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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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By DJThumper
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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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Bought used in 02 and now have over 155000 miles. It is a daily driver, handles the day to day driving with no problems at all. I have driven it in icy conditions and in off-road muddy conditions and have had no problems with it. I hope to have it for years to come


Best Features

Fun to drive. It fits in many places others can't. Turns on a dime.


Worst Features

Underpowered, towing capability and interior space. All that has been taken care of in the new RAVs.


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By Lee
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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV 2dr SUV


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I have 92,000 miles and service it every 3000 miles. Drive 18 miles to work each day at around 26 MPG. My RAV is a five speed and I tow it behind a large RV, great RV tow car. I have an interchangeable brush guard and tow assembley on front. Great AC and heat and park anywhere. I have really enjoyed the car. Fun in the mountains of north Georgia. Double sun roof, paint finish is still very good. Paid $11,500 for the car about seven or eight years ago. I think it is a good little car. I plan to keep the car until the wheels fall off.


Best Features

One favorite feature is that I can tow the car on all four wheels just by placing it in neutral. I also like that I can fold the two rear seats up, this provides a nice amount of room in the back. I also carry a cargo carrier attached to the trailer hitch.


Worst Features

I guess about the only thing that I would like to add to this car is a cruise control and maybe a little more power. But not at the expense of gas milage.


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Most reliable car I ever owned
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By dave
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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV


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Absolutely no problems. Only maintenance was oil changes, tires and battery replacement.


Best Features

Small size, Plenty of space for dog crates


Worst Features

Quieter ride


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Fun and Feisty
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By Myrtle
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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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I have been extremely happy with the purchase of this vehicle. I purchased it used with under 30,000 miles on it. I know have 105,000 and its still going strong. I have had very little maintenance on this car. Regular oil changes I believe are a must. I replaced the exhaust system last year (2005)muffler, converter and 2 pipes leading to muffler. I replaced the starter about 4 years ago, but other than that it has been routine maintenance. When I saw this car I knew I had to have it.It was so much fun to drive. I purchased it that very day. Now the car is 10years old it is still fun to drive and is still running like a gem! Thank you Toyota for building such a great car.


Best Features

5 speed manual, easy access to rear storage area, with one door access.


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By my ride rocks
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1996 Toyota RAV4 SUV 2dr SUV AWD


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I love this car, it is fun to drive. I get awesome gas mileage (30 mi. to the gallon) great car. Rides high, fun little machine I would suggest it any day!


Best Features

Gas mileage, and sleek look.


Worst Features

Interior design not a huge fan of that look!


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