I Love This Car
By Olympia on
1997 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV
Easy on gas, fun to drive, roomy, sporty
and everything (almost) works well.
What's not to love? Even the paint looks
great after 8 years (and no garage). I
had a dead battery once, big deal. The
biggest problem I have had were lame
brain other drivers bumping into me in
parking lots. The doors had bad problems
with not wanting to open in the winter
and one door lock stopped working
altogether one summer (had to operate on
it and fixed it). If that hadn't
happened, I would have kept this car for
ever. However, I am buying another one,
so that shows you how much the positives
outweigh the negatives.
Reliable as an old red tractor. Starts
in the winter and handles well.
Comfortable for long trips and the gas
milage is great (26 city, 30 highway).
The doors have bad ju-ju. Freeze in the
winter. One one of the locks just
stopped working. No one can fix this for
less than $1000. The center console is
uncomfortable and the top fell off.