2002 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Review
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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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    60

    It's All Good — Nice tight turning radius. 4WD works exceptionally well; I've driven thru snow well over a foot deep with no problem. A/C still going strong after 12 years! A surprising amount of cargo space for a compact SUV. By far, the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Best vehicle I've ever owned.  Has not required a single repair!  Runs as smoothly and handles as well as it did when I bought it 9 years ago.  4WD works great in heavy weather.

    Cons: Frankly, can't think of any cons.

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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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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

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

    Cons: Could use minor paint touch up.

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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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    75

    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

    Pros: big

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

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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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

    Pros: 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.

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    Toyota Rav 4 — This is a cheap suv, but it isn't a good family car, because is too little, anyway you seat good on the front seats, but back you seat like if you are in a coupè. Technology is not the best, it is too slow and it isn't also a good off-road suv.

    Pros: cost

    Cons: too slow

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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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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

    Pros: its awsome, cant get stuck, roomy, funn

    Cons: none

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    2002 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: 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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    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

    Pros: It IS. its solid and good.

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

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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.)

    Pros: Good control, Good Build, Good Fuel Econ

    Cons: Driving position too high

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    So far I have no complaints beside wishing for more storage space. Love this vehicle! I had terrible luck in snow with my FWD Hyundai Santa. Fe. I traded it in for an AWD. Also I wish it had XM Sirius... Read More

    2013 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    It's Ok, At Best By dwalouke

    Would not buy another. Wife is ok with it, but underwhelmed. Combined gas mileage in low 20s is disappointing given whimpy motor. Needs a 6 cylinder and a better Bluetooth microphone. No one can und... Read More

    Amazing Affordable Suv By cware17

    I feel very safe and in control while driving. Acceleration, braking and handling are superior. I love the Eco and Sport modes. Very reliable, fun and comfortable to drive. I would definitly recommend... Read More

    2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Phenominal Suv For The Money By Tacosell

    This is our second RAV and since we obtained a 14 CRV , the wife has decided she likes the newer CRV better. So we may sell the RAV. The Rav 4 has always been a go to mid size SUV for us. I leased a C... Read More

    Two In The Driveway, Now. By fisheral

    See everything written about the 2011 model. Found another low-mile lease turn-in and snapped it up because Toyota dropped the V6 after 2012. Better yet, this one came pre-wired and with a back-up c... Read More

    2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

    Best Option For Mid-size Family Suv By MaxF

    This is a great car for all kinds of family adventure -- plenty of space, ability to carry bikes and other equipment, even tow something not to heavy. This specific model RAV4 V6 has a very powerful ... Read More

    I Did Better With The Lexus Comfort By migration_jacmacattack

    Not comfortable for long ride for sure meaning 4hrs or better but great on gas mine was a lease so that made things easy and gave me more of a idea on what to look for in a great ride Read More

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