I think the sweet spot is the 2011. By that time, most of the bugs had been worked out, and after 2010, there weren't many recalls. Get the V6 if possible. The 2012 is just as good, except they put an oddball audio system that isn't compatible with any of the previous years. And no JBL audio in 2012 either.Hi all, trying to figure out the forum sections in my quest to determine the best 3rd generation Rav4. I know this has been posted somewhere don't know how to find it!