1998 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Great Car But...

1998 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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Great Car But...
By JK on


1998 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV AWD


I have owned the car for 9 years and overall it has been very reliable. However, it has not been without problems. Cons: An emissions sensor had to be replaced at 70k (over $700 repair). The front struts had to be replaced at 75k ($1200 repair). The actuator rod for the driver door remote auto-lock mechanism failed at 80k (It's a $1000 repair). Finally transmission failed at 128k. Overhaul parts and labor put the repair at over $3400. A little underpowered and a little loud at highway speeds. Pros: Better than my Jeep Cherokee in the snow and rain. Comfortable driver position (I am 6'1"), good turning radius and great handling. Fun to drive.

Best Features

Driver position, roomy and handling.

Worst Features

Suppress noise, increase power, increase fuel tank size.
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