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2009 Known Issues?

Hello everyone! I am looking at picking up a used RAV4. I am hoping to get something with lower miles hopefully less than 60k. I do a TON of highway driving. Also, I live in Michigan, so 4x4 is a must.

Currently I am targeting the 2009. Is this a good year for the RAV4? Solid engine 4 cylinder or 6? What about the transmission?

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The 2009 model year is a good one. Both engines are excellent, but I would lean toward the V6 and its 5-speed transmission. But be sure to listen for a possible tranny whine from 40-60 mph.

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are you feeling too lazy to search? There are a few threads posted recently exactly on the same topic.

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The 2009 model year is a good one. Both engines are excellent, but I would lean toward the V6 and its 5-speed transmission. But be sure to listen for a possible tranny whine from 40-60 mph.
Great! Thanks for the information!
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