1996 Toyota RAV4 Reviews from UK and Ireland

1996 Toyota RAV4 GS 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Smart 4x4 with excellent performance

Faults:

Nothing of note.

General Comments:

Not very much boot space for a family of four. But with roof bars and a box there is more than enough luggage space for holidays.

Extremely quick off the mark and can break the ton barrier without trying. Bit heavy on juice on long trips though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2001

12th May 2005, 14:35

I think you're right about it being OK for a family of 4, I found the rear wheel arches encroached on the back seat space making it uncomfortable for the 5th passenger. overall great fun to drive and good in snow.

14th Dec 2010, 15:38

Hi, do you recommend it for an off road car? Because I'm thinking of buying one for the field, but do not know how they do off road?

Thanks.

1996 Toyota RAV4 LX 2.0

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Minor probs. with elec. keys.....dealer not too helpful....condesending to my wife...usually results in early death !! (of dealer)

General Comments:

Excellent motor..reliable, safe, handles like a normal car...almost...despite being a 4*4 so safe in ice and snow.

All round GREAT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews