1996 Toyota RAV4 4 cylinder. 2.2 from North America
I came in contact with this car when I married my wife in late 2000 when the car had 48000 miles on it. Now in june 2006 it has 124000. Since I started taking care of it we replaced the tires twice, front brake pads once, a/c radiator had to be replaced because a small accident (front collision), the tires on the rear were unevenly worn so the mechanic replaced the rear shocks at 75000 but I don’t think it was necessary, Never took the car there again. I do the brakes, oil changes, and replaced the filter, spark plugs, wires etc, once in a while. The driver’s power window stopped working for a while, but went back to work after we got a new battery. We keep 3 cars this is more or less the spare car now, we use it mostly for road trips and we love it because its reliability and economy. We love the fact that it delivers, I change the oil before every trip and that’s it. Maybe the fact that the transmission is manual helps those never break.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2006