2003 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

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    2003 Toyota RAV4 Review
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    5
    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."
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    2003 Toyota RAV4 Review
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    Too small but a nice drive.
    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 Base Review
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    75

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    55

    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

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    2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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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 4WD Review
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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 4WD Review
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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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    95

    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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    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!!

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

    Cons: Can't think of any!!

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    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

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