Bought used with 75K miles, now at 87K. No problems. Solid, dependable, reliable, fun to drive. Looks, drives and sounds like it's still brand new. Interior looks like new. No squeaks or rattles. Easy to park. Has lively acceleration, still gets 30 mpg on hwy, 24-25 around town. Considered AWD but went with FWD and automatic and this car is GREAT on snow (Firestone tires). Love it so much, we bought another!
Visibility, driver seating position, reliability. Good looks. FWD has excellent performance in snow. Unbelievably easy to park, small size helps it fit anywhere.
The center console in the "L" model is a little wobbly and the cupholders are awkward when using larger cups (12-16oz, no problem).
We watched Rav from day-one. In 2000,
my husband surprised me for my B-day
with a RAV4L (ltd edition). I love the
large windows & almost no blind spots;
I sit up high enough for a birdseye
view without needing a ladder to get
in! I love the smaller steering wheel
and it turns on a dime; park it
anywhere. The mileage can't be beat for
highway road trips; city isn't bad
either. Seats are formed & back-
supporting. Everything is at your
fingertips. It's a dream to drive. I
love my RAV4L, can you tell? Get
Lg. Windows, Easy to read dashboard,
Comfy back-supporting seats, Foot rest
for left-foot, Perfect height on the
road, Side-opening tailgate(!), & Ltd
Edition has two hanging-slide off
shoulder bags ... oh-so-handy, really
adjustable headrests and great sounding
Overhead drop-holder for sunglasses;
taller/deeper between the seats
compartment; deeper & larger-around cup
holders; Sunvisors w/hidden pull-down
sunscreen 3-5" long (also center-edge
sunscreen extenders); sturdy holder for
a pen/pencil; angled phone holder
This car is alot of fun to drive. I
like the fact that it is still small
enough to be like a car yet higher up
so that I can see more around me.
Instruments are placed in easy to
access area of the dashboard. Lots of
windows so that viewability is very
Move the trip odometer to more
accessible place. Increase the
horsepower to 175 and the ability to go
up hills without so much engine noise.
Make some of the options standard
similar to those offered by other car
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