Hi there. Well so far my RAV4 Base Model V6 is 44 days old and 283 miles and so far I like it.... Being in the Washington D.C. area, it will be interesting what the gas milage will be with all the traffic. I owned 2 other Toyotas in my lifetime, b oth were Celicas (1980 and 1987) and based on that, I expect to have very minimal problems mechanically with the RAV4. However I have to admit, I am kind of disappointed in their sterio, but will wait and see more.....