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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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By MSB
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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV L Special Edition 4dr SUV


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Absolutely great vehicle. Bought with 112,000 miles- have driven for 1 1/2 years with no problems. Runs like a champ. Plan on giving to daughter to drive 5 years from now. Should easily get another 150,000 on this vehicle.


Favorite Features

Handling and ease of parking Great vision out all windows


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1998 Rav4 L
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By jackdave
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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV L Special Edition 4dr SUV


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Just needs Capt'n chair arms for both the Driver and Psgr.!


Favorite Features

Reliability, cost/maintainance, size, rear door.


Suggested Improvements

Need ARM RESTS for both driver and passenger seats.... IE: captain chairs.


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Excellent Quality
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By VEP
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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV L Special Edition 4dr SUV


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I'm a tough critic but this car is as reliable as a Toyota gets. I have had over 20 cars and Toyotas have been the most reliable. Over 100,000 on it and I put on the last 50,000. Have done nothing but normal maintenance. Drive belt, tires, brakes, etc. No repairs at all for me other than maintenance. Like the standard features of the "L" version. Very sound quality parts. Feels solid and well put together for a small car.


Favorite Features

Love front wheel drive. Don't need 4 wheel unless in very, very deep snow or off road. Which I don't do. But have to say handdled very well in deep snow when we did have it. Love the sound system


Suggested Improvements

I don't get as good of gas mileage on highway as advertised, about 22 mpg, but then again older car. A bit noisy on the highway. Antilock brakes should be standard on this model and especially for the higher price.


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Perfect small SUV
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By Zustman
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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV L Special Edition 4dr SUV


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My family and I love this car! It is much more versatile than it looks. You name it and I've fit it in to this car. From a double bed mattress and box spring to christmas trees to childrens play houses. And it is a joy to drive. Who needs big SUVs?


Favorite Features

Versatility. Design.


Suggested Improvements

Oil filter & dipstick located in VERY hot area of engine. Hard to get to.


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Great car, but some drawbacks
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By rainman
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1998 Toyota RAV4 SUV L Special Edition 4dr SUV


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I bought this car and put 50K on it without any problems. It drives great, is very comfortable, and nible around corners. It's just a pretty fun car to drive. I drove it across the cascases during the winter a few times and it works on the snow with ease. I would recommend this car for anyone. But there are some bad points: it's engine is very week. The gas mileage wasn't as good as I thought it would be and it's pretty damn noisy. Everything else about it was excellent, especially its reliability. The only thing i've had to do was give it the old oil change every 3K.


Favorite Features

nible car like ride. Good suspension. Excellent reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage seems a little lower than i expected. Cramped interior. The rear window should open. Worst thing about it was that it was Too noisy.


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