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By keen43506
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2004 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had my 2004 RAV4 for about 2
months and have 1100 miles on it. It
is well built like my prior toyotas and
I have not yet found even one defect.
Gas mileage is about 24 mpg in mix of
in town and short trips, haven't been
on a longer trip yet to test highway
mileage rating. I have the L package
which adds some real style to the base
RAV4. Seats are comfortable and
interior room is greater than it first
appears. Solid feel and handling.


Best Features

Fun to drive, handles great, good mileage for 4WD. larger engine for 2004 packs some zip. exterior styling


Worst Features

Radio antenna in windshield, swap speedometer and tach position and re- size, brighter back up lights, auto on/auto off head lights all nice additions to make a great vehicle even better


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excellent
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By fred mueller
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2004 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

we are getting up in years and find it
hard to enter and exit our solara which
is in automotive talk can be considered
a cream puff we would like to trade up
to a rav4 if this is economicaly
feasible


Best Features

all


Worst Features

none


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The best of the small SUV's
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By Michael95
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2004 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Sold my Pathfinder and got the 2004
Rav4 and love it. The full time AWD is
a big plus over having to shift in and
out. Much better mpg than a 6 cylinder
SUV, 10-16 mpg vs. 21-28. Lots of
safety features standard. Basically a
great suv for anyone who doesn't go
heavy offroading and needs AWD for
winters and some off the road driving.
the build quality is awesome, it feels
so well built, much better than some
much more expensive vehicles I have
been in.


Best Features

full time awd, pretty well loaded in base model. Good looking, the 2.4 liter 4 is a big improvement of the previous 2 liter. great gas mileage. Excellent build quality.


Worst Features

The seats are not as comfortable as they should be, of course my other car is a Nissan Maxima, so this could just be because I am spoiled by the extremely comfortable seats in the Maxima. Other than that it is pretty much perfect.


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By paperpushette
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2004 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I enjoy driving my RAV for the most
part. However, I can't rely on the gas
gauge, it goes up and down. I have to
use the trip meter. Also, it doesn't
get the gas milage we were told to look
for, which was one of the main reasons
we purchased it over other small SUVs.
Also, it sometimes revs up to 4 rpms g
when going uphill (not a big hill).
I've never had a car that did that. If
I had it to do over, I would probably
not buy this car.


Best Features

Ease of entry and exit. Excellent windshield visability. Front seats are comfortable.


Worst Features

Better milage, and reliable gas gauge.


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New Rav4
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By smllfry1
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2004 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Just bought.
Fun to drive..Very good looking
Have only one question. I hear a squeal
at low speeds, with the window down. Is
this normal., or should I be concerned.
Email me anyone with help
Otherwise wonderful car
smllfry1@aol.com


Best Features

style, tire caution light. quick and turns great in tight spots Very stylish for a small SUV


Worst Features

Fix the squeal of the engine at low speeds. Make the headlights automatically turn off, when ignition killed. Hard to get used to manually turning off again.


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