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1999 Toyota Rav4 - $2,300 (La Grande)

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condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 246000
paint color: green
title status: rebuilt
transmission: manual
type: SUV
2,300 OBO. ~246,000 miles. Front wheel drive, manual transmission (5 speed). Included with the car are a full set of studded tires mounted on separate wheels, a roof rack, and a custom platform for the back that can expand to accommodate a twin camp mattress for sleeping. I also have the full Toyota repair manual set (this car has historically been pretty easy to work on for me). Registration was just renewed.

Some negatives: reconstructed title (I hit a deer and the insurance company decided it wasn't worth repairing). Hood has paint damage (it's a replacement hood from the slavage yard, from when I hit the deer). It burns oil (although the exhaust is still clear), so the spark plugs need to be replaced more often than recommended, or you'll need to periodically clean and regap them, in addition to watching the oil level regularly. There's some clear coat damage on the roof of the car from a heavier snow event. There are small cosmetic defects in the body, as one would expect from a vehicle this age. Sometimes the driver seatbelt sensor doesn’t work, so the red seatbelt light blinks while you drive. The lock mechanism for the drivers side door doesn’t always turn with the key, but it does work.

Some positives (besides those already mentioned): front struts, one of the EVAP sensors, and the alternator were replaced last year. EGR valve was checked and cleaned last year. Clutch and transmission were rebuilt around 100,000 miles when I first bought the car. Tires are all weather, and have about a year of wear on them. Included is a set of chains that fit. The windows are all treated with a tint and special UV blocking film, which reduces the heat you feel from the sun through them, and reduces your risk of skin cancer as well (bonus). Nice aftermarket stereo with bluetooth installed, the interior is clean and well kept.

Still runs and drives like a champ, although one should anticipate maintenance based on its age. Gets 25-30 mpg.

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