1995 Toyota RAV4 Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1995 Toyota RAV4 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

A bit thirsty, but recommended

Faults:

Nothing really.

General Comments:

Handling and fuel consumption not the best attributes of this car (compared to some sedans and hatchbacks from Toyota), but OK given that the car weighs around 2 tonnes and is a 4wd.

Front seats are relatively comfortable, rear seats are best for around town; not comfortable enough for long trips (say more than 1.5 hours).

Reasonable boot space, parts easy to obtain.

Useful for ski trip for four (being a 4wd with high ground clearance). Also I've occasionally taken the car to the beach for a drive.

Another advantage of having high ground clearance is that the car can be driven around town without having to slow down at those speed bumps :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2010

24th Dec 2011, 01:12

You have overestimated the weight of your RAV4. According to manufacturer's handbook, it has a curb weight of approx 1320 kilogrammes (1.320 tonnes). This is nowhere near 2 tonnes.

1995 Toyota RAV4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles

Summary:

Love this car

Faults:

I love this car. I have had it for 15 going on 16 years.

The engine was recalled by Toyota several years ago and was replaced. Otherwise, I have spent some money over the years on a catalytic converter, and I replaced the transmission this year.

The air conditioner pump had to be fixed last year, and a power door had to be fixed. Otherwise only routine maintenance. I would buy this car again.

The only thing I noticed in many cars like mine was the poor paint on the hood; it started to peel and rust the first few years I had the car.

General Comments:

This car handles very well on the road and in icy conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2009

1995 Toyota RAV4 2.0ltr from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0ltr Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Eunos

Summary:

Great!

Faults:

Nothing!!!

General Comments:

Timing belt replaced at 95,000, for a 4WD the car handles very well, the 2.0ltr engine is very quick with a lot of power. The ride height is perfect overall the best car I've owned.

I have the four door and there is a lot of room, only one problem it has a lot of road noise at speeds over 80kmh, but apart from that it's hard to fault the RAV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2005

1995 Toyota RAV4 GX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Great reliable all-rounder at a great price

Faults:

The only fault has been the rear windscreen washer, which never functioned when I bought the car. A simple plastic clip for the hose was bought and fitted to fix.

Have had the car serviced and my mechanic couldn't find a thing wrong with it.

General Comments:

My RAV4 is exceptionally good value for money. I bought it at trade price and it seems a bargain.

It handles well in all weather on the roads. This is mostly due to the all wheel drive system which grips the road very well indeed. A high driving position, ABS brakes and power steering all make it easy and fun to drive car.

The interior appears to age well and wear slowly and despite the fact I have a 3 door model, the lack of rear leg space (which is still enough for a average guy to feel comfortable in.) is made up for in rear head room, which is fantastic.

The cabin and dash is very basic with a few cubbyholes and 4 cupholders in mine. However its all well layed out and easy to get too, and the drivers position is spot on for me.

The rear door gives access to a very small space for rear luggage. I use a small cargo net to store small odds and ends and there is still room for a large suitcase. But when I want to take bigger loads, The individual rear seats fold over and up to create a whopping boot space.

I would recommend if you buy the car to buy a centre console box/armrest, which is not available in the UK, but can be bought online. Makes for complete comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2004

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 11 reviews