2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
At 17,603 miles the water pump needed replacement which entailed removing the engine to get to the pump due to poor design. Fortunately the repair was under warranty.
At 28,748 miles the car needs a new steering shaft which is not covered under the warranty because the car is already six years old; total cost at dealership service was $236.52 for the part and labor will be determined when I get he repair done.
I love the 6 cyl speed when I need to enter a crowded highway. The cabin space is roomy and comfortable.
The new 2013 RAV 4 has a better access to the water pump if repairs are needed.
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