I checked out a 2002 Toyota RAV4 at a dealership. It has 117,000 miles on it. Interior and exterior both look good. And the price is not bad either. It was on idle for about 10 minutes. Then I took it for a ride on the streets for 5-10 minutes. It was a very normal ride and everything seemed to be working fine. Under the hood, everything looked clean also. Then, after the ride, I opened the hood and the front was very hot to the touch. The air around the engine was also very hot. I asked the salesman what he though about this and he said it was normal, due to older cars having the exhaust in the front instead of the back. I also have a 2009 accord that remains cool to the touch after a 1 hour ride on the street and highway. So, I would like to know what others think about this. My time with the car was not extensive, but if you have any questions, I will try to answer as best as I can.