"We purchased ours brand new off of the lot and have not had any problems at all. We regularly take it in for maintenance which probably helps but it's a Toyota...what more can you say. It's super roomy but does not feel like a huge SUV, it manuevers well and gets great gas mileage (we get 32 hwy). It has all the safety features we want in a vehicle and fit/finish is tight. We are still happy with it after 3 years of owning it."
"I love this vehicle. Not like my previous vehicles that develop noises & rattles in the first year. I find it comfortable & fairly quiet. We went with the Limited V6, but friends have a 4 cyl & they also love it."
"The Following best describes the RAV4:
Controls are intuitive and well laid out
Attention to detail in fit and finish
Performance is peppy, 0-60 in < 7 seconds
Plenty of storage capacity
Needs and overhead hinged rear door"
"Purchased the base V6, AWD. Rides well for a car of it's class and has great engine response with the V6. Handles well with much less sloppy Toyota steering feel than my other Toyota's. The seats and interior are functional and certainly not plush. Sound system is ok. I really just wanted the V6 performance with AWD and cargo area which is what I got. Of course, Toyota peace of mind mechanically. Really does drive like a sports car and I find myself giggling at times. Anybody want to race?"
"Actually I would pick the 4runner as the best vehicle ever. But this RAV4 is very good.
The only problem i have with this car is viewing the dash in sunlight.
Can't see it very well.
Don't even try to read the radio dial or clock.
I hope Toyota has improved on this by now"