Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Mid-West Ontario, Canada
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As a rule I always look for vehicles in the last 2 model years for that particular generation. After driving 3 Camry station wagons from 1993 to 2015 for over 1,000,000 kms. we bought a used 2011 V6 Limited with 70,000 kms. (43,500 mi,) in Aug 2015.
Very first thing I did was to change the tranny for free per the TSB (technical service bulletin) and have all recalls caught up. I've only added extendmyseat, hood and window air deflectors. We love this car, enough power to quickly get yourself in trouble, only marginally worse on gas than the 4 cyl. Camry wagons and a pleasure to drive and park.
Love the upgrades like heated seats, AWD, locking diff, auto lights, defrostable & signalled side mirrors, remote start, JBL stereo etc. The best optioned vehicle we've ever owned. Nothing we really don't like although the cargo space configuration was better in the Camry wagons and the back up display embedded in the rear view mirror is almost useless.
No major issues yet (133,333 kms.) but have replaced most consumables ... tires, brakes etc. I'm also a maintenance fanatic so I don't expect to be surprised by anything in the future. FYI - we try to keep our cars for 400,000 kms. or 15 years before switching them out ... if possible.
2011 Blue RAV4 AWD Limited V6 (133,000 km.)
2001 blue Ford F250 Lariat SuperCab 7.3 diesel
2007 Adventurer 90FWS truck camper
2005 titanium Honda Silver Wing maxi-scooter
2004 blue Suzuki Burgman maxi-scooter