by kate66 on Jan 27, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my Rav4 used in 2006 with 34,000 miles. I have had absolutely no problems with it beyond normal maintenance. I have made multiple cross-country trips in it and have found it to be very comfortable even on long car rides. People can not believe how old my car is when they look at it. It still has its original paint, and people think it's brand new. I love the way it drive. It has a lot of road noise, but I knew that going into it. At 90,600, it's still going strong. I think I am one of the only people I know who not only loves my car but actually doesn't want a new one.
by catrna on Jun 8, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota RAV4 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I have owned a 2002 for 5 years and while it seemed like a good car at first it is not. At 89000 miles the transmission died and is no longer covered buy warranty. After doing more web serarching I found that Many 2001-2003 Rav 4's have presented with this problem Toyota is aware of this but has not recalled. So unless you have monney in your pocket to shell out for car repaires don't buy.
by myravsucks on Mar 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bad camshaft had to be replaced at 90k miles.
Vibrations and noise from manual transmission at 80k miles -dealer could not find anything wrong.
Started slipping out of 5th gear at 100k miles requiring new transmission.
This car has been babied and driven gently by one owner.
All preventative maintenance performed regularly.
Toyota's mini-SUV receives just a couple cosmetic changes this year. Models ordered with the Quick Order package now have gray-painted bumpers and overfenders, and Toyota has added color-keyed bumpers and overfenders to the "L" package. There are also three new L package colors: Rainforest Pearl, Spectra Blue Mica and Pearl White (Natural White and Vintage Gold have been discontinued).