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Should the oil of a new car be changed sooner for the first time?

 
Old 12-08-2004, 04:35 AM
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Default Should the oil of a new car be changed sooner for the first time?

My g/f and I picked up her 2005 RAV4L last night and the salesman mentioned changing the oil at 1k, then again at 5k. This isn't a high HP performance vehicle, so does it matter? I never did this with my Audi, but I also wasn't expecting to keep it past 3 years.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:39 AM
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Default lexus does the same thing and has been doing it for years

my mom's had a few lexuses, no problems...i'd follow their suggestion...the first couple oil changes should be free anyway iirc
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Free for a Lexus maybe
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:44 AM
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Default when we've bought Toyotas they've given us the first two oil changes free as well

I figured it was policy...did your gf's dealer say that they wouldn't cover the first couple services?
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It wasn't mentioned, but I'll ask. Thanks.
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Default np...i wouldn't worry, it's a toyota

they know what they're doing, and the damn thing will last as long as YOU want it to. I guaruntee you'll get tired of it long before it becomes unreliable
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Default That's why we picked it out. She'll put 30k/year on it, easily. We need something that will last

and will be good on gas. She didn't like any Toyota cars and the RAV4 is a car in SUV's clothing, so it was perfect.
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yep, they're great vehicles
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Default so great, I plan to get another. Once I get rid of the Audi, that is. 150 miles/day won't last long

and it won't be cheap. It was fun while it lasted. A good Camry with a 5 speed is up my alley
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Default how bout a scion tc

modable w/ toyota quality, and the mods are under warrenty....i'd hit that long before i'd hit the camry
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