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Looking at 2001 RAV4 L AWD with 140,000 miles Automatic transmission, very clean. Seller is asking $6300 which seems awfully high. Opinions please
 

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Seems high??? I wasn't aware that 2001 RAV4s had become collector cars. You could get an '05 for that price and I could likely find an '06 or '07 for $6-7K.
 
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Seems high??? I wasn't aware that 2001 RAV4s had become collector cars. You could get an '05 for that price and I could likely find an '06 or '07 for $6-7K.
^^ My thoughts exactly, reading OP...$6,300 should easily get a 2004-05 with bigger 4 cyl.
- 2.4L-161 HP.

Otherwise, I like the body style of the 2001-05, just a little on the smaller side.
- personally, I would not pay $6,300 for an 2001

PS - Canadian $-#'s below / our Cdn. $ = 80 cents US / both 4x4's with approx. 177,000 Km.

My brother wants a solid 2005 Toyota RAV4 (Gen2 4x4) for his wife...he has been looking for a year, in S/W Ontario.
Finally found a rust free Chilli Edition locally, & oiled yearly since new...$9,800 shocking asking price.

I found a '05 RAV4 Base model with a blown head gasket / $4,500 before $2,700 in quoted repairs....equals $7,200 cdn. fixed (= $5,800 American @ 110,000 miles)
 

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I have an '03 and I've seen comps asking $5500. Reality is, mine is a $3500-$4500 car. The '01 being an L is a good start, but it's probably in the same range as mine, if it has things like moonroof, which mine doesn't.
 

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I passed on even looking at the vehicle. I already have a 2002 with a manual transmission and love the Rav4 body style of the 2001 -2005 generation. Thought I might add another to my household but I really don't need another and once you factor in licensing and insurance cost, it's not worth it.

I hope to keep my 2002 with 112,000 miles for a very long time. Has some door dings and clear coat is peeling on the hood but runs like a champ and a great drive to work and knock around town vehicle.
 

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I passed on even looking at the vehicle. I already have a 2002 with a manual transmission and love the Rav4 body style of the 2001 -2005 generation. Thought I might add another to my household but I really don't need another and once you factor in licensing and insurance cost, it's not worth it.

I hope to keep my 2002 with 112,000 miles for a very long time. Has some door dings and clear coat is peeling on the hood but runs like a champ and a great drive to work and knock around town vehicle.
I think it will definitely last a long time with that drive train combination. Living in the northeast, the only factor we have up here is the rust factor. We should be able to get at-least 250k miles out of these engines but most likely more, assuming the bodies do not rust the part haha
 

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I think it will definitely last a long time with that drive train combination. Living in the northeast, the only factor we have up here is the rust factor. We should be able to get at-least 250k miles out of these engines but most likely more, assuming the bodies do not rust the part haha
I live in the Midwest and have to contend with the rust issue too. I do get frequent car washes in the winter. I go to a car wash that has one heck of an under wash sprayer which is so important.
 

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Also beware of VSC issues on 04-05's. Most say it's the steering rack bushings but it's scary when you're on a highway and the car brakes one wheel at 65mph.
 
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