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#1625 of 2954 September Sales
Oct 02, 2007 (1:44 pm)
From Toyota's press release on September vehicle sales:
September 2007: 8,173
September 2006: 11,697
% change: -27.3
Several things to think about:
Toyota doesn't break out the Highlander from the Highlander Hybrid numbers, so part of the falloff could be people skipping the '07 Hybrid and waiting for the '08 in October.
The 4Runner actually saw a modest increase in unit sales (1.2%) in September, so buyers were still buying a similarly sized truck-based SUV. I'm not sure what the incentives were on the 4Runner, so that may have had something to do with it.
There were almost as many Lexus RX (350 and 400h) SUVs sold in September (7,841 units) as there were Highlanders.
The RAV4 saw a 30% jump in sales in September, going from 11.5K units to 14.4K units. Maybe it absorbed folks who would have bought a 4-cylinder Highlander in the past?
When you think about it, the decrease in sales for the Highlander should be expected (though not sure if that's what Toyota expected ), as you've basically eliminated 33% of the powertrain options and raised the entry price by several thousand dollars.
#1626 of 2954 Re: September Sales [qs933]
Oct 02, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Other reasons could be that availability of 08 HL were not plentiful and dealers weren't dealing yet. The higher cost is a big factor.
The 08 HL could be Toyota's first big mistake in awhile.
#1627 of 2954 Re: tow hitch video [roho1]
Oct 02, 2007 (2:34 pm)
Indeed, I didn't see your link. In any case, some people prefer to see the entire URL as a link just in case there are "evildoers" out there.
DIY is good as long as you have a torque wrench. I don't think when you're trailering on your frame that you want those bolts too loose OR too tight.
#1628 of 2954 Re: tow hitch video [denverbrian]
Oct 02, 2007 (2:58 pm)
If you put the cursor over the link, the address shows in the status bar at the bottom, so you know what the link is. I know I get upset when someone posts a link that is two foot wide and requires you to scroll back and forth to read the post.
Anyway your right a torgue wrench should be used. The bolts will break if tightened too much. They are designed to give and take under stress.
#1629 of 2954 Re: Front License Plate Attach [toyseeker]
Oct 02, 2007 (5:50 pm)
The bracket attaches to the bumper so either way they drill the bumper.
#1630 of 2954 Re: September Sales [roho1]
Oct 02, 2007 (5:54 pm)
"The 08 HL could be Toyota's first big mistake in awhile"
How so? Please elaborate.
#1631 of 2954 Re: Front License Plate Attach [mackabee]
Oct 02, 2007 (6:14 pm)
That stinks... Guess if I move to a one plate state, I'll need a dumb vanity plate up there
#1632 of 2954 Re: 2008 HL gas mileage [hsvillage]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:04 am)
And you took along a tank of oxygen for your lungs..??
#1633 of 2954 Re: Front License Plate Attach [toyseeker]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:12 am)
I didn't want to drill holes in the front bumper of my 01 Mustang conv. so I purchased strips of velcro at Home Depot and used those. Bolts and nuts were used but just for "show".
In my home state I have personal plates and the front one seems to be forever being lost or stolen so I keep a current "re-order" form, $13, in the car in case I get stopped for no front license plate.
Seems to take almost forever to replace a personal plate, or maybe they just ship it to the wrong address....
#1634 of 2954 Re: September Sales [qs933]
Oct 03, 2007 (11:16 am)
Interesting you should post this because I was just thinking today how remarkable it is that I have yet to see an '08 Highlander on the road. Not one. And I've been looking for them. I have 2 Toyota dealers within 15 miles of my home, and several within 25 miles. Am I not seeing them because they aren't selling? Is anybody buying these things?