2003 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2003 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews

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redsled writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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3

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Fuel economy

Cons

Noisy box

redsled
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It Gets The Job Done For Commuting — It's reliable and nice to drive. It gets good MPG for having full-time 4WD. It's a noisy box. Your ears are ringing after a long drive. Have had to have the alignment worked on a few times. It's tough to get to anything that needs to be reached or worked on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Clayton writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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5

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good for casual driving and hauling materials

Cons

not good for led foot drivers.

35

Great Buy If You Can Find One In Good Shape. — slow accel, 4 cylinder. good break and handle except at high speeds it gets shaky. brand new transmission. black body with grey clothe interior. great on gas mileage. 10 grand out the door. Upgraded stereo made it excellent for road trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sigurjón writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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Low use of gas, smooth

Cons

Scratches, performance, fun factor

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My Rav4 — This is Toyota Rav4 4WD, registered in March 2003. It was owned by a car-rental company for 3 years and 365 Media company for one year. I bought the car in June 7th 2007. I bought it because I wanted a cheap car that could go some off-road but had to have low gas mileage. I had some disappointments with the performance, it's not weak, but it isn't ,,special", except for the snow, the performance in the snow is great. I bought the car with some scratches all around the car (lower price). But I've not had any accidents with the car so far.

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Karen writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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5

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Comfy, reliable, great gas mileage for an SUV, good utility, drives like a car, SUPER CUTE ( I have the gold with leather interior).

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Noisy on the freeway.

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Rav 4 - Love This Car!! — Small SUV with great handling and just the right amount of utility without being cumbersome on the road. Sits up high like a big SUV but drives like a car. Nice interior - I have leather - and all controls are within easy reach. My only compliant - it's NOISY on the freeway. I have to turn my music up pretty high in order to hear it.

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logonre writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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5

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  Handles easy,  great gas mileage,  looks good, easy to park, lots of cargo space,  good power,  comfortable,  minimal maintenance cost,  reliable,  ABS,  am/fm stereo/cd,  ac,  rear window defogger and wiper,  tinted windows,  cruise control,  intermitent wipers front and back.  

Cons

The only negative I have is the back seat has limited leg room.

logonre
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Great Little Car! — I love my Rav4! That's why I want to get another one only with 4WD. It handles great, gets great gas mileage, is easy to park and to get into and out of. The back seats fold up to make more cargo room if needed. Very comfortable for long trips or just around town. This little car has great get-up-and-go for a 4 cylinder. It's fun to drive.

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Debbie writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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5

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Dependable, low maintainance, easy and fun to drive

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Small for a large family

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My Rav4 — 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 seats. Fun to drive. Holds its value. Has the 'sport package' trim. Had to pay $500 extra for the rear spoiler but think it adds to the sporty look of the vehicle. Good visability due to height of vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
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4

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the height and sunroof

Cons

nothing at all

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Its Perfect — every thing about the car is great but the accelerator is really touchy and is realy good car, cost of ownershi is a bit personal and is fun to drive and is an AWD and is in really good quality

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

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marymerc writes:
2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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5

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good on gas, smooth handling, great looking 4x4 sports suv

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None

marymerc
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Great Vehicle! — It is a great gas saver, low mileage, 4X4 all wheel drive, gets you thru tough Cleveland winters. Has new tires, does not require a lot of maintenance, is a great vehicle to drive. It has not needed any repairs just normal oil changes and wipers.

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Siti writes:
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An awesome car in terms of reliability, pick-up/torque & performance. Though a 1800cc car...sure does not perform like one...

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Can't think of any!!

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Owned & Drove This Beauty From Sep 2003 To End Jul 2007. — 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 very heavy heart and much deliberation, we bade goodbye to our trusty RAVee. Why??? After all, we are in Singapore!!! I am 100% sure I will keep this car for good if I am staying in other country!! This RAVee is now somewhere out there....coz we exported it out..too good to be scrapped and ended up in the junkyard!!

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Siti writes:
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Though it is a 1.8cc car, it does not drive like one. Everything about this car is awesome!!!

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Can't think of any!!

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Bought This Beauty Brand New. Owned It From Sep 2003 To Jul 2007. — 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 the best car I ever bought/owned. But unfortunately, I am in S'pore.. where the longer you keep the car the more the car depreciates. Which is what happened to my poor RAVee...bought it for S$97000...after close to 4 yrs...my RAVee is worth only S$54000....here it makes sense to change & get a new car no matter how much I love this babe! Oh yes..in my government's efort to reduce pollution, our car ownership is determined by the COE..a certificate that cost you as much as S$100,000 to as low as S$1 depending on the bidding but is valid for only 10 years!!! I am 100% sure I will keep this car for good if I am staying in other country!!

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