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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)


Review

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)


Review

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)


Review

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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Vehicle

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


Review

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)


Review

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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