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The 2011 Rav 4 is fairly good in most areas, but exciting in none. I am critical of three areas:
1. The paint has scratches since new.
2. The back hatch opens horizontally meaning I have to keep garage door open to unload packages. In addition, my toddler would have been seriously injured when the hatch blew shut-I suffered a back injury in saving her and getting hit by the hatch.
3. The protruding rear mounted tire is unsightly and interferes with rear view and reduces trade in.