Very Happy With My Rav4
By Smilin' Bob on
2004 Toyota RAV4 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I waited to review my RAV4 until I could see how well it performed in winter snow. It performed exceptionally well after a 12" dumping. The AWD, traction and stability control worked great. I really had to work to make it skid! (and that's with OEM tires) It's been great when going camping and it gets good gas mileage. I've not had one reliability issue in 14 months now. I have absolutely no regrets in buying this great mini-SUV.
Good gas mileage / Easy to maneuver / AWD, traction, stability control / Excellent interior quality (nothing's flimsy) / radio controls on S.W. / Easily removable rear seats / Independent suspension / Ability to restrict outside air (great when following behind anything GM makes) / TOYOTA RELIABILITY
Don't care for the single "5th door" idea for the rear / Rear view mirror obstructs forward view / Needs more settings on intermittent wiper / Left elbow rest gets VERY uncomfortable on long drives / Road noise is quite pronounced (at least w/ 235mm tires ) / No interior hood light