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Help w/ RAV 4

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by AZ TXPRO, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. AZ TXPRO

    AZ TXPRO [OP] Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. Zac808

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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.
     
  3. Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 41 Year Toyota/Chrysler Tech/ASE Master

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    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.
     
  4. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    my friend's families have 3 of them total, they've been great from what I hear
     
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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 first Toyota was a 66 Toyota Corona. It was bullet proof. I beat the shit out of it and it never left me walking. With the exception of a few lapses in reasoning I have owned Toyota vehicles since, eight not counting the 1966, All have been exceptional vehicles and extremely reliable. The few issues that have occurred were all taken care of promptly by the dealer at no charge to me.

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    I will not buy anything but a Toyota.
     
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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.
     
  8. Rupp1

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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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    Grandmother has a 2012 AWD. Drives nice and hauls ass with the V6. No issues so far.
     
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    My wife's 06 has been great , no major issues . I'm am starting to notice some oil consumption which Is disappointing . Its at 86k now
     
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