Pretty Happy So Far
By Okay in KY on
2002 Toyota RAV4 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Overall, we really like our Rav4. My
wife is the main driver. She wanted
something smaller than a van, but still
wanted to sit higher than a car.
I'm still trying to get used to the
arrangement of the dash. The
speedometer is in a large circle to the
left. ( I look for it in the middle.)
The tach is smaller and in the middle.
The fuel gauge and the temp gauge are
in a large circle to the right.
The front bumper/grill seems mostly
plastic/vinyl. The rear bumper is
almost nonexistant. There are two
narrow "bumps" - one on each side.
Nothing in the middle because of the
So far, the rattles have not been bad.
We like the interior, especially the
seats. We drove a Honda CR-V, but we
did not like the seats (not enough
cushion) nor the narrow left armrest
for the driver.
The rear door opens on the left. When
parking along a curb, the right side
would have been better.
The 4-cylinder engine is
plenty "peppy". But, the gas mileage
is not as good as I had hoped. It is
rated 24/28. But, we only get 19 with
in town driving.