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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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2005 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 202008

RAV4

  • 14,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2005 Toyota Rav4 which, because of the shoddy material, I.e., plastic, used on the fenders/bumpers, body of the car, I have had costly damage which I have had to pay $1,000 deductible every time, done due to being hit by another car or personal accidents because of the weather, etc. I love my car but all that has to be done to the car is for another car or a pole or whatever, to even a little more than lightly hit it and it caves in like a piece of aluminum or plastic. Something has to be done about the way cars are made nowadays. I could've been killed this past Sunday when I was in bumper to bumper traffic on a highway and hit someone. My front fender got the brunt of the damage. I used to have a 1992 Toyota tercel with fenders/bumpers that were strong and could withstand a collision. This is ridiculous, not to mention costly. It could also be the cause of my insurance being raised or dropped next year! no one seems to really care about how dangerous cars are being made nowadays. Thank you.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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