Hello, my name is Samantha I’m a junior in high school. I play softball and golf and hope to continue playing in college. Due to the safety, reliability and roominess my dad felt a Rav4 would be a good 1st car for me. I have been saving money for several years and was able to buy a 2001 Rav4. I love it even though it has a few minor issues. My dad is willing to help me fix these issues but thinks it’s best for me to do the research and repairs myself. I joined this forum in hopes of finding answers on how to fix these issues. Now that I have said hello it’s time for me to search your threads on these issues, as I hope to find the answers and not ask questions that have already been answered.