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#110 of 2954 Re: even if [nippononly]
Oct 24, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Toyota has delayed the launch of some redegin projects for example the corolla and matrix were due for a redesign in spring 07 but have delayed it I heard till spring 08. But Toyota did not say anything about delaying the highlander from what I still here should could come out in spring 07.
Technically the highlander should have been redesigned for the 2006 model year because Toyota redesigns models every 5 years approx. I really dont know why toyota is taking their time with the new highlander.
#111 of 2954 Re: even if [cubssoxs]
Oct 24, 2006 (5:48 pm)
Personally I would suspect that the 2008 Highlander will copy the 2007 Lexus to a significant degree. If so, I would still prefer the 2007 design with excellent rear visibility. And not sacrifice rear visibility for styling as so many new models of cars and CRVs do.
#112 of 2954 Delayed introduction
Oct 25, 2006 (2:59 am)
The Corolla was to have been launched in NOV 06, but was delayed after the new CIVIC launch. Something about styling changes.
I believe the Highlander may have been scheduled for JAN 07, but delayed when the new CAMRY automatic transmission issues surfaced. It's not unusual to have an April/May launch. The 07 model year is cut shourt while the 08 model year is extended.
BTW - My comments are based solely on my readings from Edmunds, a few Toyota owner sites, and other boards.
#113 of 2954 Toyota TMV pricing, What about "Fluff"???
Oct 25, 2006 (6:30 am)
I understand TMV calculation, except for one small detail. Here in Central Florida, usually the Toyota dealers add around $695 for what I deem "fluff", i.e. paint guard, sealant, underbody coating, etc. This is posted on the window sticker and of course, included in the price. When Edmunds shows, for example, that the TMV of a RAV4 is about $1,000 under MSP, do they include or EXCLUDE such dealer additions. Please understand that I am NOT talking about destination fees which are pretty typical and non-negotiable. Thanks for any info. GJC
#114 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [toyotagal]
Oct 25, 2006 (9:57 am)
Toyota has found that early spring releases are great for sales since well over 50% of the annual vehicle sales are made from March through August. These are 6 of the 7 biggest selling months. It's when the buyers are out looking. It also separates the launch from all the other vehicles being revised and launched around Labor Day, the traditional 'birthday'.
The new Highlander is the Rx350 sibling, but the Rx always gets first attention. Want to drive a Limited Highlander now? Go to a Lexus store and test the new Rx350.
The benefit of getting a 2007 is that you can get a killer deal now on it whereas the deals on a 2008 will be few and far between for some time.
#115 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [kdhspyder]
Oct 25, 2006 (2:44 pm)
If Toyota has "found that early spring releases" are great why release the 2007 Highlander in the Fall?
I am in favor of "Killer Deals" but those are on the 2006s now not the 2007s now. But if, as many are saying, the model year for the 2007s will only go 7 months or so.............there could concievably be some "KILLER DEALS" on 2007s in the not too distant future.
My latest plan is to pick up a 2007 in the dead of winter on the coldest, rainiest, darkest day at the end of the month..............
They will probably pay me to take a 2007 Highlander off their hands...................ROFLOL
#116 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [kdhspyder]
Oct 25, 2006 (2:48 pm)
As I understand it, the 2007 Highlander is on a Camry platform. While the 2008 Highlander will be on the Avalon platform.
With the Camry being updated for 2007, I wonder if the 2007 Highlander is on the updated new 2007 Camry platform. Or is the Camry 2007 platform really different or the same as the 2006 Camry.
#117 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [toyotagal]
Oct 25, 2006 (3:21 pm)
like this year's Camry the new Highlander on the new frame will be an early 2008 release meaning the 2007 will be a 'shortie'.
#118 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [toyotagal]
Oct 25, 2006 (3:25 pm)
The new 2007 Camry was tweaked very marginally from the 2002-2006 frame.
The Avalon frame, 2008 Highlander, is different. The Highlander had to be different since the Pilot, on the Odyssey frame, was much bigger. The Highlander suffered in comparison often with the larger Pilot.
The RAV, on its own frame, supports this move to a larger Highlander by now offering the more compact but still sizable crossover vehicle. It also eliminates the need for a 4c Highlander, which wasn't a big seller anyway.
#119 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [kdhspyder]
Oct 26, 2006 (6:44 am)
I have test driven both the 07 Pilot and Highlander. And to me the Highlander rides better on the car platform than the Pilot does on the Ridgeline platform. JMO
I most of our driving is around town as ours is the Highlander wins hands down.