On Dec 16th 2005 I 'T-boned' a 2004 Ford Explorer truck and both vehicles were totaled. I'm black and blue, no broken bones and lucky to be alive. It didn't buckle around me, roll over, or spin out of control - what it did was save my life. My significant other always teased me and my 'putter-mobile' because of it's slow pick up but is now grateful that I was able to walk away from the accident w/just bruises. I'm sold on the Rav4 and if the price is right will purchase another one. Maria
I rented a Rav4 to make sure I really wanted to purchase one and from the first day I realized it was just down right fun to drive! I always park facing out and this car is very easy to handle.
Offer a higher then '4' cyclinder- maybe they do now? I can only refer to my 1999. I'm only 5'4" but would still suggest that Toyota allows the driver seat to slide back further, I always felt I was sitting too close to the steering wheel so had to lean the seat back to compensate for it.