This car is not what Toyota wants people to have, but is becoming more common
The RAV4 came well equipped. I liked the power windows, until the switches caught on fire while the car was driving, without any warning.
The driver’s window emits a loud pop every time that the window is fully rolled down.
The air bag light came on at 20,000 miles.
The car goes thru a starter every 6 months, even when it is replaced with a Toyota part.
Every summer, when it gets hot, the alternator overcharges the battery, killing the battery. Even when the alternator and battery were replaced, the battery still was over charged.
The 4X4 system shuts of at 25 MPH, and when in use, the whole car shakes.
The seats have worn thru extremely quickly. As have the carpets.
The sill plates, below the bottoms of the doors, but above the rocker panels, all have fallen off.
The front end needed a complete replacement at 36000.
After a complete tune up, doing only highway driving, the car only gets 10 MPG.
The V6 has plenty of power, and drives well, but you pay for that in economy.
There isn't enough room for a 6'3" male to drive the car comfortably.
The car has had it pretty kosher its whole time. I haven’t abused it, maintained regularly, and it keeps having problems. The legendary Toyota reputation is starting to fail, as their products are becoming cheaper.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th October, 2010