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Value of high-mileage RAV4s (esp. third gens)

Bought my '07 Limited three years ago with 113k for $7,800 on Craigslist. Original owner, garaged, never hit, dealer maintained (and high oil consumption issue fixed). Love the vehicle, have put well over 40k on it since then, still going strong. No plans to sell it, but as the miles pile up, I'm wondering at what point the high miles scare buyers off and resale essentially becomes impossible (other than giving it away). Your thoughts?

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Buyers are smarter now and cars are lasting longer than ever, so even 200k on a well maintained Toyota isn't something to scare someone off. 200k on a Cobalt might be a different story!
People always need vehicles, so an impossible resale would occur if body panels were falling off, frame rotted out, or work is required that exceeds the value of the car.

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We bought ours with 250,000 on it for $1400 after it crashed in a carwash. Had to fix a bunch of stuff from the crash and a bunch of mechanical. Still into it for well under blue book. It has 275,000 on it now. Previous owner didn't jack it up correctly and damaged a rocker, so I'm going to fix that this year. Runs like a top, 25mpg, drives like a new car, no intention of selling.

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We bought ours with 250,000 on it for $1400 after it crashed in a carwash. Had to fix a bunch of stuff from the crash and a bunch of mechanical. Still into it for well under blue book. It has 275,000 on it now. Previous owner didn't jack it up correctly and damaged a rocker, so I'm going to fix that this year. Runs like a top, 25mpg, drives like a new car, no intention of selling.
How much damage could result from a crash in a car wash? !!
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More than I expected. He must have been on the gas and jumped over the parking bump thing that signals you to stop.

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