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Great so far
By sjohn90929 on
2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I just bought a 2011 RAV, and for me it was a no brainer. I've always had Toyota's -- so maybe I'm biased in that direction -- but the test drives convinced me.
I live in the Sierras, so I need a vehicle with high clearance. At first, I wanted a jeep, but driving two of the Liberty's was like driving a car weighed down by boulders. I couldn't believe how sluggish the Liberty was....Then I drove the RAV -- the thing took off like a rocket. It was almost too responsive -- I tapped the pedal and it would lunge forward. And the MPG is almost as good as that of my aging Corolla...
It could be that after a while paint chips will fall off, or whatever, as others have said. But I am happy so far.
Power. Gas Mileage. Off road capability. And the fact that Toyota's last a long time...
The RAV is a bit too big for my tastes. I wish they were smaller, as they were in the late 90's ...But, I suppose the trend in toward bigger SUV's....