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1999 Toyota RAV4

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 23/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1999 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 299 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

My gem! Wouldn't be selling unless I had to!

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

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
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Japan made, great fun, well maintained, RED color!"

Cons: "185K but not hard miles; 1998; don't make this car"

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

a ball to drive!

"The car was made in Japan; I had to wait one year for it. It is excellent condition for its age and mileage. Would make a great car for a teen in house or second car. Gas mileage about 25 in town and up to 30 on road. Smogged 8/3/15; oil changed 8/3/15; registration current; seats have been covered for its life. I loved this car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

a ball to drive!

Wonderful Car !!!

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 259,000

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

Pros: "Everything !"

Cons: "None !"

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

"Truly one of the best cars I have ever owned !! Like a mountain goat in the snow. AC still cold as ice ! Have never really had any major repairs, Original muffler and exhaust !!! After 15 years !!! Liked it so much bought a new 2008 for the wife, she loves it !!"

I love my RAV4!

By on Sunday, July 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, very easy and responsive"

Cons: "I have no cons, she is slowing due to age."

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

"In all the years I've had my car, I've never had any major problems. She is slowing down due to age. I'm replacing her because I want the new safety features."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

best vehicle, runs like new

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

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

Pros: "durable, my work horse"

Cons: "none"

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

"Bought this car new, still love it, hard to sell it, but I now need only 1 car..Keep up with your maintenance this car could last forever"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Sweet!

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,500

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

Cons: "Didn't come with a winning lottery ticket."

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

"I have owned my 1998 Rav4 for only 2 1/2 months but I have put on over 7000 miles on it. It now has 193,500 miles. It's just so much fun to drive. It's one of my all-time favorites and I have owned over 100 cars and driven many more in my 50 years of driving. I get, as an average, 26 miles per gallon. Never less than 24.5 even if it's just city driving. I paid $3000 for it and feel that it was money well spent. I have changed the oil twice and switched to synthetic which makes it run even quieter. The A/C is great. I love the view from the expansive greenhouse. The sound system is great although the original CD player is sort of showing it's age. I can fit my bike in the back or ride very comfortably with my grandson and 2 dogs. I also really like having a 5-speed manual and AWD. I like how easy it is to get in and out of. I know that it's not exactly an Indy race car for acceleration, but it's still good enough to get on the highway without causing a problem. It's certainly, as it has been categorized, "adequate". My complaints about this 17 year old Rav4 is that the clock doesn't work and the rear view mirror is a little loose. Hardly disqualifiers. I try to make excuses to go and drive it. It's a cool, personal sized, well-built vehicle and I'm so glad I bought it."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned.

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,486

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great car, fully functional & reliable."

Cons: "Damage to right rear passenger door."

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

1998 Toyota RAV4, 4WD, 4D with roof racks and front end protective "bra".

"I love this car. It has served me well & reliably for 17 years. I would keep it, but I recently bought a trailer and I need a larger car to tow it safely. It has a dent on the right rear passenger door which renders that door inoperable. I chose not to fix it as the repairs would cost me more than Blue Book value of the car. I rarely use the rear passenger doors anyway, so it was not an issue for me. Slapped a big bandaid decal on it and it looks cool. ;-) In September 2013, I put $6000 into maintenance, replacing struts, shocks, clutch, and fixing the 5th gear (manual transmission) which was popping out upon acceleration. Service advisor told me after completion of these repairs that I had a great car and that it was bulletproof for easily another 150,000 miles. Toyotas run forever if you keep up with regular maintenance, which I have done since I purchased it new in 1998. Best & most reliable I car I have owned to date, and I've owned cars since 1972."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

1998 Toyota RAV4, 4WD, 4D with roof racks and front end protective "bra".

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