2004 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Gen 2 Rav nicer than Gen 1 but
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2004 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Gen 2 Rav nicer than Gen 1 but -Quality
By Canada Rav on

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2004 Toyota RAV4 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

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I have two Gen 1 2L Manual AWD Ravs. This one is nicer. More room, more storage space, more comfortable, more power, quieter, better fuel efficiency (~ 500 km @ 50l on the 2l Gen 1's and ~ 560 km @ 50l on the 2.4l Gen2). The extra 0.4L makes a big difference. I especially like the way the engine compartment is laid out. Much more room to work on the motor. My only complaint is the drive by wire accelerator pedal. I find there is no fine control at low speeds so low speed creeping, driving is not intuitive. It is certainly a step backwards to go from cable to potentiometer with respect to feel and man-machine interface. BAD: The transmission vibrates in 5th under load :(

Best Features

Better than Gen 1

Worst Features

Improve gas by wire feel
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