I traded in a 96 BMW 318is and love the RAV 4. It is
very nimble and responsive, Has enough get up and
go for city driving, and is more fun to drive than I
thought it would be. Not a luxury car or as solid as
a BMW, but it is a great vehicle for the money. It is
so easy and comfortable to drive.
Responsive and nimble. Nice tight turning radius.
Seats could be more sporty and conform to the
body a little more.
We've only had the vehicle a little over
a month. My wife and I looked at several
similar vehicles before settling on the
RAV 4. My wife drives the vehicle to
work daily and the RAV 4's safety and
handling features were much better than
the competition. Specifically, it was
the only small SUV to offer stability
control and traction control. We looked
at the Honda CR-V, Honda Element, Ford
Escape, Mistubishi Outlander, and Subaru
Forester. To date fuel mileage is
better than expected.
Our decision to purchase the RAV 4 was
based on the added safety and handling
features; the right size for a couple no
longer carting children around; and the
great fuel mileage for an SUV.
One item I would like to see is the
addition of a 6 CD changer and XM radio
as standard features. I like my music
when I drive. Satellite radio is not
offered and the 6 CD in-dash changer is
I just bought my new 2004 rav4 on
tuesday June 22,2004! I have to say in
the short time that I have had it I am
VERY happy with it..I cant wait until
I get past the brake in period so my
children and I can take some road
trips this summer with it. I have
wanted a Toyota ever since my mother
bought a tercel back in the early 80's
I loved that little car and always
said that I'd get on one day I would
own one.I dont know what took me so
long to switch over from ford and
exterior,peppyness,how it handles
nothing that I can think of.i am very
happy with my decision to go with
toyota,i have driven mothing but vans
(Ford& dodge) for the last 8 yrs and
changing to a SUV is a good one! I
need to buy another one my 17yr old
daughter want it!
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