1996 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: 185K and Still Going!

1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV - Consumer Review

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185K and Still Going!
By RAVLover on


1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV


I bought this new in 1997 and it now has 185,000 miles on it. The only repairs I had to do up until about 170,000 miles were brake jobs and I had to replace 2 A/C blower fan motors (about $50 each). I'm on my second set of tires with plenty of tread remaining. At 170,000 miles I replaced the A/C. At around 180,000 miles the timing belt finally broke so I went ahead and had new axles and new rear drums replaced while it was in the shop. Otherwise all I've done is change the oil every 3,000 miles. My daughter wants it and may give it to her but it's gonna be hard parting with it.

Best Features

It has plenty of pep! A/C is cold! Radio has great sound! Turns on a dime and gives you 9 cents change!

Worst Features

Can't think of any. I bought it after my wife looked up the specs and it has more head room than the same year model 4Runner.
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