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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#221 of 259 Another new Highlander owner here!
Jun 04, 2005 (5:43 pm)
I just selected and made a deal for my new Salsa Red Highlander Limited this afternoon! I got the Nav system (which is extremely important to me), leather, etc. I have to get the title to my 2001 Subaru Outback that I'm trading in from the bank safe deposit box Monday and I'll take delivery Tuesday morning.
I am getting the car form Greenwich Toyota in Cos Cob, CT and they were very nice to deal with. I previously had terrible dealer experiences buying both a new VW in the mid 80's and a new Honda in the late 90's. I was very happy with the Greenwich dealership so far at least.
I'm really looking forward to driving my new Highlander!
Jun 05, 2005 (2:05 am)
From the perspective of the first 9000km on my 2005 Kluger (Highlander to you) after owning a Subaru Outback for six years, I'd say it will be an acquired taste. The Toyota is nowehere as exciting to drive (suabrus are really sportscars with suburnban housewife looks on a four wheel drive chassis). That siad, the engine is delightful and the whle ownership experience is nice.
Jul 11, 2005 (5:51 am)
I own a "04" HL V6 4WD. This is the best SUV I have ever driven. I brought it a year ago and my wife took it from me. I got her a new car last week so I could have the HL but now we fight over who gets the HL.
#224 of 259 Re: New Member [manofluv]
Jul 12, 2005 (8:12 am)
You should have just bought a second HL...
#225 of 259 Re: New Member [landdriver]
Jul 12, 2005 (1:33 pm)
U R right. I put some nerf boards on it nnow she says it looks like a mans truck so I get to drive it more often..
#226 of 259 alignment
Sep 27, 2005 (11:13 am)
I'm up to 21,000 miles on my 2004 FWD V6 Highlander. I'm quite satisfied with it, especially with the driving comfort on long trips. I've been getting 25 mpg on the highway, as printed on the sticker, but have found I can increase to 27 if I use my cruise control as much as possible.
Sometime in the last 3,000 miles the tires started getting noisy, but no vibration. I assume it's from uneven wear, but I'm wondering why I'd get uneven wear at 21,000 miles. I have gone up over a couple of curbs, which leads me to wonder if it's an alignment problem. Anybody else have the same problem?
#227 of 259 Re: alignment [laubo]
Oct 01, 2005 (7:53 pm)
My 2003 V6 Highlander had a similar problem with the original Goodyear tires. They did wear out unevenly and were terrible in water. Last year, I replaced them at 15,000 miles with Yokohama. The new tires are much better. My Highlander now has about 36,000 miles (rotated them 3 times since the replacement). They seem to wear evenly. I have not done alignments since bought the vehicle.
#228 of 259 Looking for a Highlander
Oct 13, 2005 (11:58 am)
I was doing a search for used Highlanders and came across this forum so I had to sign up. I sm starting to look for a used Highlander, I'm tired of buying new cars and dealing with the bugs. I am picky about color, so I haven't been able to find one I like. I need to start looking seriously though, as I want it before the show flys. Sounds like some happy owners here!
#229 of 259 Re: Looking for a Highlander [paterd]
Oct 13, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Welcome to the Highlander boards!
Good luck in your search. In the case of the HL as in Toyotas in general the number of flaws tend to be low. I bought new and the two flaws I experienced (glovebox rattle and front door side wind noise) were taken care of by the dealer under warranty. One of the members on this board makes the point that sometimes the price difference between a new and used HL may not be all that much due to the fact Toyotas don't depreciate as much as some other brands.
The HL is a car that people fall in love with!
#230 of 259 You will love it
Oct 14, 2005 (5:34 am)
I personally believe that the Highlander is an excellent choice and you will love it. We have always bought our cars new. I know that costs a bit more but my wife loves the smell This Highlander is the first new car I have ever purchased that did not have even one small problem to take it back for. I think you can't go wrong, new or used, and landriver is correct that unfortunately you probably wont find a huge savings buying used. Either way you will have a great car.