By Al on
2005 Toyota RAV4 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car couple of months ago for my wife. She loves it and I drive it every chance I get (or excuse I can come up with). Rav4 is a fun car and I researched many months before decided to go for a 2WD automatic. Living in California diminishes the need for 4WD and plus I can save more money on gas. So far I get 21 MPG and this is mostly city driving. Curtain air bag was very important for me, so I had to move up to “L” and few other options since this was the only one on the Dealer’s Lot with side/curtain airbags.
Test drove many cars and Toyota Rav4 stands out for most fun to drive. The visibility of the surrounding is great. It is quite and has a good gas milage.
Some choppiness due to wheelbase being so short, but you get a good turning radius. Need to make the windshield in the back as a glass door like Honda CR- V. The back door is heavy and opens up too wide.