with a walker) can get into car well on her own - so this says to me that it is a good car for most anyone. All the folks where I work have raved about how nice it looks (mine is Barcelona Red - a deep rich red) and somehow I quite agree with them that I have good taste in vehicles - lol!...read morehide
2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good fuel if you think about rav buy v6 engine
- 4 cylinder too smal
good for a three years lease don't take for more than 3, good on the fuel, not easy on bumps
16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good value for the money, base model is loaded
the 2006 rav4 is a very big bang for the buck. the base model is loaded with everything you need, even dual vanity lighted mirrors! the ride is comfortable, refined and you feel safe inside.
0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
I highly recommend the optional side curtain air bags. I was involved in a rollover accident with my 5 yr old son, and we both came out with hardly a scratch. The car was totaled, but we were very safe.
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- perfect for an SUV, spacious, 4cylinder that has kicks...
- got it much expensive for a BASE model, not much for a power when loaded at inclined
got lots of compartment, comfortable leg room, good audio system with mp3,WMA. I don't believe those reviews on power.... owned it for 2 mos already got 4k miles on it and drove it interstate several times, it's awesome, for a 4cyl runs and rides like a car!!! Good gas mileage. excellent features for a base model. daytime headlights, mp3, WMA ready, top load etc. can't get that on some SUV....read morehide
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