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2003 Toyota RAV4 Overview

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Avg. Price: $8,289
Base 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,821

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Bought This Beauty Brand New. Owned It From Sep 2003 To Jul 2007. by Siti
 — Throughout the time I drove this RAVee, it has never failed us in performance and reliability. Though it was a 1.8cc car, its pick-up/torque was awesome. I took pride in driving it everyday..one of th... Read More
Owned & Drove This Beauty From Sep 2003 To End Jul 2007. by Siti
 — This is an awesome car and the best that I ever owned and drove. It has never failed me and my hubby whenever we drove it. But after owning & driving this beauty for close to 4 years, with a very ver... Read More
My Rav4 by Debbie
 — Good gas mileage. Dependable performance. Very inexpensive maintainance. No major issues in 7 years of ownership. Good in the snow with the all-wheel-drive. Flexible cargo area and fold down rear... Read More

2003 Toyota RAV4 Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 11 reviews

2003 Toyota RAV4

The 2003 Toyota Rav4 showed few changes since the redesign in 2001. A new sport package was added, dressing the little SUV up with fender flares, floors mats, and air conditioning among other pluses.

The engine remains a 2.0-liter I4 rated at 148 horsepower. However, many reviewers reported that the car really needs to work to reach this amount, and that there are still problems with highway passing.

Reviewers also noted that the car is not the best for off-roading as it has minimal ground clearance due to a low-hanging exhaust system. Mileage is still cited as a plus with 22/26 city/highway, with some reviewers again reporting highway mileage up to 30mpg.

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Toyota RAV4 Questions

S_Perry
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2003 Rav4 Scraping Sound While Driving

I have a 2003 Rav4 that recently has started making a strange scraping sound coming from the rear (not sure which side). It started out only scraping/grinding when I took corners. Now it starts ri...

13 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
terryhankins
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Rough Idle After New Ecm Installed In My 2003 Rav? Prior To This Never A Ro...

What do you suggest?

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makino
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Battery Light Showing,stering Stiff, Temperature High, What Could Be The Pr...

the stering wheel is stiff,temperature very high and battery light showing, while the engine runs.

25 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
roller22
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Toyota Rav4, 2003, I Turn It Off And 20 Seconds Later All Doors Lock. I Can...

Toyota Rav4, 2003, I turn it off and 20 seconds later all doors lock. I can't get out w/o my remote opener. What's going on? Thanks.

27 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
hock146
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Code P1300 , P0301 , P0300

i replaced all the ignition coils and plugs about 8 months ago & this week the ck. engine light came back on and it runs rough intermittently, i swapped the coils around and it has the same problem ...

143 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)