I purchased my RAV4 three months ago. It was a one-owner vehicle with 27,000 miles on the clock. I have driven VWs for the past 10 years, and thought that they would be hard to beat on build quality. Having put approximately 2000 miles per month on the clock since I purchased my RAV4, and having owned a wide variety of cars since 1964, I must admit that the RAV4 is the best vehicle I have driven. Not only is it a pleasure to drive, due to the torque of the diesel engine and the comfort of the well-designed seats, but I find it very cheap to run. My average combined fuel consumption is 45mpg, with a best of 58.6mpg on a long run. Insurance is also excellent, with a premium of only £162 for fully comprehensive cover. Everyone whom I have had as passengers have remarked on the comfort and soothness of the ride. Maybe it is best on the road, but I find that it copes very well on Forestry Commission roads, enabling me to escape the maddening crowds. In conclusion, I can only say that I wish I had bought a RAV4 sooner.
Allan Bailey, Stirlingshire, August 7th 2006