I've been driving my Rav4 for about a year. So far it's proven very reliable. Switching from a 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 to the Rav4 was a huge difference in performance, but even at 4-cyl it gets the job done, more than well enough i might add, when I need some passing power. I'm in college and involved in multiple organizations which requires me to transport large equipment for food sales, parties, etc. the spacious room when back seats are folded down is remarkable. Handling is great, I use the cruise control daily. Toyota is the way to go, despite the companies recent setbacks.
The audio system is superb if you have the JBL speakers. Love the Audio jack for my Ipod.
I would change the design of the exterior a bit to look a more manly. Back door is so heavy. Redo placement of rear tire to be placed under the car and have rear door swing up, as well as add a rear power window like the 4-runner.