40K On Purchase: Driver's door not working properly. Within 10K door the spot weld broke away from the door check. As the vehicle was out of warranty, we had to pay to get it fixed.
42K - new tires. Have purchased a new set of tires every 20K miles - the thing eats tires.
62K - standard maintenance = $1,500.
105K - door weld breaks again.
105K - air conditioner breaks down while in Florida in 100 degree heat, shooting pieces of metal into the air conditioning lines - beg and plead at dealership and get repair cost lowered to $1,700 from $2,500 quoted for repair. The dealer stated they see a lot of air conditioner repairs.
80K - radio starts having problems on cold mornings - LCD display freaks out and radio does not work. Eventually works once warmed up. Did not repair.
110K - Toyota has a recall on door, but refuses to fix ours as we now have over 100k on the vehicle.
120K - sunroof explodes while driving down the road. Insurance repairs, but I believe it was caused by pressure waves when the windows are down.
120K maintenance performed = $1,500.
130K - Air conditioner fails again - this time, separate part of air conditioner fails - $1,200 repair.
135K - sunroof motor fails. Just got it cranked shut and left it.
140K - car on 4rth set of tires, very expensive on 17" XLT rims.
Fantastic engine, smooth car, very poorly made in other areas, especially for a $36K vehicle.
Extremely expensive to maintain. We do all the maintenance, but have still had extremely expensive repairs from mechanical failures.
Poor service from Toyota on door, air conditioner and sunroof problems.
I believe it will run for over 200K, but am extremely disappointed in Toyota's poor response to our very common issues and problems.