1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews from UK and Ireland

1999 Toyota RAV4 GX 5dr 2.0

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carVolvo 440

Faults:

Rear washer nozzle tube detached.

Steel wheels are starting to show a bit of rust and look tatty.

General Comments:

Autobox is really smooth and changes when you need it to. Can turn the overdrive off to restrict it to three gears when climbing hills. Good ride quality and really easy to drive.

Power is a bit limited, as a 2.0 engine is a bit small for a relatively large car, but the bonus is the combined 30mpg you get - excellent for a full time 4x4 albeit a "softroader".

Rear legroom isn't great, but fine if it's just for kids.

Seat fabric in the GX is a bit garish - try and get a VX with leather and alloys.

Lastly, I think it was a bit mean of Toyota not to include a load cover for the boot as standard - Toyota parts and accessories aren't cheap.

Overall very pleased.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2006

1999 Toyota RAV4 GX 5 door 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo diesel

Summary:

A good compromise between off-road and on

Faults:

Zero.

General Comments:

Faster than you'd think. Road holding a bit vague.

Pity the rear door opens sideways instead of up.

ABS works well.

Not easy to get long loads in ie. planks of wood etc. No cover for the boot area. This is quite a security risk.

Spare keys cost £50 and the remote £110!

Delivers 30mpg unless driven very hard, which is good for this type of vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2000

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews