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#11 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 10:37 PM
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Haven't stressed the 2012s yet since the mileage is still under a 1000, but the 2006 V6 has blown the doors off many wannabes ...

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1996 Rav4 is in KY and has around 200k miles - no problem

2005 RAV has 135+k miles and no problems

2006 V6 Rav4 has 110+k miles and no problems

2012 V6 Rav4 has 130 miles and no problem

Don't know the mileage on the other Ravs, but no problems.

Unbelievable no problems... Even with all the tsbs. How about oil consumption??? Synthetics or dinos???
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Unbelievable no problems... Even with all the tsbs. How about oil consumption??? Synthetics or dinos???
Actually, I gave the 1996 Rav to my son-in-law in 2005 with about 185k miles on it. It's now in KY with his brother-in-law and must be closing in on 300k miles. It had started to burn oil at about 150k miles and was using a quart every 2000 miles.

My 2005 Rav has just started burning oil and is using a quart every 2000 miles. It's also a manual (the last year they offered manual transmission) and although it's only 4-cylinder, it flies. Last month I spanked a Miata racing up the mountain where I live - he couldn't believe how fast the Rav was up the mountain.

None of the other Ravs are burning oil yet. No synthetic oil in any of them.

None of the Ravs has ever been in the shop for anything other than scheduled maintenance and to replace the oil line (TSB) on the 2006. Incredibly reliable.
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Here's a group picture of all the Rav4s in our extended family. Starting with a 96 Rav4, we have purchased a total of seven(!) Ravs. Six of them gathered together on Christmas Day and here's the picture, which includes 2 brand-new 2012 AWD V6s before they fade into history.

Toyota USA called today. They want to do an article on us and all the RAVs and why we like them. :-) They are planning to publish it in Toyota magazine.
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Toyota USA called today. They want to do an article on us and all the RAVs and why we like them. :-) They are planning to publish it in Toyota magazine.
Very cool! Anyone in the family thinking about a 2013?

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Re: Six Rav4s in our family

TOYOTA better give them all new Rav4's or else!

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Here's a group picture of all the Rav4s in our extended family. Starting with a 96 Rav4, we have purchased a total of seven(!) Ravs. Six of them gathered together on Christmas Day and here's the picture, which includes 2 brand-new 2012 AWD V6s before they fade into history.


You should drop a line to Toyota. The car commercial possibilities are ripe. But y'all need some Bama magnets and flags on those pups!! Come on... I'm showing ya up!!! LOL.

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Toyota USA called today. They want to do an article on us and all the RAVs and why we like them. :-) They are planning to publish it in Toyota magazine.
Cool. Looks like Toyota reads this forum.
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The article appeared iin the March/April 2013 edition of "Toyota Today". Here's a link to an online copy:

ToyotaArticle - Bob & Debbie Dancing For The Glory Of God
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