Author Topic: I'm convinced... might go ahead and sell my 08 RAV 4 Limited. Best car to buy?  (Read 1543 times)


  • Stubble
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I paid $10k in full for in this past March, with 106500 mileage on it. Now it has 121100 mileage. So about 14600 miles driven in 8 months.

Probably have made an additional $1000~ in repairs and maintenance on it. About $50 for synthetic oil every 2-3 months.

I'm single. But I don't want to be single forever, and want to have a family one day. So a 4 door is ideal.

I drive 18 miles to work, with lots of traffic.

I'm willing to have a lot of patience to find the right car with the lowest mileage and at a price that can't be beat.

Please help me find a car that will save me money, and be easy to maintain, with few repairs in the duration that I will have it.

Thanks guys.

I realize I may only get to sell this car for probably $9500, $500 less than what I bought it for. Maybe even less.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2015, 09:48:33 PM by Emergo »


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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i'm intrigued by all the 2011 Nissan Leaf's that were on 3 year leases and all just expired / are entering the craigslist market for $8-10k but only have 30,000-40,000 miles on it.


  • Walrus Stache
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i'd go hybrid or electric with that commute and knowing you sit in traffic alot b/c its houston.  look at a prius or a leaf as mentioned above.  if you really want an SUV a Ford Escape Hybrid is great.  I get around 40-45 MPGs out of mine and the 08-2012's can be readily found for around the same price as youre expecting to sell yours for.