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2003 Toyota RAV4 Overview

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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Is 146,000 Miles A Lot For A Toyota?

I know that Toyotas are good cars and a higher mileage is not as big of a deal for them but is 146,000 way too high to last me for a while? It is a 2003 RAV4 and seems to be in good condition-no rus...

Car Hums When I Turn To The Left And The Longer I Drive It The Rougher It F...

03 Rav 4 Hesitates Some Times At Stop Sign, Sometimes When Driving

03 rav4 sometimes hesitates at stop sign, sometimes while driving. It also got to a point that it wouldn't shift into 4th. also check engine light comes on. I pulled battery cables, seems to fix pr...

Rav4 Question

i have a rav4 in the shop getting a new transmission under the 150,000 warranty extension. is it a 'good' car after the new tranny or should i look at selling? after the new tranny do they have a hist...


Power lock does not work drivers side and passenger side. It went out all at once. Fuse is okay. Now what?