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You are in the Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10312 of 10987 Re: 06 Highlander [swordfish555]
Oct 09, 2005 (7:45 am)
We've run only regular with our 2004 model. I believe the manual states premium is "recommended" for improved performance but is certainly not required. You may get slightly better fuel economy but whether it's enough to offset the higher cost is debateable. I think one reason the engine has been derated from 225 to 215 hp is because Toyota now recommends regular so that's the fuel type they have advertise the hp for.
Oct 09, 2005 (10:11 am)
Not sure if I should post this here or elsewhere?
Has anyone put 2 large carseats in the Highlander? I want to place one in the middle and one behind the driver (Britax Marathon). We just found out we are expecting number 2 yesterday! We aren't even going to consider 3rd row seat in this vehicle as there is not enough leg-room for us. My son is 16 months and 36 inches tall.
Thanks again, you have all been great!
#10314 of 10987 Re: Car seats [rushme]
Oct 10, 2005 (12:49 pm)
I haven't actually done it, but we were able to put two carseats in the positions you describe in an '89 Nissan Sentra. So my guess is that it will work in the Highlander without any trouble. But take the carseats along on the testdrive!
That said, my wife and I quickly learned that having one kid behind the driver and one in the middle was not a very good set-up since the kids kept poking at each other and annoying each other in other ways. Having one carseat behind the driver and the other behind the front passenger created some space between the kids and made for easier travels. We put the younger one behind the driver, figuring she would need more attention and that the front passenger could reach that seat more easily than the other.
#10315 of 10987 Re: Car seats [herzogtum71]
Oct 10, 2005 (2:54 pm)
We have the big car seat and the infant carrier, so I guess we could try it w/ those. I was mostly concerned w/ the 2 big seats put together. My son grew out of the carrier by 4 months, though he wasn't "supposed" to until 8 months or so! I am guessing the new baby won't stay in it long either.
I am sure we will end up placing the seats as you have stated works best for you. I figured that the newborn in the middle would be the safest, but I am sure the oldest would pick at him or her esp. w/ them facing opposite directions for the first year.
Can an adult still sit in between the two seats? Is this a Highlander you have now?
God we should just get a damn minivan - lol. My husband would die.
Thanks so much!
#10316 of 10987 Re: Car seats [rushme]
Oct 11, 2005 (11:45 am)
It's been a while, but I believe we used the same carseats from the time the kids were infants until they were over 40 pounds, at first facing to the rear and then after they reached a certain number of pounds facing forward. Some states now require that kids stay in carseats until they are heavier than that.
We have a 2004 Highlander, but my kids are teenagers now. When we were using two carseats at the same time we had an '89 Nissan Sentra and an '87 Chevy Nova. Those were all pretty small vehicles, and I don't think we ever tried to fit an adult in back between the carseats. The back seat in the Highlander is much bigger and more comfortable, but the only way to find out if it works for an adult and 2 carseats would be to try it.
#10317 of 10987 Re: Car seats [rushme]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:03 am)
It's best to bring the car seats with you like someone said. I have an infant carry on that I place in the center and two ~6' ~200lb male adults can sit on both sides of the baby seat comfortably. A britax should fit fine, but although it may "fit" you have to ensure that it's secure and snug. That's more important.
Good luck, the highlander is wonderful wagon.
Oct 26, 2005 (11:52 am)
rushme: I am interested in this question too. However, I don't have a car seat yet. I think I will buy a HL before buying a car seat. Could you let me know if the car seat is stable in the center seat? Does it rock?
#10319 of 10987 Re: Car seats [floatingcloud]
Oct 26, 2005 (8:04 pm)
Our car seat is stable in the center position, and the Highlander definitely ROCKS!!
#10320 of 10987 Tube Steps/Ipod help
Oct 27, 2005 (7:21 am)
Just bought the 2003 HL limited and looking for a place to buy tube steps. Have any websites that I can check out? I'm not sure what looks good or where to get the best deal. The dealer wants $650 installed, not going to happen.
I'm also curious about how to get my Ipod hooked up without using the cassette player option. I was wondering if there was a way to come from the back and have one single wire coming out?