A great practical open road performer
When I bought the car it was incredibly in need of some serious TLC and due its high kms it has had many problems:
2 broken windscreens.
Blown head gasket after 330,000kms, engine replaced with a higher output RAV 4 engine.
Broken gas stays.
Seizing throttle pedal.
Front shocks are stuffed.
Rear suspension bushes needed replacing.
Anti-sway bar came loose.
Even after many problems, I think the car is totally comfortable on long trips, lots of room for passengers and luggage, and with plenty balls to drag off boy racers.
But the controls are very straight-forward and it tends to handle like a truck sometimes. Though my car is very quick I reckon, cause I've pulled a 180kph run and it does mean handbrake turns.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2001