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Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX 5d Auto (2001/Y)

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX 5d Auto (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Smooth drive - never get stuck in snow or ice - at least not so far and we've had a couple of very severe winters.
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Review submitted by
Niraj Shah on

Toyota RAV4 (00-05)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Adventurous Family.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They probably think its a nice clean reliable machine.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No - kids have grown up now so dont need the space for 2 pushchairs and baby car seats anymore.

What are you likely to buy next?
Prius

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£7,000

When did you buy the car?
May 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a reasonable deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Was looking for a 4x4 that is reliable and has enough space to put in car seats for 2 kids.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was generally good - no hard sales techniques - open to negotiation.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smooth drive - a pleasure on long journeys.

What's it like to park?
Fairly straightforward once you've driven it for a few days - would recommend installing parking sensors as the spare wheel is mounted on the rear door and makes it a little difficult to judge space in tight spots.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Engine light came on after 6 months and despite various diagnostic tests, it seems that this is an issue with this particular Toyota model and year - even Toyota themselves seem to get a different error code every time they plug in their diagnostic computer1.

What's most practical about your car?
Smooth drive - never get stuck in snow or ice - at least not so far and we've had a couple of very severe winters.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None really - would probably say the roof window, but car is adequately furnished with the necessary equipment.

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