I bought it from a private owned dealership and it was in really good cosmetic condition. Dealer told me transmission was rebuilt but it felt and sounded good. He told me it had a one year warranty and that if there was ever an issue, I can take it to their mechanic. I drove it around for a good amount of time so I decided to take it home. About 3 months in, the transmission became faulty. It became really loud and started vibrating too much. So I took the car in to the mechanic around march 2017– didn't get my car back until July 2017. Really wasted time and the mechanic didn't want to give my car back because there was still work needed. The car sounds the same and keeps vibrating a lot. It gets me to point A to point B. I upgraded the radio to a new one and works just fine. It is comfortable for sure. Really spacey.
Dependable car that is spacious and comfortable for large people.
I love my 2003 Toyota RAV4. The only problem is that I do not like that it only gets 23 miles per gallon. This could be due to it is age. It has been a dependable car for me to go to and from work and college. I have had the car for 5 years. It is a very comfortable car. I am a short person so sometimes I cannot see over the steering wheel, however, this car has a steering wheel that is at a great height. The only issue that I have with the car is that sometimes it makes a screeching noise that I always thought was the brakes, but I have had my brakes checked three times since I have had the car and each time they say it is not the brakes and they do not know what the issue is. Overall, a very dependable vehicle. I plan to get a newer version of the Toyota RAV4 in the future.
Right size for a girl and her dog!
I adore my rav4. As a smaller framed woman it does not make me feel swallowed but I also like being a bit higher off the road than a sedan affords. Regular maintenance has kept it running well and Toyota did right by me when there was a transmission recall that affected the car's low gear acceleration. One of my favorite features is the 5th-door rather than a liftgate on the back. This and the spare tire on the door instead of the trunk floor makes it so much easier helping my large aging dog in and out of the back safely.
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