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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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41 reader reviews for Toyota RAV4 Crossover.
  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Martin Wragg , South Yorkshire . Date: 16/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned the T180 since March this year, bought from new.

    Yesterday the car developed a problem with the keyless entry system - it would not lock when I got home from work either by using the key fob or the push-buttons on the main doors.

    When I took the car to the main dealers (only five minutes away) the car locked fine. On arrival back home again, the car would not lock using either method. I took the car just around the corner, parked up and again it locked OK. Once again, back home it would not lock and now would not start either with the push button ignition switch, error indicating 'Key not detected'.

    Several attempts later and still the car would not lock or start, until this morning when it started and locked OK. I'm off for a trip to the main dealers again tonight to have the car plugged into the diagnostics. Have any other owners had any problems? Will let you know how the diagnosis went.

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Roland Talbot , hERTFORDSHIRE . Date: 14/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned 3 Ravs, and the T180 is by far the best. The on-board computer gave me 38 miles to the gallon, but the quick maths of petrol purchased against miles completed gave me 44. Bad side...gearbox is notchy, especially 1st to second. But she is very very quiet, lots of power and lots of toys. Pity Toyota in its wisdom bought out the XTR, a sheep in wolf clothing, but just looks like a T180 at first glance. Much better car by far than its Honda rival.

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Karl Roberts Date: 30/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My wife and I test drove the T180 model on the weekend and were impressed with the look,handling and general drive of the car.

    All the gadgets you get are impressive like the smart entry and start system and voice activated sat nav but is it more to wrong!!!!

    I agree with alot of comments on the price of the car being too expensive for the model ranges although we have decided to buy one. The model we have bought is an ex-demo so has had some extras put into it ie- Style pack, Reverse sensors and upgraded stereo system and we are paying £23k for it so would suggest this for anyone else looking to buy one as it has 7500 miles on the clock and is only 5 months old so we are saving about £5.5k.

    The tailgate is a small problem especially if you reverse into a space can you still get it open. Other running costs are maybe the tires as when I asked the question the salesmen told me that it was about £150-200 a tire but told me that they repair them for free but we will see.

    All said and done I think this will be a great car for the money we have spent and would recommend one.

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT4 5dr

    John Whitehead Date: 27/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have had this car for 3 months, having been encouraged to buy one by one of my partners who Raves about his Rav and is on his third one. This car is ideal for rural general practice, being a good compromise of road car, having the safety of 4 wheel drive, security , economy and not too showy although my teenagers call it a Chav4. I am getting 38-39 mpg and 42 on long motorway journeys -just as the manual says. I've fitted the bluetooth phone system (superb) and think rear parking sensors are essential as rear view not terrific. I will definitely explore the fix for the rear tail gate. Recommended. Hope the residuals prove as good as What Car predicts.

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