2002 bad valve guides -- expensive!
By KERRY on
2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The car is leased. Traded in a 2002 Buick Rendezvous with 100,000 miles on it. Only have 2,500 on the Rav4 sofar. It is a fun car to drive. The V6 is powerful and the steering very responsive. I'm a little larger in size than some and the on drivers' door the ridge that extends out gives me some trouble. Wouldn't mind it being flatter for more leg room. If I put the seat all the way down it works better for me. MPG has averaged out at 23.4 all around on the gauge. Best MPG so far 27 MPG going from Illinois to Mackinac, MI; averaging 65 -70 MPH. I would say the A/C definitely holds the MPG down about 2 MPG with constant use during the recent 90+ weather here. JBL speakers are great.
Handling, storage, comfortable front seats, reasonable MPG, V6 get up and go.
Cup holders could be better, more accessible. Power riders seat. Quieter tires (intermittent road noise). Power outlets could be more accessible.