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2002 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2002 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"cheap car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Beth writes:
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Durable

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Slow

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Rav4 — It's a RAV4....need I say more? The acceleration is loud but slow. Braking is pretty quick but you aren't going that fast to begin with. It handles fairly well considering how I drive. It handles a hard rear ending very nicely. The interior is decent but nothing special. Not great gas mileage but has held up well.

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James writes:
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5

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Going on 100K miles and no major problems yet. (Knock on wood)

Cons

MPG could be better for a 2.0 engine.

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Love Mine. — Nice car, needs mods to stand out because a lot of RAV4s around are stock silver with stock alloy rims. Drives well, especially in snow, AWD is perfect for this car, as it's extremely hard to lose traction in snow. Not too light, not too heavy. Gets decent gas mileage, (20-22 city 25 highway), and all around is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lori writes:
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Drives well

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Can't think of any

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Rav4 Review — I love my RAV4. It's fun to drive, gets pretty good gas mileage, and handles well. It has lots of room in the back for shopping trip purchaces. It's white and easy to keep clean. I would recommend the RAV4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lramirez writes:
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5

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Safe, reliable, good on gas, easy to drive, good visibility, roomy inside, not noisy, powerful enough for local and highway driving.

Cons

a little weak on hills when lots of snow and ice.

Lramirez
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Great Small Suv — I loved this car for its reliability, smooth ride, comfort, economic use of gas. She has never been a worry or a let down. lots of storage space in the back. she did have a little struggle with snow as she is front wheel drive vs 4 wheel drive. But never got truly stuck unless I couldn't dig her out of a snow bank. Nice cd and radio system. Everything works. She has miles to go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pawel writes:
2002 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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its awsome, cant get stuck, roomy, funn

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none

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None — peformace:awsome,accelerates well, every corner it burn rubber. Quality:well built because its a TOYOTA Apperance:really sexy cost:i put about $30 buck a week and only do the basics & it pays off. Really fun to drive. love the car to death

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ian writes:
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It IS. its solid and good.

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center of gravity is fairly high, horsepower a little low.

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Great Car — its simple and real. it may be an I4 small suv, but its got a punch and attacks corners well and actually quite fun. i feel like PART of the car, like i know what its going to do next. the engine is bullet-proof and at 126,000 miles+, it still runs smoothly. styling is actually fairly nice, not too cute and has a slight aggressive stance. a great car =D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
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Good control, Good Build, Good Fuel Econ

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Driving position too high

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02 Rav4 — Quid Pro Quo really, a powered wheel that feels really good but which of course drains power from the engine. Amazing build quality and quite some capability this CAr has. Never been one for higher ground though, and the position felt a bit too Godly.

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

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dia25 writes:
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Extremely Reliable!!!  Great for travel, low gas milage and large cargo capacity!

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Could use minor paint touch up.

dia25
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Best Car I've Ever Had! — I no longer travel with this car to keep the mileage down, but it is one of the best things about this car. Low gas mileage and the capacity is greater than it appears, you will be surprised how much you can fit. VERY low maintenance! I feel I have received all the benefits of an SUV without the inconvenient large exterior and high fuel cost.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sam0301 writes:
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big

Cons

as it gets older, higher maintenance cost, and not fuel efficient

sam0301
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Newest Version Of This Car Is Okey, But As It Gets +5 Years, Its More Expensive Maintaining It — Over all for a +5 to 10 years car, this is a good one esp. for family use. Not good for rainy, slippery roads. Need to upgrade to much better power steering wheel Has a lot of space, back seats can be folded to give more room for cargos and stuff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
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I've owned the car for over 5 years, and I've never had a problem with it.

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The battery is in an annoying location.

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Great All-around Car — The car gets decent gas mileage. The rear seats are removeable to allow for amble cargo room. Very reliable car.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Awesome Family Car! By nmortenson

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Great Car By Nathan

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I Love It, It Is A Perfect Average Family Suv By kprater

I loved the gas mileage. I loved the shape and rims on the vehicle. I loved the price for parts. I loved how dependable the vehicle is. even after 103,000 miles I have never experienced any mechanical... Read More

Great Car For The Money And As An Entry Level Suv. By rwebb

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