Okay. Great. Obviously, there is no way to tell how long an individual engine will last however, on ones that are well maintained as it appears this one is, they have had over 200,000 miles on them.
Couple things about the transmission and 4WD system.
The transmission appears to be a CVT which means there are no traditional gears inside the transmission so you don't feel any shifting because it doesn't. Here is a video that explains how they work:
Lastly, the 4WD system is actually an all wheel drive system so when the vehicle scenes a need for AWD it will engage the rear wheels. This system requires all four tires to be the same size. This may seem obvious but it is not when you get a nail in a tire or have someone recommend to replace one or two tires. If you need to replace tires, all 4 wheels must be done at the same time. If you don't then you will start to have vibrations in drive-train and then eventually your PTU or transfer case will fail. Basically, it is because the 4 wheels need to spin at the same speed. When some tires are worn and others are new, the tires actually spin at a different rate and the PTU cannot take up that difference.
Again, there is nothing wrong with these systems. They operate just fine, and are reliable. I just deal with a lot of customers that did not know that this vehicle was equipped this way and end up being dissatisfied because they made some of these mistakes and end up paying very expensive repair bills that could have been avoided.
Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 AT 1:30 PM