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great vehicle. well built. great resale.
Years owned: 3.5 months Pros *Loaded with safety features *Great gas mileage for an SUV *You can have your cake and eat it too with hybrid performance. Cons *Instrument panel readability in daytime poor *Company in denial re Instrument Panel readability *Customer Experience Center has some arrogant personnel when discussing Instrument Panel readability Over all If willing to put up with the Instrument Panel readability issue, buy the vehicle. Otherwise look elsewhere.
I traded my 2006 4Runner 4X4 for a 2016 Rave4. A move I regret. The Rave4 has a GREAT navigation system and Bluetooth second to none, BUT ... I miss the body on frame construction that seems to give a stable comfortable ride. I miss the roominess and towing capability, to say nothing of the Off Road capability. I am reevaluating my error and see another 4Runner in my future.
Toyota RAO4 XLE AWD -2014, excellent in condition, well maintained. Looks and feels like a new car. Single driver, Drove within the city limit only. Owner is a Physician. I never thought of selling a car, but I am relocating from the USA to Singapore. Bought price $30000. A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, All records, Always garaged, Custom wheels, Excellent condition, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Mostly highway miles, New paint, No accidents, Non-smoker, One
Rav 4 L has 106,000 miles, running board, like new condition. Few paint chips.Bought in Dec. 2002. Pearl white color. Yes would recommend to a friend.
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.
Great sporty replacement for my 4Runner Lmtd V6. But I kept my 4Runner with 220k on it, I still love this Rav4. The 4 cyl has a lot of power. And there is lots of space. I only average 20mpg. It's awesome around town and on the freeway.