Last post on Mar 15, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#8 of 11 Re: RAV Accident Tests [gracejoan]
Jun 21, 2007 (1:35 pm)
Am I the crazy one here? If my Rav 4 was totaled in a low speed accident, and I got out and walked away, I think that whatever the cost would be, would be a bargain if it saved my life. Just my opinion.
#9 of 11 Re: RAV Accident Tests [dtown40]
Jul 20, 2007 (7:22 am)
I agree with dtown40 - I was in an accident with my '97 RAV4 just a few weeks ago. The other driver T-boned me (hit my passenger side which was empty thankfully); he was going about 40 mph.
I walked away with very sore muscles but only a couple of scratches. I'm thankful every day that my RAV4 was built to protect me.
My car was a total loss but I'm overjoyed that I was safe.
I'm seriously considering buying another RAV4 based on that accident and 5.5 years of problem-free ownership. She was a fantastic car and will be missed!
#11 of 11 2008 RAV4 Auto Body weaknesses
Mar 15, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I purchased my RAV4 in May, 2008 and it has about 5200 miles. I had the 5000 mile service done on 2/25/09. About four days after this service, I noticed my RAV4 had eight small dents on it. All of the dents were on the body panels were in an area from the bottom of the windows down about 10". There were three dents on the left front panel by the hood, three dents on the right rear quarter panel and two dents on the right rear passenger door. My local Toyota dealer had the dents removed and covered all costs. They did that on 3/6/09. On 3/12/09, I had the car hand washed and now have two dents on the right rear quarter panel again. Is it me or is this car made of tin foil? The dealer said that there was no bulletin from Toyota identifying any problem like this. Has any other owner experienced anything like this?