1994 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

1994 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol from Spain

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 305


Fantastic small strong car for any weather


Battery replaced x 2 (in 7 years).

4 new tyres in 2010.

Dashboard lighting and horn stopped working 2011.

Water and oil pumps replaced in Sept 2013.

Both front side light bulbs blew in Oct 2013.

Clutch etc burnt out yesterday (Oct 2013) - at 144,000 km.

Now many rattles and squeaks, and wind noise from the driver's side window.

General Comments:

Brilliant! Loved this car all the time in the 7 years+ I have owned it. LHD - cost me 3,000 Euros, and worth every Euro.

It has been thrown round bumpy roads, faced floods, torrential rain, rocky roads, fallen in ditches, been hauled out by tractors, filled to the roof with items - and still comes out working well!

To run a car for 7 years, and only have batteries and tyres to buy is a miracle (compared to new company cars in UK, which were often breaking down!). Only late this year have large, expensive things needed replacing.

This 1.8 petrol model is quick, easy to handle, is good round bends, perfect for the motorway, in traffic, and off road (but not too rough off road).

It's not too expensive on petrol compared to other friends' cars.

Being small, it's easy to park.

Lots of room to carry things with the back seats folded down, but OK for 4 persons when the seats are up.

Total repairs cost this year is 1350 Euros.

A bit irritating until you get used to it - when in 5th gear, especially on a motorway, the loudish sound of the revs is like there should be another gear to change into.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st October, 2013

1994 Toyota RAV4 2 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance310000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser


Reliable, fun, 4wd-lite


Nothing has gone wrong with the car - not even a flat battery!

General Comments:

I am really impressed with this car when it comes to reliability. OK, so it's a bit under powered, and there is not much boot-space. but its fun to drive and for light 4 wheel driving it does just fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews