http://www.rav4world.com/forums/123-4-4-general/178081-what-you-not-happy-about-your-rav4.html#post2298041I totally agree with this. My initial response to this conversation was really nothing but a nit pick about the transmission but beyond that, I don't have any significant complaints. My car turned 3 years old on the 14th of this month. I rounded 91k miles a day or two after that. The only thing I've had to do to the car has been routine maintenance. That's oil changes at 10k intervals, tire rotations at 5k intervals and engine/cabin air filters at 30k intervals. I keep waiting for the dealer to tell me I need new front brake pads but so far, so good! I've had absolutely no mechanical issues at all. I hope I didn't just jinx myself on that one!
I was a bit tickled by some of the folks commenting on road noise in the Rav4. I spent seven years in a Honda Civic before buying my Rav. After that, I was greatly impressed by how blessedly quiet the Rav4 is. It's definitely a matter of perspective!