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I LOVE IT!!!
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By Whoo-hoo!!
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I just bought this car with 125,000 miles on it. I know, by reputation, that this is pretty much just broken in for a Toyota. The car handles beautifully. I have been using it for business, and I have no complaints. I have always wanted one, and now, I FINALLY HAVE IT!! Peppy, and FUN to drive! I'll drive it until the wheels fall off, which I am sure will be a long, long time!


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318,000 and still going
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By Laurea McLeon
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My Rav has been in 4 major accidents and has over 318,000 miles on it and it is still going stong. I wouldn't part with this car unless you gave me another one...well maybe if you gave me a Highlander.. :-}


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7 1/2 years and still going
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By SuMac
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my RAV4L in Nov 2000. She has over 110,000 miles now and still going strong. I have only done regular maintenance. The only thing that has failed is the passenger power lock is not working (which could be related to the add-on car starter/door opener package I had put on). Called today to see about a "timing belt" change (since I've never done that and everyone said I should) -- only to find out that once again, Toyota has outdone themselves and the timing CHAIN never needs replacing. So she's getting a tuneup next week. I've had her detailed 2 times and both times she looks like a brand new car afterward. I hope to see 300,000 miles on this one! Gas mileage: 27 / 29.


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Overall a great car. Love the seat removal; can haul many things; only maintenance has been oil/air filters, etc. Easy to drive/ maneuver/park. Good gas mileage for the style. I AM A PROUD OWNER of a RAV4


Worst Features

I have none -- except if Toyota doesn't have a comparable car in 12 years when this one retires.


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93,000 Miles Later and BETRAYED!
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By Dissappointed
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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It was good overall. I kept up with all regular scheduled maintenance. First the Catalytic Converter went out at approximately 74,000 miles. Of course, the brakes had to be replaced more than other cars, and now at 92,000 miles I had to replace the transmission solenoid for $1,600. Next, might be the transmission, for $3,000 dollars more. Had both of them gone out it would have been a downpayment on a new car. So, that's all I have to say.


Best Features

Fun car, sporty looking, comfortable interior design and roomy. From that height, I had good visibility.


Worst Features

Catalytic converter needs improvement, brake system needs improvement and solenoid system needs improvement (maybe a recall), also a warning should be given on the expensive transmission. How about standard 100,000 mi warranty.


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Still Crazy (about it) after 6 yrs.
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By Jeffty
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Totally dependable, solid and always fun and economical to drive. 4-cyl. w/5-speed manual likes to rev high and zoom along. Zippier than you'd imagine, very stable manuvering and braking. I get an average of 27 mpg combined and up to 31 mpg on a long, slow trip. Original Toyo tires were unspectacular but a set of Michelins made a real improvement especially in the wet. The quartet of engine sensors were a bit troublesome, three already replaced before 70k miles. Now at 100k miles it still feels solid and fun to drive. I plan on keeping this one for the duration and I feel pretty optimistic about a good,long life for this one. I would buy another in a heartbeat.


Best Features

A really willing engine and stable footprint keeps it fun to drive.


Worst Features

Maybe stronger headlights?


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