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GREAT small ute by Anthony - Dallas / White Rock Lake on 09/25/2010. Trim: 2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4X4, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Cargo space is excellent. I purchased the V6 with most of the options available; opted to keep the satellite radio and continue to enjoy. The V6 has great power and it drives very nicely on the city streets. After 10 months, the vehicle is getting me 22-23 mpg and I always manage to fill the tank just under $30. There are no issues with mirror placements and really love the rear-view camera. The leather seats are supportive and comfortable. Haven't had the need for the available 4X4 but glad that it is there. Bluetooth for the phone has REALLY come in handy... a definite plus! The stereo with bass is extremely nice and the iPod/accessory input is a nice touch.
Cons: Though it doesn't look bad, I wish there wasn't so much plastic on the dash. I don't understand the cup holders on the door... they seem out of place and too close to the leg area. I've owned BMW, Audi, VW and Mazda... the paint job on this Toyota feels kind of cheap by comparison. I've noticed a couple of blemishes; thankfully the vehicle is black so it's hard to notice. And of course, I was a little disheartened with the massive Toyota recall for the braking system not even a month after purchase. But I have encountered no issues and Toyota has implemented their fix without hassle.
Overall review: I'm more impressed with this vehicle than I anticipated. If the Toyota reputation is as good as it was in the past, I hope to keep this vehicle for a very long time.
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