2000 Toyota RAV4 Review #617

2021-06-27
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2000 Toyota RAV4 Review #617 - SUV, 2 generation, petrol engine, 1.8 l., 1125 horsepower, Front-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1

Specifications:

  • 2000 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 2000
  • SUV
  • 2 generation
  • Petrol engine, 1.8 l., 1125 horsepower
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Right
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Behind the right wheel for 16 years, so you can say a habit. Prior to that, he lived in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. When he worked in the seas, he drove cars from Japan and traveled on many. Arriving in Lyubertsy and getting a job in Moscow time, I looked closely at the left-hand drive, but after shoveling a bunch of Internet resources, having gone for a couple of inspections, I was convinced that the left-hand drive with mileage in Moscow time was a “pig in a poke”. In general, it was not necessary to agitate me for the right-hand drive :) Still, the right-hand drive is cheaper, more reliable and economical (price + operating costs) ... and of course much more familiar to me, as I have no driving experience and knowledge of roads in Moscow and the region .

I chose a car in 2006 mainly for practical reasons: reliability and the availability of a left-hand drive analogue (still, you can’t promise, you never know what in our country they can come up with for right-hand drive operation). I could not decide for a long time, but I accidentally saw this RAV4ik on the Prara website, in the section for sale in Japan, looked at the pictures and the auctioneer, read reviews about the supplier and about the car, found a translator on the forum. All OK. Went and paid in advance. Upon arrival of the car inspected after 1.5 months, and since everything corresponded to the auction sheet, I paid the remaining amount.

While I was waiting, I went for reconnaissance to MOTOR-2, not a little known for its problems (at Novoryazansky near the Lyubertsy car market), where foreign cars are registered in the Moscow Region. In 2006, any right-hand drive, regardless of how many cars are in the Russian Federation, ONLY through the optics stand. H4 lamp turns are not always rolled. With me, 3 out of 5 cars were not registered and sent to adjust / change headlights. I don't think much has changed now.

My conclusion was unequivocal, it is better to invest $360 in YOUR car and buy euro headlights than to beg for a production and replenish the family budget of traffic police officers for an unknown amount. Because the first thing was bought euro-optics through existential.

But "sex" with the replacement of headlights was very entertaining. And a lot of strong words were said about the Japanese engineers, as well as their closest and not so female relatives. Well, it was necessary to think of fixing the bar, which is under the headlights, on four long latches (two on each side), under which you can hardly crawl, and without removing this bar, the headlights are not removed. Be very careful not to scratch or break the latch clips (I broke one). But the feeling of deep satisfaction nevertheless inevitably came, including when registering)))

For almost 2 years of operation, my RAV4eg has established itself as a faithful samurai to his master.

PROS:

High landing and improved visibility, for me it was a big + on Moscow roads

A decent clearance (according to the catalog 20 cm), which allows you to safely park, storm curbs, non-standard speed bumps, small snowdrifts, puddles and puddles, and other relief delights and features of the roads and directions of the Russian Federation.

Chassis — no complaints, moderately tough. if softer, then rulitsya will not. Upon arrival, I only changed the stabilizer bushings. When trying to check the alignment in a year, they said that everything to the second was in factory standards and they would not spoil it. Two years later without comment.

Engine 1 ZZ-FE - quite responsive to pressing the gas. It spins well up to 5-6 thousand, but more is not required - it is not very comfortable to drive on RAV4 more than 150. Consumes 92 without claims.

Candles - usual according to the catalogue.

Oil - Castrol TXT 10-30 synthetics filled in at the Japanese service on Taganka consumed. I went on a strict diet after switching to my native Niponese Toyota CASTLE SL 10W-30.

Automatic transmission - did not throw any tricks. Proactively did the replacement of the automatic transmission filter and ATF T-4 oil immediately after Japan at 107,000 km.

There are no ideal cars, and without MINUSES it is impossible:

No 4 WezDe - certainly does not add an ephemeral sense of confidence. But if the ride is 99% in the city, then purple is on the drive. Moreover, for me it was not critical at all, since I have 15 years of experience in all weather conditions in South Sakhalin on 2wd and a little on full. Although it all depends on the driver, for some, even 4wd in the city will not help. And outside the city, do not forget that even with all-wheel drive, the RAV4ik remains an SUV, and folk wisdom says - "The cooler the jeep, the farther to fuck behind the tractor."

I can’t help but say about the fuel sensor on the RAV4 - this is an approximate device +/-3-5 liters, and if you consider that the tank is 56 liters, it is divided into four unequal parts on the sensor, and the arrow shows what it seems to her ... Then she, like a huckster in the market, cannot be trusted. Because of her, the first time I was shocked by the expense. And I think most RAV4 owners. But, as you know, the fight against consumption begins ... with the correct measurement of consumption. We fill a full tank “under the plug”, reset the odometer, roll it out, to the same gas station and again a full tank “under the plug”, look at the odometer reading and on the column. And we get an approximate consumption - highway / city 8.3 / 10 liters per 100 km, in Moscow traffic jams in the summer with air conditioning up to 12 liters. Gasoline 92 TNK. This is without taking into account the fact that the column could be underfilled.

Mediocre noise isolation is a generic flaw of all generations of RAV4, they even say the third one. It's not that it's not there at all, but mostly the noise from the wheel arches and the trunk. This drawback is eliminated: 1) by increasing the volume on the PG; 2) road tires for the summer, Velcro in winter 3) installation of additional sound insulation, which is inevitably followed by a sound update - a new GU + amp + tweeters + speakers + subwoofer. Where, how, from what, photos and how much it costs can be found in the FAQ on the RAV4 forum. I was too lazy and replaced only the regular GU with a 2din DVD Panasonic.

The disadvantages of maintaining RAV4ika perhaps include a higher cost (than for a regular sedan) of R16-17 alloy wheels, R16-17 rubber, tire fitting and washing services. But believe me, a washed and well-groomed RAV4ik, on beautiful alloy wheels, on good tires, is worth it ...

And also all sorts of devices for external tuning - aerodynamic kits, body kits, spoilers, arches, footboards, deflectors, as well as a purr release - you can find the sea, it produces the same JAOS and TTE.

In general, a good car.

P.S.

A samurai without a sword is the same as a samurai with a sword... only without a sword.

RAV4 without 4WD is the same as RAV4 with 4WD...only without 4WD :)


Fuel consumption on the highway:

  • 29 miles per gallon (US)
  • 35 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 8-12l l/100km

Category: 2000 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Author: Mamont-oleg

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Maximus 2021-12-30 (21:23)

People, if problems arise on a monodrive, then the whole thing is 90 percent in the main gasket !! )

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Maximus 2021-12-30 (21:23)

Per review +5

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Lan333 2021-12-15 (09:46)

for review 5

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400 2021-11-08 (17:19)

5+! at the end about a samurai without a sword he gave out cool))) I’ve been cubing for 10 minutes already))))

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Chaser 2021-10-28 (21:23)

there are no real problems on a monodrive in winter, by any chance?

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Makson_nn 2021-08-28 (09:01)

Honorable review! Catch 5+

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Artemiusnv 2021-07-24 (09:46)

+100

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Ravovod 2021-06-28 (10:01)

I don't really understand the author. He writes that he used all-wheel drive cars, but there is almost no difference (yes, even in the city ...) That you don’t get ice, snow drifts in the yards? I would write that I saved and do not regret, otherwise ... In our Russia 4everywhere is always good and I don’t understand the failure on such a machine.

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Papik97 2021-06-28 (10:01)

Ravovod There is no snow in Moscow time for the 2nd year. If what could be called snow, then drove everywhere without problems. Ice happens, but to drive through it you need a head more than a four-wheel drive. In the old body, like yours, I didn’t want RAV4. I took a muzzle-driven one due to the lack of a D-4. and saving on gasoline is a concomitant and inevitable consequence. Would be 1ZZ with all-wheel drive, I would be only too happy. But they don't. Then my budget did not allow me to take the left RAV4. RAV4ik sold a month ago. Now in the selection process. Most likely I will save again on a new steering wheel and all-wheel drive, I will take the Altezza RS ... unfortunately I did not earn money for the new Lexus. ... And on the new left Corolla-Lancer-Mazda, let others drive, I don’t feel sorry and don’t feel insulted :)

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Krod 2021-06-27 (10:01)

a normal machine

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