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Pros: the ride!!
Cons: not a thing i can think of.This car/ suv is great for everything; shopping; sightseeing; take the kids and the dog; go camping; tailgating to the the finest restaurants!! It is a everything ; everyday vehicle!! Love it; love it ;love it!! Toyotas are so damn dependable also!!
4500 Mile Trip
Pros: mileage and storeage space
Cons: back doorJust got back from a 4500 mile trip in our Toyota RAV4 4WD. Drove thru rain and hail, high winds, up and down many many mountain ranges, and crossed desserts. Only had one problem , a nail in a tire. Our RAV operated and handled beautifully.
Pros: Lot's of storage.
Cons: Bridgestone TiresI just love my Venza...I'm saddened though by the safety problems Toyota's currently having. Margaret
Pros: 'Rubbermaid' liner in the cargo area with ample tie-dows
Cons: PerformanceReliable and useful are two words that don't exactly get your blood boiling. Maybe basic transportation is all you're looking for - in which case the Matrix may be a good choice for getting you through your commute and the occasional trip to the garden center on weekends. If you're looking for a little bit of salsa to add to your daily grind, look elsewhere.
I love my Venza
Pros: Abundant storage.
Cons: Brigestone TiresBy far the best car for the money I've ever owned.
Good, solid, attractive car
Pros: comfort, size
Cons: less room to haul stuff (we've owned vans for the past 40 years).Seems like a great car. We had a sunroof added before taking delivery. We selected red. Good fit and finish.
Pros: The sometimes good mileage during warmer weather.
Cons: Ice and snow packed into wheel well. Wiper blades with ice. Finding tires that last.
Advice: Check cost for service every few thousand milesWhen my 2005 Prius reached the 60K (at 58K final inspection,water was found under vehicel and service was unable to find where this came from) miles things went bad. I contacted Toyota about some of the concerns and now over 11 Months no response however,I did get a concern Number with no followup on their part. I did send the Water Pump into toyota for their inspection because of the low miles. Water Pump out at 61K Miles = Just under $500 for repair and they forgot to fill with antifrz. Drove 25 miles with no heat, called & told to return, Toyota said...may be stat. Investigation... I had to add to radiator and hoped nothing else happened when driving the 25 miles. Lights leveler stopped working on low level. Just under $400.00 to repair excluding labor. I disconnected, now on high level. This leveler should be on recall for quality. Key (silver) entrance quit working. Wanted 85 dollars to look for problem. I, by error, found a switch controlling this problem, they just would not inform me about this switch or maybe dealers just don't know about it. Not a cold weather vehicle in the snow. I am really afraid to return to dealer, just waiting for new major problems.