I have taken this vehicle to its design limit. Most trails around North America with maximum weight possible. I have towed trailers with mulch and furniture. It is my office ride and also a grocery getter. We have slept in it areas where having a tent is too risky because of bears.
I maintain it 100% OEM!!
Even my oil filter is TOYOTA J
New factory steering rack
All four factory shocks/struts changed
OEM radiator about to be put in (thermostat a second time just because replacing radiator)
Cassette player changed (OEM) .. thank God I found one in a junkyard. New ones are expensive.
One window regulator changed so far
Windshield replaced due to cracks from the Dalton highway up to the Arctic (Alaska) .. LOL
Front headlights changed also thanks to Dalton Highway J
Front axle transmission seal repaired 20k miles ago but may need it again. Not properly fixed last time even if Toyota dealer did it.
One quart of oil is burned every 1000 miles. (I use 10W40, regular just because it burns out. My other vehicles use Synthetic)
The headliner WAS aftermarket because an aftermarket sunroof was put in. I found a nice FACTORY one at the junkyard for $50.00 and stuck that in. New ones were like $500.. phew !!.. close call.
Some pics attached below with my odometer. My daughter tried to photobomb the front of my RAV and won’t get out of the way so this is the best pic possible for front that I am posting out of several I took. She was sticking her face in front of the camera. LOL. She was giving me hard time for being too much in love with my car.
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