1999 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
CONS
"space" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Heath writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD Review
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It is a SUV but small and compact, it is a Toyota so it will last a lifetime

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Not a lot of Acceleration

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Good Car For College Students — The acceleration isn't very much, the breaks work well but they squeak when wet. Overall though it is a good car for being 10 years old. Some people can't believe it works so well for being 10 years old. It has only been repaired once since I have had it and that was just to put new back breaks in. It is only like 20 dollars to fill it up and that lasts me about a week and a half.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD Review
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5

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Compact, tough little truck, dependable (so far)

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Underpowered, totally crappy, unacceptable garbage rims that aren't fit for a wheelbarrow

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All Year Ride — Great little rig. Underpowered and a little noisey, but dependable & good all around vision. The rims are awful. I've had 4 crack. Toyota refuses to do anything. The Dept. of Transport are afraid of Toyota. In my opinion a major safety hazard & terrible design flaw. Toyota rides on their " we can do no wrong reputation? If you plan to buy one, go get aftermarket rims like I had to do after buying two Toyota replacements.

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Joshuah writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door Review
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reliability

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space

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Rav4-99 — It has nice function to help with power, however not extremely powerful. the only downside is the amount of passenger space in the back seat. Severe engine repair could be a hassle, but it rarely has reason to need such heavy repair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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eodgator writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD Review
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4

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Reliability, great gas mileage, can be equipped to be flat towed behind an RV (manual shift only), fun to drive, with decent tires and a small lift can do some light off-roading

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Rear drum brakes, road noise, seats could be a little more comfortable, rather plain looking old girl

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Good Car If You Enjoy A Little Camping And Off-roading — 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-road worlds better, and look much better. Brakes are my only real complaint , the Japanese, Australian, and some European versions have disc brakes that weren't even an option here, WHY? I work outdoors all over the place often driving on "jeep" trails and cross country and so far she's done well. She's no jeep but she hasn't gotten stuck yet. Handles well in the rain, haven't tried it on snow or ice yet.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door Review
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basically just the speakers that i put in

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power and space

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Average — great car has a lot of good qualities but for me it falls short in the power department and backseat is to small otherwise it runs great handles good and has good mpg and would be good for only a small family

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Geezertron writes:
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Great fuel economy; size is perfect for my needs and i love the added height :)

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no heated massaging seats here but it reliably gets me where i need to go

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Peppy La Su — my only complaint is that it's noisy on the highway... as i'm not on the highway very often, i can happily live with it (and just crank the music a notch). i also find that it steams up in winter and sometimes hard to see the side views. i love my Rav4!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amy writes:
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Good quality car

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No boot space with it being 3dr

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Toyota Rav4 Heat — My second car, was really nippy and handled well on the road. Still got the car after 10yrs and is still in good condition. Performance and maintaince is fair not too costly but wanted a car with more power behind it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley1485 writes:
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Drives well

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none.

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My Thoughts — I havent been able to drive it around on my own. but when i've had the chance to take it out for a spin its hasn't failed me yet. the sound system is great. the only thing i dislike is that the engine isn;t insulated. but overal i love it.

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Nobu writes:
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handling, accelleration, AWD

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limited space

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One Of The 1st Cross Over Small Suv — One of the first cross over small SUV at that time and one of the best small SUV in the market at that time. Solid performance...great handling and stability compare to traditional SUVs, not too poweful but runs good, and fulltime AWD performs great. And always great fuel economy.

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Jessica writes:
1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door Review
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Great gas mileage. Easy to handle. Fun to drive.

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Not a lot of leg room for taller people.

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Rav 4 — I have never had any problems with my RAV4. It has been a very dependable car that helps conserve gas. I can typically travel over 400 miles on 1 tank of gas with a combination of city and highway.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Awesome Family Car! By nmortenson

The only thing it has been in the shop for is routine maintenance. I have recommended this car to several friends and family. Its safe, comfortable, and affordable. The way it handles is amazing. I ha... Read More

Excellent, Versatile, Fun, Powerful, And Efficient Passenger And Stuff Pod By fisheral

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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