This car only has the good looks, but not quality
After 2 weeks of purchase, a mouse went into the engine compartment and chewed some wires, causing the engine light to come on (the cables are eco friendly and easy to recycle; that is why if exposed, they attract mice).
Dealer told me 2000$ for a new harness, and it's not under warranty. I fixed the cable myself.
Noticed some paint under the hood was peeled off, and it came to my attention that there is no under coating whatsoever, so I decided spend 1300 for RUST and paint protection.
Recently after 5 months driving, I noticed very tiny rust spots all around the doors. It is very disappointing. I took many photos of those rusty tiny spots. This means next year these rust spots will develop under the paint, and within 2 or 3 years, you can have a 3 year old car with the look of a 15 year old car.
The car, at 2100 to 2500 RPM, creates some kind of low pitch sound, which if you travel on a quiet highway and want to have a quiet ride, you can be annoyed.
Very disappointed with this Venza. I will sell this Venza soon, otherwise after 1 or 2 years, when the rust is all over the car, I won't have any value in this car.
I believe the Toyota cars manufactured in North America are not controlled very well by their Japanese ownership.
So when you purchase a Toyota car, make sure it is made in Japan!!!
I didn't enjoy the ride. The only comfort is the vehicle is wide and curvy inside, and gives you safe travel.
During winter, salty splashes can easily enter under the hood, and spread all around the engine and other parts.
I power washed under the hood few days ago, but there are still signs of salt that cannot be removed very well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th May, 2011