By ndrav on
1997 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV AWD
The rav tends to be a ok car for what
you pay for. Very loud on the road and
has developed a lot of sqeakes and
rattles. Underpowered and anemic when
trying to pass. Gas mileage varys
between 18 to 25. Car has a tendency
to eat windshilds 1 per 15k miles avg.
Mechanical reliablility has not been
particularly good averageing between
1500 and 2k dollars a year in maint.
Car currently has 170k miles on it and
it will not be makeing 200k without a
major engine overhaul. Decent offroad
capability and hard to beat on snow
Needs Major sound proofing along with
another 30 or 40 horse power. Very
loud on the highway.