1998 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

1998 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Lisa2117 writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door Review
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reliable as hell.

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Not asthetically pleasing.  No Cupholders.  The rear wheel wells impede on the  back door.  You will be a dirty monkey after loading the kids into their car seats.  Dog hair loves weaving it's way into the fabric.   And lastly....just not the 'Vette I was hoping to be driving in my 30's.  

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The Rav — Absolutely no cup holders. Sounded like a cross between a sewing machine and a volkswagon beetle. Was unbelievable reliable! even with over 150K on it. It did start to lack fuel efficiency towards the end, and was making alot of whiney noises. Luckily a deer has put it out of it's misery. Hopefully it won't be resurected.

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Ashley writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD Review
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NONE!!!

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MANY!!

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Sucksss — my car is blah i really dont' enjoy driving it. i took it on a drit road once and my car couldn't handle it, :[ and i like driving on dirt roads. i mean i get good gas mileage. like 29 mp.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DBlack writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD Review
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5

Pros

excellent gas milage, handling, reliability, front seat comfort

Cons

engine power adequate,  needs more room in back

DBlack
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Preowned Toyota Rav 4 — Great car, 30 MPG, excellent handling especially in winter, little slow on acceleration with 4 cylinder but will keep up with traffic on highway, comfy front seating, could use more space in back / cargo area, but more than enough for most needs. Wife wanted newer, roomier

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Belynda writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 2 Door AWD Review
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5

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Good on fuel, smooth & quiet

Cons

Noisy spare tyre on the back door

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Smooth Ride! — love it... smooth, quiet ride. Good on fuel & really nice to drive. Has good acceleration & sticks to the road (yay for AWD!) Haven't had any dramas with it so far (fingers crossed) The only annoying thing is the spare tyre which is on the back door, it tends to rattle on rougher roads but thats about all really!

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werenothere writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 Review
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Styling and dependability

Cons

Acceleration

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Rav4 — Although the Rav4 has sluggish acceleration, everything else about it's handling is amazing. It appearance also makes it stand out in the crowed and is very comfortable to drive. My parents had the this car for six years and I have had it for three and it has 211,000 miles on it and we have never had to do any major mechanical or cosmetic repairs to it. This car get great gas millage and is very fun to drive.

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Cat writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 2 Door AWD Review
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4

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Fun, easy going ride.

Cons

Any need for speed

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I Like It, Though It Mightn't Be To Everyone's Tastes. — Takes a bit to get up and go, but reliable and fun to drive about. Not that costly to run. Will need to repair occassional things such as power window motors soon and possibly brakes. Nice looking car, it has matching white bumpers and sunroof as extras. Easy to park.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Onel writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door L Special Edition Review
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It's toyota, people.. they make cheap but great cars!

Cons

nothin'

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My Rav4 — I love my RAV4 ..it has bluetooth so I don't have to hold my phone while I drive, moonroof, JBL stereo..in pearlized white.. V6 4WD..very pretty.. the only thing I don't like is that I got a staggering high interest rate on it bec they said I was a first timecar buyer with less than 3 years credit history..so I'm paying a monthly due like I own a Lexus.. yup!! that's the only thing ugly abt it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marko writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 2 Door Convertible Review
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Cheap

Cons

Rubbish

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Rav4 '98 2door Convertible — Terribly built car. Do not expect lane changes to be easy as head checks are near impossible. There is no room in the back and the boot is almost non-existant. Other than that, it is reliable and quite cheap to run (petrol consumption ~10L/100, cheap servicing and spare parts). Taking the roof down and putting it back up is a pain, must be done manually.

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Matt writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door L Special Edition Review
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It's economical

Cons

Its Fugly

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Rav4 Rulz — This car handles like an overgrown whale, it has the acceleration of a tortoise and off road you can't do anything, it's a baby fendalton tractor that would cry at anything larger than a puddle of rain water on an asphalt road

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lisa writes:
1998 Toyota RAV4 2 Door Convertible Review
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Fun, cute, reliable.

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Not enough space.

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Yes I Do Like My Snowflake — I call it my snowflake. It does well but it isn't big enough for me. The fuel economy and reliability is up there which i like. I think this car is fun to drive though and i would reccomend it. Especially the convertible style for somewhere sunny (not alberta.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I Call It My White Rat. By csmack

It's the other thing that will survive a nuclear explosion. Unbelievable reliability. Great gas mileage for a 15 year old 4WD SUV. It's not great to look at. I will always continue to have that kind o... Read More

Good Car If You Enjoy A Little Camping And Off-roading By eodgator

Overall I enjoy the RAV4 and while she's not the prettiest girl at the prom with a little dressing up she just might turn a head or two. I've installed several mods that make her handle better, off-r... Read More

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2000 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Reliable Rav4 By Steve

I sold this vehicle for a friend who passed. Drove it for about 2 months. Very reliable, good on gas, comfortable, and fun driving a Manual again. NO backseat room unless front seats are adjusted for ... Read More

Clear By WCARLSTROMYAHOOCOM

Too short in back to sleep in for 6'-3" person. Best vehicle ever owned in 50 years of driving.... including Audi, VW, Ford, Chevy, 4Runners Exceptional handling on hiway and off....will go up steep... Read More

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2001 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

The Rav4 Always Impressed Me. By jkcampos

If you've ever thought about owning one get down to a dealer and test drive one. You will be impressed with the amount of space they pack into that small SUV. You'll also find that it handles well. ... Read More

Beginner Car That You Can Not Let Go. By Tim

Sporty four cylinder that has power. Has RPM gauge. No ABS. Handling has a little resistance but turns well. Can attempt drifts or has controlled accelerated turning. Four gears automatic and high... Read More

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