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    Question RAV4 Questions

    Hi all,

    I am looking at buying an older model RAV4 for roughly R100K - R130K. Definitely the 5 door, but not sure of anything else.
    Therefore a few questions:
    1. Is the 1.8 too weak?
    2. Is the non-4x4 version worth it?
    3. What should I lookout for before buying?
    4. Any known problems I should be aware of?
    5. What sort of kms on the clock is acceptable for a 2002 RAV4?

    Any other advice is highly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Fredel

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    As far as I remember the 1.8 only came out in 4x2. So if you want 4x4, its the 2liter.

    What do you plan to do with the car?
    Hendrik
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    I am not that interested in serious 4X4 driving, but would like to maybe tow a caravan with it at some stage and do some weekend gravel roads with it. Would the 1.8 be OK for the caravan and what sort of fuel consumption can I expect on either the 1.8 or 2l?
    Thanks again for any help!

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    Default Eish !

    I have a 2010 2l and I think that is "pap". Would not think of towing a caravan with it. Maybe a small trailer.
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    for that money you can buy a Cruzer 80 or Prado 90...

    I almost bought a Rav4 3 years ago, but my mates said it looks like a girls car and I went and bought an Xtrail....then the forum bug bit and I sold the Nissan and bought an Prado.


    1) you recently joined the forum with 2 posts
    2) later you will start reading and posting on the forum
    3) you will want a proper 4x4 after that

    I was in the same boat, bought an Xtrail (lovely little softroader, reliable, economical etc.) but not a proper 4x4 and very limited in application.

    I then sold it and bought a Prado 90. OK, it's heavy on juice...cant get past that, otherwise its som much better than a softroader in every single way, for me at least.
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