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#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.
#120 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [toyotagal]
Oct 26, 2006 (10:48 am)
My wife and I agree with your assessment. We thought the Pilot a) to big; b) to noisey (engine and road noise); and c) to pricey. The Honda people wanted a lot and weren't giving much on trade-in. Our Highlander was just right and the delaership has been great to work with during and after the sale.
#121 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [gasman1]
Oct 26, 2006 (1:45 pm)
I was at a local Toyota dealership which they were having rebates on 07 and remaining 06 highlanders. The salesperson said Toyota is doing this because the new redesiged highlander is supposed to come out in spring 07.
Of course there is still no photos of what the redesigned highlander will look like. Hopefully photos of the 08 highlander come out soon.
#122 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [gasman1]
Oct 26, 2006 (1:45 pm)
Are you driving a 2007 Highlander, gasman1?
If so how do you like it?
#123 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [toyotagal]
Oct 26, 2006 (5:46 pm)
It's a 2006 2WD V6 with 3rd row. They came out with the non-3rd row after we purchased in March. To us, the 3rd row is a waste. We could've used it 15 years ago when the kids were small.
We really like the HL. We went on a 2,600 mile trip this summer with another couple and it did very well. I don't recall teh exact MPG, buty it just missed the EPA ratings. We normally get 25/26 MPG hoghway, but that trip had four adults and gear.
#124 of 2954 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander [gasman1]
Oct 26, 2006 (7:20 pm)
Thanks for the info., gasman. We would like to get one with only 2 seats,as well,what with out kids gone.
Speaking of MPG with 4 adults and gear I just saw something on the news the other day that was hillarious regarding mpg.
They noted that if "a" person were to lose 100 lbs they would save $40 per year on gasoline due to the extra weight the car was carrying. This just came to mind as you mentioned carrying 4 adults and gear.
P.S. I wonder how many people went on a diet to get better Mpg with their wheels................LOL