"I have a 96 RAV4 that just hit 180,000. I got my RAV used in 2000 and I have had no issues with it except for the usual wear and tear. Only now do I have to replace my ORIGINAL transmission. I recommend replacing the clutch (if you have the 5spd manual) and the timing belt every 90K -- it's about that time for mine. Also, it does burn up oil like one owner has stated -- I religiously take mine in for an oil change every 3K and use a thicker grade oil (10W30).
The best SUV for any city driver. This is a very reliable vehicle and wish Toyota would make a hybrid with TDI engine to make it even better."