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GOOD CAR FOR SHORT PEOPLE
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By MARK SCHOLZ
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2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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IS MY WIFE'S CAR, SHE LOVES IT AND I DON'T MIND IT. ACCELERATION IS SLUGGISH UNLESS YOU FLOOR IT THEN IT TAKES OFF. WE HAVE DRIVEN IT TO FLORIDA 3 TIMES (3000MILES) AND I WAS VERY COMFORTABLE (6'3") MY ONLY COMPLAINTS ARE; PASSENGER POWER MIRROR HAS LIMITED ADJUSTABILITY CAN'T PUT IT HIGH ENOUGH TO SEE WELL. WIND NOISE FROM WINDSHIELD AT 65 MPH AND ABOVE. i PUT A K+N FILTER ON IT WHICH HELPED MILEAGE AND PERFORMANCE. WE AVERAGE 24 MPG CITY AND HIGHWAY. 28MPG IS THE BEST WE'VE SEEN (4X4 AUTO) WHEN I DRIVE I GET ABOUT 23 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY DOING WELL OVER 65. DON'T BOTHER WITH THE ANTILOCK BRAKES, YOU DON'T NEED THEM. NOTHING HAS BROKE. HAPPY WITH QUALITY


Best Features

HEADLIGHTS - BRIGHT, SEATS, INTERIOR DESIGN, HANDLING, EASY OF OIL CHANGE, REAR SEAT MANAGEMENT


Worst Features

MORE POWER! PASSENGER MIRROR ADJUSTMENT LIMITED HIGHER GROUND CLEARANCE


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Not bad for a compact SUV
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By JDawn
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2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Overall the RAV4 has been a nice car to drive around town in. The styling is attractive and it gets the gas mileage advertised. At 2 yrs. old the seal on my RAV's back window leaked and had to be replaced and the sunroof began leaking almost as soon as I got it. I've been told the backseats are terribly uncomfortable on long trips. My biggest complaint would be the hesitation in the transmission. The '02 RAV also has very little power. I understand that has been improved in the '04 model. Overall, it is fun to drive and gives the driver an excellent view of the road. It has a fabulous braking system and handles excellently.


Best Features

Brake system, maneuverability, visibility, stylishness.


Worst Features

Backseat comfort; transmission adjustment; power.


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My green eyed monster
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By Happy Ravver
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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You guys who get bad gas milage are trying way too hard!! I AVERAGE 30.5 mpg doing about 75 on the expressway and jumping off the line every chance I get. The automatic is lazy (found that out on the test drive), so opt for the 5-speed for a little more oomph.


Best Features

gas milage, exterior styling.


Worst Features

I'd love it if Toyota brought the 2- door version back to the US.


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MY 2002 RAV 4
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By JIMMY BRUNO
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2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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HORSEPOWER IS ABOVE AVERAGE FOR A 4 CYL. HAD TROUBLE WITH NOISE IN THE DASH AND THE TOP CARGO CARRIER. DEALERSHIP TOOK CARE OF ALL OF THAT. IT COMES WITH A COMPASS IN THE MIRROR BUT NO OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY. SEATING IS GOOD IN THE REAR AND FRONT AND THE SEATS FOLD DOWN AND COME OUT FOR ADDED HAULING. FRONT TO BACK MEASUREMENTS ARE EXCELLENT FOR MY NEEDS WHICH WERE A ADDED FEATURE FOR BUYING IT AS WERE THE EXTERIOR DESIGN. THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HILLS RUN DOWN THE TIRES THAT WERE ON THE VEHICLE. I HAVE TO CHANGE THEM THIS SUMMER AND IT'S NOT QUITE 2 YEARS OLD WITH 17,000 MILES ON IT.


Best Features

EXTERIOR LOOK, SIZE, GAS MILEAGE AND CARGO HAULING. GOES GOOD IN THE SNOW.


Worst Features

OUTSIDE TEMP. GAUGE IN MIRROR AND BETTER TIRES


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Powerless
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By Paull
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2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Inexpensive mini-SUV that feels that way. Lots on interior squeaks and rattles, underpowered. Can't


Best Features

Styling is decent, reliability is good maintenance is inexpensive


Worst Features

Very underpowered, poor body integrity


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