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Old 11-04-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Thinking about buying a used RAV4 for 4500 dollars just as a secondary vechile. It has 156k miles on it as its a 2006. Many mechanics and knowledgeably car enthusiast (im not one) say you can get 3-400k miles out of Toyotas, I can almost attest to that as I had a Camry in the past.


That being said are RAV4'S dependable like Toyota's cars.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Yes, very dependable. Check out Repairpal.com for Rav4 problems. There are very few. We have a 2010 and it has been excellent.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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We have a 2011 - doesn't quite have 80,000 miles on it just yet, but it's been pretty reliable so far. Only compliant I've found is that it's not as roomy as one may think after they get a child seat in the back, but it's rather dependable.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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I'm the 3rd or 4th owner if a 2002. Bought it from my sister who had it dealer dealt with while she had it. Currently there are 370 000 kilometers on it. In my three year ownership so far I replaced a pair of oxygen sensors. Neither the cruise control nor rear door power unlocking work but they never worked the entire time my sister owned it either. So basically one repair in 70 000 kilometers.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Are RAV4'S depenable like Camry's and Avalon's etc?
I certainly hope so since my family bought two RAV4s this year.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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Toyota owner and fan here - yes, quite dependable. Have a colleague with 2006 Camry VI - over 200 k miles and is still going.

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Old 11-06-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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From day one, I've always owned German automobiles. That is until the last three. Car current minus two was a Lexus RX400H, (Highlander hybrid clone). Sold it to my lady friend when it hit 200,000 miles. No mechanical issues at all, and she is still driving the thing three years later.

I replaced the Lexus with a '15 RAV4 Limited AWD. It's been a perfect car, however it was getting to the point where after 90,000 miles, it needed new front brake pads. I traded it in the other week for a '18 RAV4 Adventure. I liked the Limited just fine, but wanted the increased towing capacity the Adventure offered as well as '18 is the last year before the new body style comes out.

Was going to purchase a Subaru, (either an Outback or a Forrester), but opted for the RAV due to its reputation for reliability. I have not been disappointed.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NY / Fl.
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I certainly hope so since my family bought two RAV4s this year.
I think you'll be very happy with your 2 Rav 4 's...I bought a brand new Limited-Hybrid in 2016, high tech little beauty, great gas mileage, safety features are a big plus, and Toyota reliability is proven. 2019 edition of Consumer Report gives the Rav 4 high marks as recommended status. The only thing I did was to change out the tires after a year for a premium grade to improve the ride a bit...
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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From day one, I've always owned German automobiles. That is until the last three. Car current minus two was a Lexus RX400H, (Highlander hybrid clone). Sold it to my lady friend when it hit 200,000 miles. No mechanical issues at all, and she is still driving the thing three years later.

I replaced the Lexus with a '15 RAV4 Limited AWD. It's been a perfect car, however it was getting to the point where after 90,000 miles, it needed new front brake pads. I traded it in the other week for a '18 RAV4 Adventure. I liked the Limited just fine, but wanted the increased towing capacity the Adventure offered as well as '18 is the last year before the new body style comes out.

Was going to purchase a Subaru, (either an Outback or a Forrester), but opted for the RAV due to its reputation for reliability. I have not been disappointed.
Wow, you traded in the car just because it needed front brakes?
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Wow, you traded in the car just because it needed front brakes?
That may not be what he meant but if anything, I think brakes may be the weak spot on Toyota vehicles.

I had to replace all the brakes on my Camry at 45,000 and then I was told my RAV4 needed to be done when I took it in for an oil change last July (26,000 miles). The mechanics eventually said I only needed the rear brakes done and I could wait on the front ones because they might be good for maybe 10,000 more miles. I only replaced the rear ones at that time.
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