I have been extremely happy with the purchase of this vehicle. I purchased it used with under 30,000 miles on it. I know have 105,000 and its still going strong. I have had very little maintenance on this car. Regular oil changes I believe are a must. I replaced the exhaust system last year (2005)muffler, converter and 2 pipes leading to muffler. I replaced the starter about 4 years ago, but other than that it has been routine maintenance. When I saw this car I knew I had to have it.It was so much fun to drive. I purchased it that very day. Now the car is 10years old it is still fun to drive and is still running like a gem! Thank you Toyota for building such a great car.
5 speed manual, easy access to rear storage area, with one door access.
I've only had my Rav-4 for 2 months and absolutely love it! It's my first time car but so easy to drive, is higher off the ground than normal cars which is definitely an advantage for a new driver! Fuel economy is great - was told not to buy one as it "drank the gas" - not true at all! Interior is a little bland but it's what you'd expect from a Japanese car.
The height from the ground. Fuel economy is great.
Would be nice if the sunroof was automatic instead of having to take the whole thing out.