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  1. I’m looking to purchase a used AWD crossover or suv. I want a runner, something that’ll last 200,000+ with proper upkeep of course. Something with good gas mileage, mid 20s and above. I don’t want to spend more than $10,000 but also want it to have less than 100,000 miles on it currently. I don’t have a preference for year. So far I’ve been leaning towards Rav4, Highlander, and CRV. Any suggestions are appreciated!
  2. Hi everyone I recently bought a 2003 Toyota Rav4 and shortly after I purchased it I noticed white smoke coming out of the tail pipe. It's most apparent at start up and goes away after a few seconds, but also appears when I hit the gas. I'm not too sure but it may be getting worse. Some other symptoms include a rough idle and a rich fuel smell coming from the exhaust (I ran a fuel pressure test but it seems healthy at 45psi) and a rattling noise coming from under the valve cover that sounds like a loose timing chain (I have a timing chain tensioner on order. Hopefully I don't need a new chain). So far to address the idling issue I have cleaned the maf sensor, cleaned the IAC valve, and tested it for vacuum leaks (I found one but it had little impact on the rough idle). I have also changed the oil and spark plugs. Any advise out there? And no I didn't see the smoke when I purchased it, likely because it was already running that day and the smoke is most apparent at a cold start up.
  3. Hi all, I have a 2007 Toyota Rav4 which I recently took to Discount Tire to have new tires put on. I decided to replace all 4 tires after I got a flat tire (rear right). I used the car jack that came with the car to lift it and put on the spare tire, then had the new tires put on a week later at the Discount Tire store. I made the mistake of not inspecting everything after I left the shop, but now a week or so later, I noticed the metal runner on the frame (not sure what this is called), is severely bent outwards (see pic...that piece is supposed to be vertical and is now bent out completely horizontal). This is the same area where I used my car jack to put on my spare tire, however I used the pinch welds, which you can see on the far right of the picture. The pinch welds are not where the damage was done (that part is still vertical), which leads me to believe that it couldn't have been me that caused the damage when I lifted it to put on the spare. That, plus it seems hard to believe I wouldn't have noticed this damage happen in real time when I put on the spare. I'm not sure exactly what they used to lift the car at the stop either. Who's to blame here?
  4. Toyota ends six-year shareholding with Tesla Motors. Toyota revealed it had sold its entire stake in Tesla, as the two car makers abandoned plans to jointly develop electric cars. Japan’s biggest car maker bought a 3% stake in Tesla Motors for $50 million (£39m) in May 2010. It is believed to have made around 10 times that - £373m - by selling its remaining shares late last year. Source news: CarMagazine
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