HELP!! Poor college student, here!
I bought my 2007 rav4 (100,000 miles on it) about 4 months ago. Upon buying it, the car was in great working order and has been a perfect vehicle. Single owner, clean title, immaculately clean, whole nine yards. I have put about 6 thousand miles on it since buying the car. Since then, the oil has been literally disappearing. I have taken it to the dealer and there are definitely no leaks. It fits the description for the excessive oil consumption in the 2007 ravs perfectly. Upon doing my research, I have come to find that Toyota is offering the extended warranty. Only problem? I am realizing it now, and the car is past ten years old. The secondary warranty is good for 10 years or 150,000 miles, and the date of first use on the vehicle was march 16. I've missed the deadline by a month!!
After many conversations with Toyota corporate and my local dealer, I am finding that I am completely on my own on fixing this problem. The cost? $3-5 grand. The car is only worth about $6500!
So, my question is, would I be able to find an engine from a rav4 that is being parted out and have it installed? I understand that the oil issue is in 2006-2008 ravs. I obviously wouldn't want an engine out of one of these years as I may just be repeating the problem. So, if I were to find an engine from a 2009 or 2010, would the computer systems and what not be compatible?
Are there any options outside of this? Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!