Most reliable car until 120k
April 26, 2019
Bought this car with 5k (dealership demo car) for utility after trading SUV. Can fit two bikes inside with seats folded down and 3-4 kayaks on top. Have the AWD S. This car was always reliable. Fast and fun to drive but soooo much road noise. Cannot drive this car with back windows down, car vibrates horribly. Have tried 3-4 different sets of tires to help ride and road noise-Goodyear Eagles, Michelin A/S, general and Touring. Sport suspension too stiff, extremely rough ride but corners on a dime. I find the seats very comfortable for long drives. Car can go anywhere with AWD. I have had this car for almost 8 years but would not buy another one. It has served me well and dependable, always starting and never broke down until recently. Car maintained always and oil changes EVERY 3k miles, brakes, etc. But at 120k car went to pieces-torque converter, issues with transmission, tie rods, leaking differential, steering, multiple sets of brakes, axle issues. Engine still runs perfectly but the rest of it failing. Not sure if issues are related to AWD S model but it is disappointing. Thought Toyota would last longer esp with religious maintenance. Transmission places saying same transmission issues as Rav4. People say these are bullet proof and should go to 200k. Not mine. Time to say goodbye.