Is the 2009 Toyota Venza a good car?
Looking at a reliable car to get me from home and then to school. Is it a good car?
It’s basically a Camry IIRC. And Camry’s usually have a good reputation.
Venzas were good cars. But @yaser is right: that was the first year. I would definitely get it checked out prior to purchase by a mechanic.
That (1st) generation extended from model year 2009 to 2015. They were solid vehicles, but 2009-2011 had some issues (rattle noise from steering column and leaking engine oil cooler pipe) that required TSB to address (the steering column fix alone was over $1,000 out of warranty due to cost of parts), so if you can look for a 2012-2015 instead. See below: