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2009 – 2012 Toyota RAV 4 – Used Car Reviews


Greg Macke reviews the 2009-2012 Toyota Rav4. This car came in three trim levels; base, Sport and Limited as well as tow different engine types; the 4 and 6 cylinder. The Toyota Rav4 shows up on Greg’s Halo List which are the best used cars to buy. Greg Macke is Your Car Angel and helps people make good choices in the car-buying experience. His 10 easy steps tutorials are a companion to this video so that you can get the best car at the best price. The cars that are in competition to the Rav4 are the Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander and the Subaru Forester. these are the best cars to buy.

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  1. guys, the 2006-2008 looks the same 2009-2012 however a 2009 is five thousand more expensive than 2008 in brazil.

    from another years the difference is like 500 to 1000. somebody could explain that difference?

  2. Are there particular years between 2006-2012 for the RAV4 that had more problems than other years?
    I appreciate your input about how the V6 doesn’t slow down the RAV4 like I’ve heard others say that happens with CRV’s.

    Anyway it’s interesting that you’re probably not too far from my area in Ventura County. Looking for used car for our first time driver. But taking our time. I appreciate your vids.

  3. Should design spare tyre underneath car especially for 2 WD models that are all front wheel drive.

  4. How can you determine if the 2009 RAV4 was manufactured after the mid season production change

  5. i believe the rear door opens to the right is because it is sold in countries that drive on the opposite of the road. too bad one was not designed for the north american car market
    one more issue is that for a awd utility vehicle there is no sufficient under body shielding for gas tank , engine and transmission . they are vulnerable to damage on rough roads

  6. I have the 4cyl. The only issue that I have is that dreaded cold start rattle. I'm taking it in for the repair on Monday. I've had mine for 2 yrs. It's got 160,000 miles on it. Other than that cold start rattle it's a really good little SUV. For some reason the factory battery caps came off between oil changes. It probably got too hot in the engine compartment over the summer. If that's a common problem Idk. I did the brakes at 125,000 and, I also get a 4 wheel alignment once a year. I'm keeping this until the wheels fall off!!!lol!!! I love the spare on the door because it's right there!!! The hidden spare you have to crawl under the vehicle to get it out.

  7. 09 base model with v6 awd. it's seen me through some of america's most beautiful (and remote) landscapes without a worry as to its dependability, while pulling a fully loaded uhaul trailer

  8. the rear door "issue" is because in japan they drive on the left as originally prescribe by England.

  9. It's 2020 and I drive a 2010 rav4. I like it, but I am thinking of putting in a more modern phone and entertainment radio system. It has no backup camera which I miss in a big car like this.

  10. My 150k 2011 limited runs like new. The v6 is a rocket engine and torque monster. Best car I ever owned.

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    my dad got it for 6000E when if you search toyota rav 4 2009 the first car there is 4800E

  12. I think that appearance package that did not have the spare on the back door came with those crappy rock hard run-flat tires. No spare inside under the deck cover.

  13. I agree with Gregg, I have already thought of that, I just worry if ya ever get rear ended you will damage the vehicle and the spare tire..I will settle with putting groceries in the 2nd row seats..Also, i have been seeing people put some type of rack on top of their Rav4's and putting the spare tire there. I like the idea..I could not find " The Sport Appearence Package" vehicle"…I want to add that I belong to a facebook group that are Toyota Rav4 Owners. Giving advice to other Toyota Rav4 owners..there were many people saying the 6 cycl. are gas hogs..

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