What's the used Toyota RAV4 4x4 like?
The first Toyota RAV4 was a groundbreaker in the SUV market, and one of the first compact 4x4s the public really switched on to.
This second-generation version kept much of the funky styling and enjoyable dynamics of the first-generation car, but it was also a more practical proposition. The focus was on the five-door version with its sensible boot and frugal diesel engine. Unsurprisingly, fewer buyers bought the cramped three-door car.
The engines, both petrol and diesel, will seem a little slow and noisy to those used to more modern cars, but they have the benefit of reliability and are no worse than their contemporaries.