2003 Toyota RAV4 Top Comparisons

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2003 Toyota RAV4Review
Guru9YKQ28 writes:
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Car vibrated a lot when idle, rear passenger window also didn’t roll down. But Toyota’s are still great cars

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Review
Vall says:
vs2003 Honda CR-V
2003 Toyota RAV4 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Honda CR-V better.
"Better gas mileage than the rav4, I have own both and CR-V has better traction and handle than the toyota,, even looks like toyota have more power ."
Value Ranked 2003 Honda CR-V worse.
"Maintenance cost."
2003 Toyota RAV4 Review
Brandon says:
vs2003 Nissan Xterra
2003 Toyota RAV4 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Value Ranked 2003 Nissan Xterra better.
"I like the roof racks and the sportyness of it."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Nissan Xterra worse.
"The Rav is great on gas but lacks the size."
2003 Toyota RAV4 BaseReview
logonre writes:
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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.

Pros:   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.

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
redsled writes:
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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

Pros: Fuel economy

Cons: Noisy box

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2003 Toyota RAV4Review
Jordan writes:
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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.)

Pros: the height and sunroof

Cons: nothing at all

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
Debbie writes:
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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

Pros: Dependable, low maintainance, easy and fun to drive

Cons: Small for a large family

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
Clayton writes:
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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

Pros: good for casual driving and hauling materials

Cons: not good for led foot drivers.

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
Sigurjón writes:
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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.

Pros: Low use of gas, smooth

Cons: Scratches, performance, fun factor

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2003 Toyota RAV4 BaseReview
Karen writes:
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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.

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

Cons: Noisy on the freeway.

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Guru9HQS7D

You cant beat Toyota engineering and reliability Excellent car. Versitle and fun to drive Read More

Review By Superracefan

Comfortable, roomy, and sit up higher than in our Camry. Its a Toyota, expect it to give us years of reliable service. Read More

2020 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Donna

Great vehicle and value. Worth every penny and is very clean. Read More

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Good car for family,not for single handicap person like me. Read More

2019 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Everett

Good little car, I just wish there was a little more horsepower. Read More

Review By Guru9CLVXL

Everything is fine except if the headlights and tail lights can be redesigned and make them more visible. Read More

2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By hman3133

Excellent vehicle. Basic LE model which does not feature options as standard. Such as moon/sun roof, no heated seats, no ENTUNE, but as a useful vehicle it is wonderful. Read More

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Great break through for a small compact autobile with enough room!! Read More

2017 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Guru9HSQMT

This vehicle drove perfectly for us, and my Wife loved it. Read More

Review By Guru9SM5PM

The Rav4 SE is very well appointed, has an excellent motor , great gas mileage and rides well. Read More

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