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#2059 of 2954 Re: New SUV Purchase [jgant]
Jan 15, 2008 (5:42 pm)
The Buick was also in the running during my vehicle search in October of 2007. It was a nice vehicle, but in my opinion, you could not see very well all around the vehicle like you can in the Highlander. New Highlander is great so far. Very peppy engine and reasonable gas miles for this size vehicle. I purchased the Limited with HD engine cooler and set up for towing, 4-wheel drive. This was my first SUV purchase and friendly mechanic in my area is as sad as Maytag repairman. He said "do not purchase Toyota, I will NEVER see you again". (ha-ha). Very disappointed in former GM purchases because dealership forgot who I was after I left with new GM product. Not so with Toyota guys. I test drove Enclave for one whole afternoon before making decision. So far, NOT sorry at all.
#2060 of 2954 2008 stopping distance
Jan 15, 2008 (6:30 pm)
Has anyone experienced a hard time stopping new 2008 HL? The vehicle seems to coast forever when taking your foot off the gas in preparation to stop at traffic light or stop sign. It seems like I need to depress the breaks pretty "firm" to get to a complete stop. MPG so far is running about 17.5 in city, and as high as 22 on expressway driving. Not too bad for Winter driving in Michigan with blended fuel. Dealer indicates better fuel economy will come with different blend of gas in Spring and Summer. Time will tell.
Any thoughts on the stopping situation experience from fellow HL owners? I have Blizzard Pearl with tan interior - Limited. So far, so good. Vehicle is all that I expected it to be.
#2061 of 2954 Re: Ugly Pilot [carlupi]
Jan 15, 2008 (6:52 pm)
I hear ya on the Pilot console. OTOH this seems to be a general trend....I sat in a new Tundra a couple of months ago, this enormously wide vehicle had a front console so huge you could put a refrigerator in it....and the front seats were no wider than those in a RAV4.
#2062 of 2954 Re: 2008 stopping distance [damifinomike]
Jan 15, 2008 (6:57 pm)
Your dealer is right about the MPG....winter fuel formula causes a significant drop. My 07 Avalon (same drivetrain as new HL) is getting about 3 mpg worse mileage right now than it did in the warmer months.
#2063 of 2954 Help with stereo on the Nav 08 Highlander Limited
Jan 16, 2008 (5:11 am)
Can anyone tell me how you can keep the screen on at all times? I like to see the text and what's playing. I figured out how to show the text, such as the title of a song, but the screen does not stay on. It will go off on the NAV. Thanks for any help.
Jan 16, 2008 (9:20 am)
This might be taboo, since doing a search for kbb and kellys blue book didn't return any results, but I'll ask anyway!
Does anyone know why the KBB invoice on a base 4x2 sport is almost $1,900 less than Edmunds? I trust Edmunds moreso than KBB, but was curious about this discrepancy.
#2066 of 2954 Re: Why is KBB lower? [steve_]
Jan 16, 2008 (11:19 am)
I live in the SE region, but am just over the border from TN, so I'm purchasing from the Cincinnati group in TN.
Another intersting fact, consumer reports gives the same invoice as KBB. I still trust the Edmunds number, but curiosity is killing the cat!
#2067 of 2954 Re: Why is KBB lower? [edukatedredhed]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2008 (3:35 pm)
Perhaps the data people haven't verified their sources yet. You can go to the Help link and use the Contact Us form and someone in the home office could tell you.
#2068 of 2954 Re: Changing to metric [tri_biker]
Jan 17, 2008 (11:11 am)
I emailed Toyota and they said it can't be done. Somehow there has to be a way!