After much research, I bought my first Toyota in 2006. A used 2001 Sienna with 150K miles. Drove it hard for 50K miles. It had a rear main seal leak and a valve stem seal leak that eventually killed it. I bought a used (200K mile) engine, put new gaskets, seals, axles, front end parts, brakes, struts and stuff and have driven that another 75K miles and going strong. I bought another 2001 Sienna (cheap money-with a blown engine) in 2011 and installed a 0 mile engine, got 50K on that with some headaches but still going. We want a small 4 wheel drive vehicle and am looking at the RAV4. I can't decide what is the better year for used. i have considered other models but too many frame issues for my price range. I would like 5000- 8000$ range with no known motor or tranny issues. Looks like I am leaning towards a 2010, but I like a couple of 2009 limited versions. Am I looking for the right vehicle? Is it even a RAV4 that I want? I just do not want to buy a vehicle with known engine or transmission problems. So it looks like pre 2009 is out? what do you think?