1999 Toyota RAV4 GX 5dr 2.0
Rear washer nozzle tube detached.
Steel wheels are starting to show a bit of rust and look tatty.
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