A nice car for the price
I have had a lot of problems with the brakes. They have put 6 different sets of pads, the last set being ceramic, on my car in less than a year and also turned the rotors twice. This is due to more than the occasional squeal. It is a constant metal to metal squeal. I have also put new rotors on, still to early to tell if this solves the problem. I can live with occasional squeal, but I don't like sounding like the school bus.
Drives very good in the snow.
Other than the brake problem, I really do enjoy my RAV4. I like the fact that it's a sport utility, but not full size. It handles really nice and I find it very comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd July, 2001