Smooth, reliable and it fits my 6'4 frame. Just a few of the attributes which make up Ruby my red 2000 RAV4. I wish, however, that the headrests went up a little higher. Maneuvering is great with the short wheel base and it rides a lot smoother than my old Isuzu Rodeo. So good in the rain and looking forward to seeing how good she drives in the snow this winter. I exchanged the old rusted steel wheels for aluminum rims from a 2004 Camry and it looks so much better. I am also planning on a dark tint for the rear windows. Power is lacking somewhat in the 2 litre motor but she still gets you where you need to go. It costs me about $50 in gas to drive 500 km. Not a lot of room for adults in the back seats but when you fold down the rear seats you can store a bit of gear for overnight trips. An all around fun and reliable vehicle...so far.