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#10702 of 10987 Toyota Highlander 2006 (based trim)
Jan 11, 2007 (9:46 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Toyota Highlander (as used car) from the Toyota Car Dealer in Burlingame CA.
The car only has 17000 miles from been used as a rental car from Hertz.
Wondering if Hertz did all the services needed as per the owner manual?
Any way, I been reading about these cars since I got mine, and I can see that some drivers had reported problems with the gas pedal and at times they reported a problem with the brakes (car not making a total stops).
Does any body in here a highlande 2006 owner had any of these problems? I just hope that mine does not give me any of the hussles, I just committed to 4 years of car payments thinking that this is very safe car.
I will defenetely will appreciated any comments (positive or negative) about this 2006 car.
#10703 of 10987 Re: Highlander and Lexus [felt]
Jan 12, 2007 (3:16 pm)
I believe that is correct.
We also have a 2001 Limited as well as a 2002 Limited and feel the same as you. They both have been (and still are) great vehicles.
#10704 of 10987 Re: Highlander and Lexus [felt]
Jan 12, 2007 (4:35 pm)
Aren't the RX330/350 are now assembled in Canada and the Highlander still in Japan?
#10705 of 10987 2007 Toyota Highlander Tow Prep/Trailer Plug
Jan 12, 2007 (5:14 pm)
I just bought a new 2007 Limited. It came with the Tow Prep package. I installed an after market tow bar but cannot find the plug for the trailer. The salesman said it was under the passenger side rear light. I can't seem to find anything there. Can someone direct me to the right area? Thanks
#10706 of 10987 Re: 2007 Toyota Highlander Tow Prep/Trailer Plug [pttrk]
Jan 12, 2007 (7:25 pm)
I have an '04. I'm not sure about the 07's if it's in the same or different spot, but mine is on the left rear...look for a 1 1/2 inch diameter black grommit with split lines radiating out from the center. Should be behind the rear mud guard on the body underside. To get to the coiled-up wiring harness, you have to remove some of the rear inside deck panels. Otherwise, don't ask the saleman, ask one of the techs, they're the ones that work on 'em.
Also, I had an after-market DrawTite installed and asked the professional installer if he'd use the factory towing wiring harness...he said 'nope', it takes longer trying to fish it out than for him to just splice into the wiring at the taillights. I had a 7-prone plug put in for the electric trailer brakes and a brake controller put in place of the aux. 12V cig plug under the console. Nice and clean.
#10707 of 10987 Re: Toyota Highlander 2006 (based trim) [emateo]
Jan 13, 2007 (9:06 am)
I haven't had any problems with my '06 HL. I don't recall seeing that many posts concerning teh '06 models. There were several concerning the '05 models. Enjoy!
#10708 of 10987 Re: Toyota Highlander 2006 (based trim) [gasman1]
Jan 13, 2007 (1:52 pm)
That is good to hear since I am getting into the Market for an 07 within the next couple months.
I was starting to get a little leary what with all the posts about various problems with transmissions etc.
Jan 14, 2007 (9:02 pm)
I drove a rental highlander and a sequoia. Both had smooth engines, the ride was nice. But everything from looks to interior was just bland. The controls and buttons were exactly like my 94 camry from 10 years ago. nothing looked modern whatsover. I would not purchase either of these vehicles.
#10710 of 10987 Re: 07 highlander [nathaninc]
Jan 15, 2007 (9:28 am)
Good morning Nathanic,
Being the owner of 2 H/L Limited and very satisfied with them both, I am curious as to what vehicles you are looking at to purchase.
#10711 of 10987 Re: 07 highlander [nathaninc]
Jan 15, 2007 (1:56 pm)
For what it is worth I love "bland" vs the "ugly", "mean" and "aggesive" look of many of today vehicles. But perhaps that is because I was born back in the 30s. Give me functional and a non aggressive or offensive appearing vehicle every time..............(smile)