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Old 03-02-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Help w/ RAV 4

Hey All,

Tacomas are very good vehicles in the reliability, maintainability, serviceability, etc. department. No major or common issues.

What do you know about the Rav 4? Reliability, etc? Any major or known problems?

Do they have the same long-life reputation like the Tacoma? Goods, Bads?

This would be used as a on-road SUV, grocery getter type vehicle. No off-roading.

Any input appreciated.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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For me Toyota's across the board are the same. I had a Highlander and now Tacoma and Matrix. Wife wants a RAV4 next.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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I have 2 in the family.
2wd and 4wd.

No problems per say.
Do the maintenance and drive the snot out of them.
Most of the work we do at the shop is just maintenance.
So i don't expect a new one to be any different down the road.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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I own a 2011 tacoma that I just got and love it ! I also owned a 99 tacoma for 10 years and love it also ! My wife drives a 2011 Rav 4 . Had it sins new and it's been a great vehicle ! It has the 2.5 4 banger and get great gas mileage. My daughter also has an 09 and drives the piss out of it and it been a great vehicle ! I can'nt speak for the 2013 models .
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My mom has a 2008 Rav4. No issues. The v6 is a beast engine in that little thing. The 4wd system is stupid though. It only works under 20mph.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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I've had 2 of them. A 2006 Sport AWD, and a 2010 2WD Limited. Both were great. We just went bigger with the Sienna with the kids getting older.
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