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I am about to purchase a 2008 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol. What should I be aware of?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Paulina Ogarek - Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:02

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Paulina,

There’s a common wiring fault that can disable the speedometer, and check too for corroded brake discs. Leaking shock absorbers are common too, but thankfully that’s about it for the known issues. But do bear in mind that it’s 15 years old now so check the whole car over very carefully and insist on a full service history.

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