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1996 Toyota RAV4

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Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 287 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.8/10
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best car i ever owned

By on Friday, January 09, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: gift

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Nimble, cute and FUN to drive! Nice red color."

Cons: "cd player scratched discs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Never a problem in the time I owned it . Niece still loves it 15 years after I bought it!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

She is a champ!

By on Friday, December 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 287,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliability"

Cons: "1 Cup holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

I painted it lime (like the Kia Soul lime)

"I'm just now considering getting another car but another Toyota. I still want to keep her though even with all the miles. I think she needs a timing belt now which may the most expensive repair I've had to do with her. This is the most reliable vehicle I've ever had. I have never had a vehicle this long. I paid cash for her and I've been car note free for about 7 years (5 with her). I can't imagine going back into a car note. I can't just let her go and be placed into a land field somewhere. She makes noise, squeak and I have to push harder inorder to accelerate but she keep pushing on. I never regretted getting this car, it was a steal!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I painted it lime (like the Kia Soul lime)

Great vehicle

By on Thursday, December 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Best little truck ever. Love it! Fun to drive,economical, practical"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Amazing First car

By on Monday, December 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great in the snow, fun to drive and higher view"

Cons: "one cup holders and no arm rests"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I got it for my first car used with around 68000 miles on it in 09. No issues with it starting or breaking down on me. It did need normal upkeep, like a new battery and tires. The struts would go out more often than I was expecting, so the ride at times was not the ultra smooth ride of the newer models. Handled snow and ice/slush without any issues. It took a while to get up to speed on hills. Took it half way across the country and it handled it great the whole time. There is only one cup holder though and no arm rest in the middle which got annoying on long drives. For a first car though it was an amazing little car!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned

By on Thursday, December 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 257,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very reliable, cheap to own, fun to drive"

Cons: "At 200,000 it started to need more maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 1998 Toyota RAV4 as a used car when it was 5 years old, in 2003, for $10,000, and it's now the end of 2014, and I'm still driving it. It's a very reliable and trustworthy car. I have driven it across the United States and Canada several times, moved in it several times, and carried furniture and pets and boxes and camping gear in it. In the 11 years I have owned it, I have replaced the tires twice, the brakes once, the timing belt once, and the transmission once. At 257,000 miles it finally developed a problem difficult to fix: the EGR emission system is buggy now. But that's it. The car still runs great!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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