What used Toyota RAV4 4x4 will I get for my budget?
While the RAV4 generally depreciates quite slowly, the earliest examples of this generation are still old enough to be in 'banger' territory, so £1,000, or even slightly less, can buy you a three-door example from 2000. You’ll pay slightly more for a five-door: £1200-£1500 for a good one from 2000 or early 2001.
You won’t pay much more than that for a 2003 five-door – £1900-£2100 for a really nice one with history – but the strength of the RAV4’s residuals is really reflected in the later, 2005 models. You’ll still need to pay as much as £6000, or even £6500, for a really good, low-mileage diesel RAV4 of this age with a full service history.