2000 Toyota RAV4 from North America


Small and useless



This vehicle has no space and no power.

No off-road + no traction.

Built quality is low.

Styling is childish.

General Comments:


Weakest motor in the small SUV range, unacceptable material quality, no room inside, rough handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2002

4th Jan 2006, 13:23

Your review carries little credibility.

You rate Reliability a 3 out of 10, yet you do not list a single repair problem.

All of your other comments/complaints could have been determined before you bought the car through research and/or a test drive.

6th May 2006, 07:49

I feel you have obviously expected the compact Rav4 to be up there with all the big boys in the proper 4wd market.

Toyota has never said it is a proper 4wd nor marketed as a large vehicle. We have had one for nearly 6 years and have had no trouble with it at all. Maybe you should do you research about your next vehicle properly before you buy it, because you have not in this case.

14th Jul 2007, 10:23

I agree, with the response about you thinking the vehicle is like a large SUV. Bear in mind even the big SUV's are not designed to go off road, if you want to go off road buy your self a Wrangler with suspension and tires for off road usage.

Remember using a vehicle off road almost always voids the warranty, even if it was equipped for it, just be prepared to stop at every gas station for gas because for certain it will be a gas hog.

10th Nov 2010, 15:05

I have 250K miles on mine, and it doesn't leak, burn, anything. It runs new. It has cost me 200 bucks in repairs in 10 years. It sounds like you had the original tires, yes you get zero traction with the original tires, but a set of off road tires really helped this.

Also the 0-60 time; yes it is slow, but to be honest at 250K miles without any real issues, I can deal with slow. In that time it has never left me stranded anywhere, in any weather, at any time.

11th Nov 2010, 10:45

This is obviously an old review and it is also completely bogus. No one would have bought car that they had this many complaints about. Just about every complaint would have been witnessed on a test drive.