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Toyota Highlander, SUV
May 29, 2001 (9:33 am)
Please post any problems and possible solutions you have experienced with your Highlander.
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#2 of 5330 Poor City Mileage
Jun 07, 2001 (10:31 am)
Thanks to all fellow highlander owners for the informative postings which were very influential in making my decision to purchase our silver limited 6 cyl 4wd. After 2100 miles I have only one complaint - city mileage. We live in a residential neighbor hood in San Francisco with few hills but lots of stop. We have been getting between 14 and 15 mpg in town. Just curious to know how others are doing in this regard and if anyone has any suggestions.
#3 of 5330 RE: mileage
Jun 08, 2001 (5:57 pm)
robsfhl - My V6 wd is getting 18-19.2 MPG in the city and I have under 1500 miles on it
Jun 08, 2001 (10:20 pm)
We live in the Santa Clara area, and we've been getting 17.4 MPG with a little over 2k miles on the car.
#5 of 5330 City Mileage
Jun 09, 2001 (10:27 am)
Thanks to spali1 and awchan13 for your responses. Still trying to figure out what I can do to get better mileage. I have been used 87 and 89 octane gas with no difference. I wonder if premium would make any difference.
Jun 09, 2001 (12:03 pm)
I'm in the Miami, FL area (heavy traffic) and I'm at 2200+ miles and still getting an average of 16-17 mpg. I was using regular and switched to premium the last two tanks, with no difference in performance, just more $ per tank (LOL). By the way: 2WD V6.
#7 of 5330 Mileage vs. octane
Jun 09, 2001 (5:35 pm)
See my post under Highlander. More to come.
#8 of 5330 clickity- clack
Jun 09, 2001 (8:18 pm)
I just purchased a limited toyota highlander and like it alot except for one thing; there is an annoying click from around the top of my rear doors near the roof. When it is bad, I can get three to four clicks in a period of about twenty seconds. Fortunately, they usually go away after a minute or two. These things are pretty loud and quite annoying. Anybody got this problem? Sounds funny but it's true.
#9 of 5330 clickity- clack by srbo
Jun 10, 2001 (7:06 am)
Srbo, I've got a slight and randomly occurring click coming from the back also. With the help of my brother-in-law, he was able to narrow it down to the rear wing. A slight push up or down on it to simulate a strong wind or air flow generates a minor clicking sound, almost like the two or three plastic inserts in the cargo area might be rattling (our first suspicion). Don't know if this IS the same noise you're speaking about but it IS the source of our "clickity-clack". I'm adding this to the list for the dealer to fix. Good luck. BTW, our HL is a V6 2wd Limited.
#10 of 5330 Gas Mileage by hialeahmaria
Jun 10, 2001 (7:20 am)
Really....No difference in performance when going up to premium???? Maybe it's a difference in formulas between you there and me here, but I had been reading all the discussion on pros and cons of u/g to premium, so I "fed" our V6 2WD HL with a tank of premium and DEFINITELY sensed an improvement in performance. OK, OK, so it didn't magically turn into a Ferrari or anything, but it did seem peppier. Gas mileage held about the same.
So I did some quick math. Making the assumptions that we would put 16,000 miles per year, ONLY get 16 mpg average (very conservative assumptions) and that the difference in $ between the regular 87 octane and premium 92 octane would remain at 20 cents or less per gallon, then we would be spending $200 more per year for the premium. That's less that $4.00 per week. For me, I enjoy the "pep" and am willing to try this test a little longer to make sure that what I THINK I feel is indeed reality. Just my "20 cents" worth. <G>