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buying a 2006, what to lookout for?

hey all,

Im new on here after reading for a few weeks, am finally found a 2006 base rav4 4 cylinder with 4x4. it has about 50k miles on it. Is there anything that i should look out for before i make a purchase? thanks in advance guys.
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hey all,

Im new on here after reading for a few weeks, am finally found a 2006 base rav4 4 cylinder with 4x4. it has about 50k miles on it. Is there anything that i should look out for before i make a purchase? thanks in advance guys.
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Toyota Owners Official Website: Service Coupons, Owners Manuals, Service Scheduling and More

And plug in the VIN of the vehicle to look at the service history. Also look through the Carfax. Remember the 2006 was the first year of the redesign and had it's share of bugs. The TSB section shows many of them:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/106-4-3-tsbs/

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i just tried to register and search it but it says that the VIN is already associated with that site
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You should still be able to add the VIN to your list of vehicles. ie: I should be able to take your VIN and add it to my list to see your service history if I was a potential buyer.

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its still not letting me add the VIN because it is already being used by another account. Any other way around this besides buying the car fax also?
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PM me the VIN, I'll give it a try on my end.

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I was finally able to add it to my vehicles, appears the site was having technical difficulties. Here's the service history in-case it doesn't paste well in the PM:

11/10/2012 Dealer Dch Brunswick Toyota 50,669
Repair Order Number: 0697525



90L CUT PEDAL - RAV4, CHECK ARM FOR LOOSENESS

11/06/2007 Dealer Dch Brunswick Toyota 8,800
Repair Order Number: 0499075



R&R BOTH SIDE A PILLAR AIR BAG PANEL COVERS

11/02/2007 Dealer Dch Brunswick Toyota 8,708
Repair Order Number: 0498708



OUR TECHNICIAN HAS INVESTIGATED YOUR COMPLAINT & FOUND IT NECESSARY TO ORDER PAR

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