"Our Toyota Rav4 has been absolutely wonderful! It works well for the hard winter conditions we have here 7-8 months of the year and makes it over the mountain pass near our town consistently and nicely. Very reliable car! Incredibly comfortable and not to big or small when driving and parking. It's very agile when it comes to sharp turns and parallel parking. However, if you are looking for an off-roading car (and I mean off-roading!) then this may be an issue. The 4WD and tires and suspension are all great for general off-roading but unless you lift it and replace the front bumper it can't make any moderately high/extreme off road conditions. Very nice gas mileage as well!!"
Cons: "Seats are difficult for a small woman to take out."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"It's 2015 I still have my 2002 Rav4. This Toyota and this one is the best I've owned. Some design flaws, such as having to remove the back seats for maximum cargo space (seats can be folded up, but still take some cargo space and they're difficult to handle.) I've only had to replace the water pump and ignition switch, which didn't happen until vehicle was over 10 years old. Of course the usual maintentance and replacement has been done (battery, tires, etc). Reliability is what I look for in a car and there is no better than a Toyota.
However, I want a new one because they're bigger and the seats don't have to be taken out for maximum cargo space. I should be able to get a good price for my 2002 because it only has 68k original miles. Love this car."
"This little suv is great on gas mileage! the only complaint i have is the design, bugs cover the entire suv when i drive at night. I get up in the morning and its covered. Other than that. i love driving it around. its amazing. best car ive ever owned."
Pros: "fun to drive, good radio/cd player and speakers."
Cons: "cup holder isn't great, ashtray in awkward place."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Love my RAV4 especially in snow storms, I just moved to SC from VT a year ago. Handled the snow beautifully and because of it being up off the ground when the roads didn't get plowed I could drive on without worrying about getting stuck. Will buy another when this one is ready to retire even though I live where there isn't any snow."
"110,000 miles and going strong. Drives the same as the day I bought it. Only maintenance work done. No repairs at all. Highly recommend. Leased originally but then bought out the lease-no way was I going to let this car go!"