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Old 6th October 2014, 20:39   #4171
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I was thinking they last for upto 200k max. But then again it would be a good buy for city driving?
Depends. A few links to give a general idea about the life span of the vehicle.

http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion...toyota-4runner

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ehmk4...ota-4runner-2/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorze...-250000-miles/

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/4th-ge...y-4runner.html

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...7191450AA075Wy

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...build-kit.html


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I was thinking they last for upto 200k max. But then again it would be a good buy for city driving?
Thanks kraft.wagen and vulcanise for your inputs.

I am looking at not retaining this for more than 2 years and it will be primarily for city driving - just thinking if there are any risks whatsoever with the high miles

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The list is quite dominated by Toyotas (or sister brands!). And Corolla is not on the list :( .
If it wasnt for the excessive oil consumption issue , I would not be doing the automotive equivalent of constantly looking over my shoulder.


Does anyone know the paperwork required to move a car between two counties (cities) in the same state ? The DMV site provides information for people newly moving into the state, but nothing for moving between counties. Is re-registration required ? Will I have to pay any taxes/Registration cost/get new Tags ?


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Thanks kraft.wagen and vulcanise for your inputs.

I am looking at not retaining this for more than 2 years and it will be primarily for city driving - just thinking if there are any risks whatsoever with the high miles

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If you are not going to do any serious offroading/towing, why not look at a Toyota Highlander ? Will probably get one with lower miles in the same budget. Can you check when it last changed hands ?
If you scroll back some pages, during my budget car hunt I came across an Altima which said "one owner" (I have attached the carfax report), but it was hopping across dealerships and auto auctions since 2010, after the first owner let go of it. So do check if that is the case or the year the registration was last renewed. The reason I am asking this is the price seems to be quite low for a dealer sold vehicle, and 4Runners seem to hold their value very , very well.

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Does anyone know the paperwork required to move a car between two counties (cities) in the same state ? The DMV site provides information for people newly moving into the state, but nothing for moving between counties. Is re-registration required ? Will I have to pay any taxes/Registration cost/get new Tags ?
If you're moving residence within same state, then all you do is update address on your driving license & the vehicle registration. Most DMV websites let you do this online.

Only thing that might change is your car insurance premium, if that.

When the registration expires you renew it from the new address.
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Thanks kraft.wagen and vulcanise for your inputs.

I am looking at not retaining this for more than 2 years and it will be primarily for city driving - just thinking if there are any risks whatsoever with the high miles

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It depends on your needs, I would probably stick to a sedan for a budget of under 10k. Which place are you located? If you really want a SUV, consider RAV4 or CRV you may get a better car at the price your budgeted.
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It depends on your needs, I would probably stick to a sedan for a budget of under 10k. Which place are you located? If you really want a SUV, consider RAV4 or CRV you may get a better car at the price your budgeted.
I am in Austin.Yes - I was searching for a RAV4 and came upon this For some reason I don't see any RAV4s or CRVs returned in my searches ( for a budget of <10K, any year )...may be I am doing something wrong or they are going out fast even before listing.

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I am in Austin.Yes - I was searching for a RAV4 and came upon this For some reason I don't see any RAV4s or CRVs returned in my searches ( for a budget of <10K, any year )...may be I am doing something wrong or they are going out fast even before listing.
You can look in autotrader.com(here is what I found)

Again it could be a personal choice, are you looking only for SUV? You may find some really nice Civics under 10k range.
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Need advise in buying an used car in Canada (ON).

I am back in Canada and will be in the market for an used car, in the next couple of months. Given the long and snowy winters, I am planning for an AWD/4x4 car/SUV. The ones on top of my list are :
1. Subaru Impreza
2. Ford Escape 4x4
3. Mitsubishi Lancer AWC

My budget is around 15K for cars in the 2010-11 year range with not more than 80K on the ODO. I absolutely loved my Mazda 3 in the US, but it does not come in AWD.

Please suggest any other car that I should also consider. Rusting is a common issue here, so, need to be careful.

Also, please suggest buying tips when specifically for an used Subaru and what can be the common pain points.

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Need advise in buying an used car in Canada (ON).

I am back in Canada and will be in the market for an used car, in the next couple of months. Given the long and snowy winters, I am planning for an AWD/4x4 car/SUV. The ones on top of my list are :
1. Subaru Impreza
2. Ford Escape 4x4
3. Mitsubishi Lancer AWC

My budget is around 15K for cars in the 2010-11 year range with not more than 80K on the ODO. I absolutely loved my Mazda 3 in the US, but it does not come in AWD.

Please suggest any other car that I should also consider. Rusting is a common issue here, so, need to be careful.

Also, please suggest buying tips when specifically for an used Subaru and what can be the common pain points.

- Saurabh
Whereabouts in Canada are you? Toronto winter can easily be handled with a FWD car with winter tires. Mazda3 has rust issues otherwise its perfectly fine for areas around Toronto.

That being said, Imprezza might be you best all round option for an AWD vehicle. Add RAV4/CRV to your list too - You should be able to get one in your budget.
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Thanks Mohit.

I am in Kitchener. Agreed, that Mazda 3 have rust issues, so may be staying away from them. I am also open about RAV4, so if I come across a good one, I may go for it. As of now, I have not come across a CRV AWD within my budget, but will surely pick up one, if I find them.
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Thanks Mohit.

I am in Kitchener. Agreed, that Mazda 3 have rust issues, so may be staying away from them. I am also open about RAV4, so if I come across a good one, I may go for it. As of now, I have not come across a CRV AWD within my budget, but will surely pick up one, if I find them.
Its a 2009

http://wwwa.autotrader.ca/a/Toyota/R...&orup=34_15_88

When it comes to choice, nothing beats the Imprezza. There are loads of them in your budget. CRV/RAV4/Tucson/Santa Fe are all there but fewer and the Hyundai offerings are majority FWD.
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The RAV4 looks good. I am planning to get a car around Dec-Jan. Hope to get some of the good ones around that time of the year.
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So, last Saturday me and my friend from thr neighbourhood finally changed the spark plugs on my car. Yup, all 16 of them. Once we were done with my car, we changed the spark plugs on his accord too.
It is really quite a simple task and i am glad i was able to save a couple of hundred bucks by doing it myself!

Yesterday took the car out on a drive down the mohawk trail in Mass, just to stretch her legs and make sure things were ok.
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So, last Saturday me and my friend from thr neighbourhood finally changed the spark plugs on my car. Yup, all 16 of them. Once we were done with my car, we changed the spark plugs on his accord too.
It is really quite a simple task and i am glad i was able to save a couple of hundred bucks by doing it myself!

Yesterday took the car out on a drive down the mohawk trail in Mass, just to stretch her legs and make sure things were ok.
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its always fun to work on cars, but even nicer when you actually save some bucks. Great to see the fall colors!

Have you been to the Mt. Washington Road?
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Have you been to the Mt. Washington Road?
Yes. I think I have been there 3 times at least. Created a thread too the first time around

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...sfield-vt.html (This car (also) climbed Mount Washington & Mount Mansfield, VT)
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