You left out the "clunky" steering and the higher-than-average failure rate of the JBL radio (since the OP was asking about a Limited) >1. Very high oil consumption.
2. Rear shocks tend to fail early.
3. If it's 4WD, the center coupler is prone to failure. It can't be repaired and a new one costs $900 + labor.
4. Idiotic recall which epoxies the rear toe links to prevent corrosion, but then prevents any ability to align the rear wheels in the future.
Well perhaps she'll have an "in", if there's ever a problem?>Just bought a 2006 Saturday for my daughter for college. Figured it would need $500-$700 to get fluids, filters, etc. done. Little more as we have a leaking front axle seal and a timing chain tensioner seal leak, but all in all feel it will be a good vehicle for her to drive through college.
She's doing an engineering co-op with Toyota's manufacturing headquarters beginning in August so why not.
Teach her to check the oil--early and often--like at every gas fill-up. If you detect oil burning, the 2006 only has this year to get it fixed under the enhanced warranty, so get a check at the dealer ASAP if you suspect anything.
Good man. In case the dealer didn't spell it out: in the U.S, the Primary extended warranty which covers all 2006-2008 4-cyl RAVs regardless of mileage ends this October 31st. Then the Secondary coverage kicks in which is 10-years from date of first use or 150k-miles whichever comes first....We were told to come back soon for the "oil test" so we'll drive it a while (going to see if it burns oil on my own) then take it back for the official dealer test.