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good 4wd starter by badtoofache on 05/30/2012. Trim: 1997 Toyota RAV4, Owned 2 years.
Pros: good fuel economy for a dual purpose car good everyday drive good on wet and muddy tracks because it is so light tends not to get bogged down
Cons: if there is one thing that could be better it would be the door latches could be more substancial
Overall review: good everyday drive and also heaps of fun off the road
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180k Miles And Counting by Ken from Florida on 04/07/2012. Trim: 1997 Toyota RAV4 4-Door 2WD, Owned 10 years.
Pros: 180k on it now, no signs of stopping.
Cons: Doesn't have the "zip" I like in my cars.
Overall review: A long-lasting vehicle, roomy enough to transport a lot of stuff, and with minimal mechanical issues. This is especially great when you consider that it was a New England vehicle (ruinous roads and salt) for 11 years, and for several years of its life it was poorly maintained, once even going so long without an oil change that it entirely ran out of oil!
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It does the job by Peter Harker. Christchurch South Island New Zealand on 12/27/2010. Trim: 1997 Toyota RAV4 2-Door 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I use my 1997 RAV for hunting and take it into some really rough areas. It handles well in mud snow loose gravel and shallow riverbeds. 100% reliable and with the seats folded in the rear I can pack a heap of hunting gear. For its size and strength its a beauty. Peter Harker. NZ
Cons: Seat belts not springing back
Overall review: For its size and strength nothing comes near it. After all It is a Toyota.
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point A to point B no problem by STEWIE from Barrington RI on 01/07/2009. Trim: 1997 Toyota RAV4 4-Door 4WD, Owned 9 years.
Pros: for a better handling in the snow and rain use toyo open country a/t tires. I have over 200,000 miles on my Rav4 and after having had to put 3,000.00 into it for repairs I hope to get another 100,000 out of it. Be smart fix the RAV4 and keep driving some more.
Cons: Drivers side seatbelt hangs out and needs improving. IF you live in the north east watchout for cross member rotted under THE RAV4 I,ve replaced the crossmember and seals.
Overall review: IF I had the money to spend on a new RAV4 I go for it.
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Rav 4ever by Gregg, Iowa. on 10/18/2008. Trim: 1997 Toyota RAV4 4-Door 4WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Reliability, style, economy. 133,000 miles and still going strong. Still uses no oil between changes. Except for brakes, timing belt, and O2 sensors, it had never been in the shop for repair. Can fit enormous amounts of stuff behind the seats. Hauled a full size rocker recliner with the rear seats folded down. Goes through the snow like nothing else. Don't think that will ever get rid of. Will probably pass down to my 14 yr old.
Cons: Rear seat room is very limited. Anyone over the age of 12 or taller that 5'6 will be uncomfortable. No cupholders in 96-97. No armrests.
Overall review: One of the best vehicles on the road and they hold their value very well.
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