1996 Toyota RAV4 4 door wagon 4WD 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Is good but could also be better; be prepared for costs
Idles low enough to cause vibration.
Has trouble starting after being parked overnight. Probably needs a new battery at least.
Alarm/immobiliser with fob is crap.
Road noise and external noise gets bad at highway speeds.
Had to have the rocker cover gasket replaced prior to purchase.
Fuel usage seems worse than it should be.
Coolant needed a flush and replacement.
Automatic transmission may need at least a service. Definitely seems to need an overhaul service and tune. Exhaust etc is very loud at high revs.
I very much like the car for its versatility and usefulness, interior space and road stance. I feel quite safe driving in just about any situation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2014