1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #475 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, mechanical | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #475 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, mechanical | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #475 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, mechanical | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #475

Hello readers of my review. The text turned out to be not small, for those who are interested in the main thing about the car, you can immediately go down to the point “Start and operation process”

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Mechanical
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #508

Is there a car more reliable than RAV4? Maybe there is. :) There are more dynamic, and more powerful, and more comfortable, but I like RAV4 in the first body. Two reasons: the first is reliability (whoever disagrees, let him go to the bathroom and hit the wall there so as not to splatter the wallpaper), the second is permanent four-wheel drive and the accompanying goodies. I do not like all these self-locking differentials, automatically connected drives and all sorts of other dubious stray. It's probably good and practical, but I'm buying a car FOR MYSELF. And one that I like. And I like the RAV4 in the first body. :) I live in Toronto, where it gets very snowy in winter and four-wheel drive comes in handy. Of course, they clean the streets and do it in a timely manner, but it happens that they don’t have time, and even then, to get to work, you need four driving wheels and good tires. By the way, this year I tried the winter snowtrakker and I must say that I have a purely positive opinion about this rubber. There are cons: very noisy and serious rolling resistance, but does it make sense to drive 140 in the winter in the city? At least not on RAV :). Although I do not complain about the dynamics. :) In general, I must say that I have this third car in Canada. Third RAV4. :) All, of course, in the first body. The previous two cars died in accidents. :( The first one was on a winter road, when I collided head-on with an Impala that flew out of the oncoming lane (those in the enemy car were taken away by an ambulance, and I got a hefty bump on my forehead when I tried to get out of a broken car). And the second in the summer, on a dry road and with excellent visibility - hugged a tree. Don't drink while driving! :( Well, you can add that the rubber let it down a little, but still the main reason is alcohol. The blow was such that the tree cracked along the trunk, and the engine simply split in half. At the same time - attention! - the interior was almost not deformed. I was extremely surprised. Moreover, I practically didn’t suffer, and I don’t consider a dislocated shoulder an injury. Well, so. I like the trouble-free operation of this little car. Especially when you consider that local mechanics love to bend absolutely unthinkable prices... For example, replacing a timing belt and pump in a non-Toyota garage costs about $ 600. I remember that in Russia I changed the belt on Caldina for 50. True, 600 is together with spare parts, but still a little expensive. There was nothing more to be done. No, though, I forgot. On the current RAV, the second oxygen sensor had to be replaced - the wires came off. $50 - universal. I would have traveled like that, but gasoline consumption has grown to indecent values ​​- more than 15 in the urban cycle! After replacing everything was back to normal. What else to add? All owners of RAVs are well aware of their shortcomings and there is no point in listing them again. However, I would call it features. RAV4 is a very peculiar car. Yes, noisy, yes, it does not jump to a hundred in 5 seconds and cannot accelerate more than 180, but if you need a car to quickly move around the city in any weather and on any roads, this is the RAV4.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Gasoline engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #509

Is there a car more reliable than RAV4? Maybe there is. :) There are more dynamic, and more powerful, and more comfortable, but I like RAV4 in the first body. Two reasons: the first is reliability (whoever disagrees, let him go to the bathroom and hit the wall there so as not to splatter the wallpaper), the second is permanent four-wheel drive and the accompanying goodies. I do not like all these self-locking differentials, automatically connected drives and all sorts of other dubious stray. It's probably good and practical, but I'm buying a car FOR MYSELF. And one that I like. And I like the RAV4 in the first body. :) I live in Toronto, where it gets very snowy in winter and four-wheel drive comes in handy. Of course, they clean the streets and do it in a timely manner, but it happens that they don’t have time, and even then, to get to work, you need four driving wheels and good tires. By the way, this year I tried the winter snowtrakker and I must say that I have a purely positive opinion about this rubber. There are cons: very noisy and serious rolling resistance, but does it make sense to drive 140 in the winter in the city? At least not on RAV :). Although I do not complain about the dynamics. :) In general, I must say that I have this third car in Canada. Third RAV4. :) All, of course, in the first body. The previous two cars died in accidents. :( The first one was on a winter road, when I collided head-on with an Impala that flew out of the oncoming lane (those in the enemy car were taken away by an ambulance, and I got a hefty bump on my forehead when I tried to get out of a broken car). And the second in the summer, on a dry road and with excellent visibility - hugged a tree. Don't drink while driving! :( Well, you can add that the rubber let it down a little, but still the main reason is alcohol. The blow was such that the tree cracked along the trunk, and the engine simply split in half. At the same time - attention! - the interior was almost not deformed. I was extremely surprised. Moreover, I practically didn’t suffer, and I don’t consider a dislocated shoulder an injury. Well, so. I like the trouble-free operation of this little car. Especially when you consider that local mechanics love to bend absolutely unthinkable prices... For example, replacing a timing belt and pump in a non-Toyota garage costs about $ 600. I remember that in Russia I changed the belt on Caldina for 50. True, 600 is together with spare parts, but still a little expensive. There was nothing more to be done. No, though, I forgot. On the current RAV, the second oxygen sensor had to be replaced - the wires came off. $50 - universal. I would have traveled like that, but gasoline consumption has grown to indecent values ​​- more than 15 in the urban cycle! After replacing everything was back to normal. What else to add? All owners of RAVs are well aware of their shortcomings and there is no point in listing them again. However, I would call it features. RAV4 is a very peculiar car. Yes, noisy, yes, it does not jump to a hundred in 5 seconds and cannot accelerate more than 180, but if you need a car to quickly move around the city in any weather and on any roads, this is the RAV4.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #583 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3135 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #583 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3135 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #583 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3135 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #583

He wrote his next opus in several visits, so it turned out a lot. So don't judge. In principle, you can skip paragraphs and read what you like. I won't be offended!

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3135 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #78 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, electric motor, 67 horsepower, Front-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #78 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, electric motor, 67 horsepower, Front-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #78 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, electric motor, 67 horsepower, Front-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #78

I decided to write my feelings about owning this car. I have had many cars in my life. It was and is. Over the past decade and a half, this car has always been in my family. Pieces 7 to be precise in different versions and modifications. Sometimes 3-door manual transmission-automatic transmission, sometimes 5-door automatic transmission. I will not write here about the cost of auto parts and maintenance, as it is completely acceptable. I first bought this car in 2005. Cars were bought for movement in the winter in Moscow. The first pancake turned out to be lumpy. Out of ignorance, I bought a tired car in the fall with pre-treatment: twisted mileage, badass, accident, leather interior, American. But I bought it in order to spend the winter inexpensively and hand it to my wife so that she would learn to drive after a car school. The car turned out to be versatile and indestructible. So indestructible and so practical that it was sold in the spring and almost a year after the search, in November a 3-door automatic transmission was bought in Rostov. The trip back to Moscow was a fun adventure, because I left Rostov on summer tires and a snowstorm began on the road ... I realized that I couldn’t sleep, otherwise my journey would drag on for three days. Trucks and like me lovers of summer tires began to move more slowly. But Rav withstood all the difficulties and delights of a sudden winter, overtaking all his brothers in misfortune on the verge of a foul. The short base really has off-road habits but is prone to skidding. Especially on oak (as it turned out from the showroom) summer tires. In general, I returned to Moscow for a day without sleep with its pseudo-winter. Shorty for several years climbed the snow-covered courtyards of the Moscow region, parked on lawns and in snowdrifts, always found a parking lot in the center of Moscow and never broke down. By the way, I was imbued with this model and constantly tried to put it in order. I immediately changed the steering rack ($ 700) because it was leaking. I removed the casing by filling the neck - this car rots exclusively there, from clogged sand, dirt and moisture. Rots to holes. The body rots only if there was an accident or thresholds were welded. Well, the reagents destroy any unprotected iron from below. I changed the filler pipe itself and welded a hole in the body in the indicated place. The automatic transmission kept a little when switching, everything was decided by changing the oil in it. Swapped good for new. But Rav did not give me the opportunity to take care of him. He required only oil and pads. Gasoline poured always only 95th. Everyone asks the question, how many people can fit in it? I had 5 adults and 2 kids. Circumstances in my life were different. Sometimes the money ran out. Or they were not enough for a summer vacation at sea for a family abroad ... it was under these circumstances that the shorty was sold. I could not leave the family without a vacation at sea. Was sold quickly and more expensive than bought. After 3 years of ownership. A lot of my secrets were taken away by that small and reliable friend ... then there were other cars. Prestigious and very prestigious. But as soon as a decent option appeared, I immediately bought the most expensive one on sale. Rav4 4-door automatic transmission. From one owner from a car dealership with a mileage of 100,000 km. He stayed with me for a very long time, about 5 years. I traveled many kilometers along the highway up to 2 thousand km one way and back, through forests, mountains, Moscow, etc., no breakdowns in all the years. Regular maintenance did not diagnose the need to replace suspension elements or other systems. But was exchanged to a friend. He took it to his son and he, not understanding what kind of car fell into his hands - hit RAVik hard several times and later changed it to a raped German ... I again found a rare 3-door Rav 4 manual transmission in the vogue configuration. The car belonged to the daughter of the owner of a media holding in Moscow and could not move with her and her family to Switzerland. Was given to one of their employees and bought safely by me. My family complained that the car was cramped, and that my wife couldn’t drive a manual transmission (I FREQUENTLY drove it with 5 more full-size jeeps in the fleet) and it was sold (I still regret that I sold it) on a mileage of 180,000 km (for 100 000₽ more expensive than I bought) for the purchase of a 4-door automatic transmission equal to 4 from Germany. From one owner in perfect condition. With leather interior, heating, native glass, no signs of corrosion and painting work. This is my most expensive rav4 ever owning this model. It cost around $10,000. When processing the interior (the Lexus was processed in the deteylingcenter, and I myself!), I realized that the skin on the 1st Rav4 is better than on modern Germans. And she is everywhere. Even on the front seat pockets. Now it just sits in the garage. I should have it. It is always ready to go and use. It is filled with only German oil and only original spare parts, I rub its interior with KOH and listen to dust particles. It will never die on the spot due to insufficient current in the battery or a faulty tire pressure sensor. It does not have computers and monitors that can break from cold or heat. It is moderately passable and not moderately uncomfortable for long trips. But he is ready for them. And this is the main thing in this car. Reliability. Based on simplicity and origins in the 90s in the land of the rising sun. It is this car that is recognized as one of the most reliable by the Japanese themselves (yes, yes, they said so when asked about buying a reliable car for mountain passes and country roads with daily use and small investments). He is hated by my wife for his archaism and my children for his narrowness. But I like him. He belongs to the off-road Japanese family of the 90s and that says it all. By the way, read the ads for the sale of these cars in Europe. In the manner of ours: "we will deliver to the transport company" when selling Rav4 in Europe, they write: "we will send to any country in Africa." I don't think it's necessary to comment.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Electric motor, 67 horsepower
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #668 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, petrol engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower, Front-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #668

The reason for writing this review was a small car, so I will try to be brief and concise. In addition, this model has already been comprehensively considered by previous authors. In this regard, without dwelling on general issues of technical equipment, I focus only on personal impressions of use. The first RAV 4 in the back of SXA 10, 2.0, 4WD was purchased in 2002. With mileage across Russia after one owner. The condition of the car at the service was rated as very good, which was confirmed later. For 4 years, the mileage was about 90,000 km, mainly in Moscow and the region. Once we went in 2004 to the Black Sea. Moreover, three of us went there - all adults and quite large - the travel time from Moscow to Armavir (distance 1400 km) was about 22 hours. Given the rather tense traffic situation on the Don highway (an abundance of slow trucks with single-lane traffic in places) and several stops for meals, it is quite normal. Almost all the way, with the exception of maybe a few tens of kilometers, I drove myself. Didn't feel particularly tired. The car is comfortable and quite comfortable. At sea, the battery suddenly "died", like that right away at the moment. An attempt to charge and resuscitate was unsuccessful - it was not even enough to start a hot one. In general, it started up from neighbors in a car camping, and on the second day, realizing that the battery was covered, I went to Novorossiysk. Without any problems, I found a Korean analogue for a thousand-odd rubles, a new one, of course. At the same time, we looked at the city, and then impromptu went to Abrau-Dyurso, swam in the lake and ate barbecue, and took their signature drink with us :)) Thus, replacing the battery turned from a problem into an exciting excursion. By the way, this battery works fine so far without any maintenance.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Right
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #558 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #558

This is a continuation of my review of the ravchik 07/07/2008. Another year has passed since the operation of my RAV4. Now there are already 120,000 km on the odometer (two years ago it was 76,000). By the way, I am responding to comments on my previous review, in which I wrote that I drove almost 10,000 km in a year. Having written this, I thought that 10,000 km is not enough compared to others, and I did not think that others do not drive so much in a year, on the contrary, even more, much more.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Right
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Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3129 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #639

Hi all! I want to leave a little essay about my car. For the memory of posterity, so to speak. I always dreamed of an SUV, at least an SUV, but it would be desirable that I could climb into natural places where cars usually do not pass. The previous car was Mark 2 90 body. A very good car, but far from being an SUV, but in Sochi we have mountainous places, many wonderful places (for which they have already begun to charge), but there is no road, only trails and, if you're lucky, a gravel road. And I love nature, as does my wife.

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #296 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, hybrid engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #296 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, hybrid engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #296 - SUV, 1 generation restyling, hybrid engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #296

Good afternoon everyone! So I finally became the owner of Ravchik. I am writing my first review, although the car is already the 5th))

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Hybrid engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Right
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #604

Hello, dear owners of wonderful Japanese cars Toyota RAV4!

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Right
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Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • 1 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3180 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Mechanical
  • Steering wheel Right
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #609 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #609 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #609 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #609

Hello everyone, DROMOTusy! Earlier I wrote a review about my device and here I am posting fresh pictures after painting the car! they did everything elegantly with disassembly and assembly. The car just after the sisters was all in small Kotska and practically not one whole element, I mean, either a scratch, or a dent, or some kind of bald spot. it became a pity, the machine looks almost new, look. Good luck to everyone and ... have a good summer!

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
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1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #612 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #612 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #612 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3

1999 Toyota RAV4 Review #612

Hello everyone and good day!

Specifications:

  • 1999 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 3128 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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