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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2618 of 5330 This is a strange one ...
Apr 21, 2005 (6:17 pm)
Just bought a 2001 Toyota Highlander. The first issue was, where to keep the garage door opener inside the vehicle? (I figured I would get to the Homelink system later.) Hey why not store it in the ashtray in the centre console? Well, why not is because the thing will bounce around in there and jam the sealed metal box that is the ashtray and it will not be able to be opened ever again. Believe me I've tried. Is it possible to take the plastic console cover surrounding the shifter off and get at the ashtray at from the back or underneath?"> This relatively simple task is also a puzzle.
Any ideas, other than giving up and simply buying a new garage door opener for $50 ? (as opposed to paying a Toyota mechanic more than that to take a crack at it). It seems pretty silly that I should do this to myself within the first couple of days of owning this vehicle but here I am ...
#2619 of 5330 Re: This is a strange one ... [justbought]
Apr 22, 2005 (7:14 am)
your 1st issue where to keep the garage door opener? How about the sunglass holder on the overhead next to the light?
2nd issue, kind of interesting. My wife have a 01 HL, I will look at it tonight and see if I can give you some help. In the mean time, hope someone will have a solution for you.
#2620 of 5330 Highlander 4wd off road use
Apr 22, 2005 (4:23 pm)
I presently drive a 99 Trooper. Am looking to replace with a highlander but it looks sort of light duty. What are the experiences using it on forest trails and some mud puddles and rutted dirt roads? I like the 4 runner but the price.
#2621 of 5330 GAS mileage with 4cyl Highlander
Apr 22, 2005 (4:57 pm)
Looking to purchase a Highlander with 4 cyl vs. the V6 for gas mileage....Anyone out there that can tell me what they are getting, type of driving and opinion of the 4 cyl performance?
#2622 of 5330 Re: GAS mileage with 4cyl Highlander [jpats]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:16 pm)
Hi jpats -
Welcome to the Forum. Yours is a good question, but it's not new. I'd suggest you do what I did - go to the box marked "Search This Discussion" and type in "mileage". Then hit the Search button, and you'll find what you seek.
You can do this for any vehicle on the Edmunds Forums, ass well as for any search on any topic (or even all topics!). It's a great tool, and highly under-used.
#2623 of 5330 Off road use.....
Apr 22, 2005 (5:18 pm)
There is absolutely no way to compare the 4runner and the HL. The 4runner is not only fully capable as a standard off-road use, daily comute to home back in the words, it can work for "sports" off roading also.
The HL....NONE OF THE ABOVE!
Okay for dry or wet roadbeds or freshly fallen non-packed snowfall and that's about it.
But then so is ANY 2WD, front or rear, equipped with VSC & Trac.
#2624 of 5330 Different take on the same question
Apr 22, 2005 (5:45 pm)
Some react to the words "off-road" with their own idea of what that means. And there are LOTS of different ideas. No, I ain't taking mine over any rocks, but dirt roads, a few ruts and puddles, at slow speeds - you're fine. Especially since it's now got Traction Control as standard. Just remember you've got passenger tires (not 4 ply/6 ply rated truck tires) and less than 7 inches of ground clearance. But that'll get you lots of places you couldn't go with an Accord, for example.
The post specifically mentioned "using it on forest trails and some mud puddles and rutted dirt roads". That's my idea too - to get to some fire-road-only locations for hiking, camping, and fishing. Plenty adventurous for me.
Apr 22, 2005 (8:03 pm)
can be a pretty severe detriment to getting out of a mud wallow you're stuck in. If you're able to turn Trac off, fine, otherwise stay away from muddy dirt road sections.
Apr 22, 2005 (9:12 pm)
The Toyota Traction Control system, called TRAC, is an issue after getting stuck - it won't allow tire spinning to "rock" yourself out of a spot. It is defeatable on the current models, going back to 2002 - when you're stopped.
#2627 of 5330 2005 Limited w/ 6 CD changer radio
Apr 23, 2005 (9:51 am)
Does anyone know how to keep the RDS on by default? (radio station call letters and song title/artist info) It is strange that I need to keep pushing the info button every few seconds to see the whole text. My bro-in-law has a Chevy Colorado work truck, and it can keep the info scrolling on the display all the time. Not a big issue, just a interesting feature to me that would be better if it could be set to be "on all the time"