Recall, after recall, after recall, after recall...
Oil consumption between changes; was told this is normal.
Noisy timing chain tensioner.
Washer spritzers failed.
Run flat tires replaced with a different model, due to excessive road noise.
All repairs serviced under warranty.
Recalled for load capacity label.
Recalled for floor mat.
Recalled for accelerator pedal.
Recalled for air bag sensors.
Recalled for a faulty window switch, that could lead to a fire.
Recalled for rear tie rod ends.
In my mind I thought at first that this would be a great car, and it really could be if a little more effort was put into the build quality.
Gas mileage is great, seating is comfy, but not on long trips, but the dash layout and interior materials could be a little better.
The outside appearance is quite attractive, and the handling is very crisp.
I like the fact that mine is one of the few that doesn't have the spare tire on the back tailgate.
I don't like the fact that I was told that the oil burning is normal; I did some research, and found that this is a common problem that is annoying many other owners, even on different Toyota models.
I will never buy a RAV4 again.
Oh - did I mention the recalls?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th September, 2012