1999 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Very Reliable

1999 Toyota RAV4 SUV - Consumer Review

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Very Reliable
By Len on


1999 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV


I have had my 1999 RAV4 5 speed for 5 years and I would buy another in a heartbeat. This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. I bought it with 41,000 miles on it and have added about 100,000. I transferred to a new job last year and now commute about 130 miles per day. I never worry about whether my car will start or not (unless I run the battery down by leaving the lights on). I had some major maintenance work done this year (tune-up, timing belt, etc.), but other than regular maintenance work, I have had no other work done on my car. It runs great, has the Toyota reliability, and I fully expect it to keep going for another 200,000 miles. My gas mileage is about 33.

Best Features

The tachometer, the fold up back seats (they are removable now), the great gas mileage for an SUV.

Worst Features

The seats could have been more comfortable. I wish the windows didn't slant - when it rains and I open the windows, the water pours in.
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