2005 Toyota RAV4 Chili 2.4 from North America
Get an extended warranty
Bought a 2005 Toyota Rav 4 Chili edition, and have only had it a couple of months, and the transmission is gone. Told it will be $6000.00 to fix; thankfully I got the extended warranty, so it will be covered.
Apparently the computer that tells the transmission what to do has had problems, and Toyota never did a recall for this.
Not sure if I like this vehicle - not as fun to drive as my Focus ZX5 (no problems at 80 k, but got written off for hail damage).
If you buy a older Rav 4, make sure you get extended warranty - you will need it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th October, 2010
12th Oct 2010, 12:24
"If you buy a older Rav 4, make sure you get extended warranty - you will need it."
If you buy ANY older car with 70K miles on it and you have no idea of its history, it is a good idea to get a warranty on it. Sounds like this car may have been used for a little more than it was rated for. I haven't heard of too many tranny problems on these trucks.