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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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Can't Say Enough
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By DPH
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This has been just a great little car - I still have fun driving it. Even on trips it has provided plenty of comfort, partly because there is so much leg and head room. I can't complain that it lacks power; what would one expect from a 4-cylinder SUV? Snow and up-hill driveway is an issue where we live, and with studded snow tires, this is a little army tank!


Best Features

Nibble to drive, with a short body and and small turning radius, it handles great on dirt or pavement, city or country.


Worst Features

Power would be the common complaint I've seen, but that would mean a bigger engine. Bigger engine would mean less gas mileage and less agility.


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Rav4
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By sam
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car will never break down. Extremely reliable. It's a fun car with nice exterior stylings. Decent capacity inside for cargo or passengers.


Best Features

Removable rear seats, allows room for recreational gear; you can remove one or both rear seats. CD + cassette combo, really nice to have both.


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My First Car I Bought On My Own
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By Diana
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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What a fun car to drive! I have always
been a fan of the manual transmission,
ever since learning to drive on the
Rambler with 3 on the "tree". Guess
manuals are a dying breed. I was so
lucky to get the 5speed in the gold
color I wanted. Yes, I have the dash
rattle, but it is very infrequent.
Besides I always have the radio on so
it's not really a problem.


Best Features

5 SPEED, handling, exterior design as the body side molding is perfectly placed so I still have no door dings!! versatility of the cargo area, reliability,


Worst Features

speakers have poor quality in the standard system, needs power antenna as it's in the way when cleaning the windshield and going through the carwash.


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2001 Rav4 L Black
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By Lee Suess
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had many vehicles since I started
driving in 1966 and the Rav4 has to
rank in the top 5 of all of them.
That's pretty good because all the
rest of them were cars, no trucks or
SUVs. I've taken it on several trips
over 500 miles and it's as comfortable
as my Acura 3.2TL S Type.

The combination of ride and handling
is unbelieveable for an SUV and with
the 5 speed manual it has plenty of
acceleration.

Most people can't believe how much
room there is in the back especially
when the rear seats are removed.

I'm surprised that Toyota doesn't
advertise this vehicle more for as
good as it is.


Best Features

Handling Looks Quality Utility


Worst Features

none


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Best compact SUV I've driven
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By dwoud
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2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have put many miles on the car, and some rugged
off roading (quite a bit) I've never been stranded on
the side of the road. Horsepower is lacking but the
rewards
are seen at the gas pump. The five speed manual
gear box helps over come the power issue.

At 255,000km. I am Getting the best fuel milage
yet!! Lets hope for a hybrid!

The limited slip differential is a little "week" but as
long as the car is still moving it will pull though
almost anything.


Best Features

My favorit feature is the car's quality.


Worst Features

Cabin room and more engine output or a on demand increased engine output button or equivialnt


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