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#2448 of 2954 Clearing up any misunderstandings
Apr 21, 2008 (9:50 am)
Ok, for the record.
I love my Highlander. I had a 2003 and recently traded up to a 2008.
Yes the navigation is a little restrictive and maybe I overstated my opinions / feelings. The main point I wanted to make was I expected more from Toyota (yeah, my bad for not doing more research on the Nav). Toyota has responded to my questions very nicely. They said that they take customers input seriously.
I am trying to give Toyota some constructive feed back (letting them know how good the Honda CR-V nav is for a much cheaper vehicle. Besides not being locked out, there are more features in the Honda Nav.)
Maybe the next release of the Nav will have a passenger option (using the seat sensors). Or at least, add in more voice commands to allow access to other feature. I would be happy if there were more voice commands (Honda CR-V has 600, the Highlander has 130).
If consumers don't voice their feelings, the manufacturers will never strive to get better.
#2449 of 2954 Daytime running lights Toyota Highlander 2008
Apr 23, 2008 (9:22 pm)
I need to add daytime running lights to my Highlander 2008. The different dealers contacted have not been helpful. What parts do I need?
#2450 of 2954 Re: Daytime running lights Toyota Highlander 2008 [soloenca]
Apr 24, 2008 (4:44 am)
Why do you need to add? The Highlander 08 has running lights.
#2451 of 2954 Re: Daytime running lights Toyota Highlander 2008 [ronn]
Apr 24, 2008 (5:18 am)
You are correct Ronn....The 08 comes with daytime running lights and you can turn them off if needed witrh the light control on the steering column.
#2452 of 2954 Re: Daytime running lights Toyota Highlander 2008 [soloenca]
Apr 24, 2008 (6:10 am)
base doesn't come with daytime running lights. You might need new light switch assembly that supports DRL and a relay. Go to another dealer for help.
Apr 24, 2008 (8:42 am)
Just returned from my longest trip yet in our 2008 Highlander Limited.......a 520 mile roundtrip from Orange County to Fresno (S. Calif.). All driving was done late at night, with no traffic and perfect weather...no wind, and cool enough to not need a/c. That trip is almost all freeway, but does involve going over 4,100' Tejon Pass, known as the Grapevine. The car ran flawlessly and on the return leg I got 25.8 mpg driving at a steady 75 mph with cruise most of the time. That to me is very impressive!! I have over 5,000 miles on the car now, and it feels like it is starting to get nicely broken in.
For a trip like this the car was very comfortable and it handles so well and is also very quiet. I used the navigation system a lot, and loved being able to see service stations and restaurants by the exits all the way up, and it was nice being warned of coming direction changes 2 miles in advance. We also used the Bluetooth phone many times.........that smooth V-6 is also very responsive when you need to step on it for passing situations.
All in all, I am more impressed than ever with this car, and still have zero items to either complain about or needing fixing. My overall mileage now for this car, since I bought it, is right at 20 mpg, which includes a mix of some city plus freeway. Hope the rest of you are enjoying yours this much!!
#2454 of 2954 Navigation help
Apr 24, 2008 (9:30 am)
Can someone help me. I have 08 Highlander Naviagtion, and I punched something wrong the other day and I can't get my regular screen up. The current screen shows a compass and list each street I'm on with addresses. I am trying to get back to the regular Map screen that shows resturants, gas, etc.
Can someone get me back there? Thanks a bunch!
#2455 of 2954 Re: A great trip!! [thardgrave]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:32 am)
Thardgrave....I am delighted to know that you had a great trip with such good mpg!!
Yes, I love my Highlander. Can't wait to take my trip the first part of July!
I find it amazing myself that the mpg is so great on this SUV!
Yes, I do enjoy it so much. It is fun to drive, and is good looking...
Have a great day
#2456 of 2954 Re: Daytime running lights Toyota Highlander 2008 [vtgk7]
Apr 24, 2008 (2:21 pm)
I think Daytime Running Light is option in base model