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#155 of 172 2011 HL with 3.5 and 6 speed trans?
Aug 02, 2010 (10:54 pm)
having had a couple of seinnas and a couple of tundras, i tell people i am a toyota man. when it was time to move from a mini van to an SUV, i went looking at the highlander. i noticed that the 2011 seinna came out in feb 2010 with a 3.5 engine and a 6 speed. highlander uses the same power train and i assume that will happen on the 2011 HL. i could not wait so i found a SUV that was $3000 less, gets 26mpg instead of HL 24mpg, a third seat that two adults can sit in, and a 5 yr 60,000 mi 10 yr 100,000mile warrenty instead of the HL 3 yr 36,000mile. I BOUGHT A 2011 KIA SORENTO. toyota needs to keep up or lose out.
Aug 03, 2010 (4:28 am)
"toyota needs to keep up or lose out."
You really like it better than the Highlander? I didn't, the test drive didn't do a thing for me. I am completely enjoying the 2010 Highlander Limited I bought in January. It certainly was a hefty check to write though. I'm starting to sound like my grandparents who were all born in the 1890s... "It cost how much?" It's not like you can buy a new '65 VW bug for $1600 anymore.
#157 of 172 Re: Hood Protector [jchevres]
Aug 03, 2010 (5:10 am)
Do you have a link to their website?
#158 of 172 Re: Hood Protector [steven1357]
Aug 03, 2010 (5:28 pm)
The following is the link to their website: www.stampedeproducts.com/dealers. Here you can check to see if you have a dealer nearby. Its easy to install.
I bought my Highlander Limited on June 15, 2010. It's the first time I've had leather interior. The seats are very comfortable. It's really good to drive as a daily driver.
#159 of 172 do it yourself instructions for changing oil , , can it be done at home/
Aug 13, 2010 (2:29 pm)
my husband has always changed the oil in our camry;s... and it was a snap!!! however we have now purchased a 2010 highlander and yikes... it looks harder to do? our question is this??? is there any place on the internet that shows step by step directions on how to do this ? thanks in advance. janeyjan
#161 of 172 2010 owner report
Sep 24, 2010 (11:22 am)
Purchased 2010 Highlander Limited on 7/21/10. So far so good. I really like the car for the most part. It ride's well, is quite, and does what I bought it for. I doubt that the 4 wheel drive well be equal to my 04 Forester XT but I new that going in. I really only have couple of complaint's I think at this price it should have memory driver seats and the interior is a bit low rent. Also I don't need the third row seat that the Limited comes with and I really don't like the spare under the car. I would really like the spare under the floor and remove the third row seat. They where able to do that in my Forester and that is a smaller car. On the up side I am getting 22 mpg in town and 25.5 on the highway on regular gas compared to 20mpg on premium with the Forester. Oh and that is with the V6 AWD.
#162 of 172 Re: 2010 owner report [tdiver]
Sep 24, 2010 (11:47 am)
My 2010 Limited was purchased 12-23-09 & is only a 2 Wheel drive (FWD).
I am only getting approx 20 MPG in town (very shor trips) but just got 26.7 MPG Highway on a 14 hour round trip (including less than 15 miles being intown driving).
I agree with the memory seat suggestion & would add turn signals in the outside side mirrors. Interior (especially ceiling) is 'low rent" - but the Limited's other interior features (leather seats, accent, controls, etc.) help out a little.
I like the spare tire under the car & out of the way since I will never have to access it. Only the dealer will have to access it for 5 tire rotations and AAA if the need ever arises.
I also have no use for the 3rd row seat - but you could not exclude it in the Limited even though you could exclude it in the base model. My 3rd row seat stays folded down all of the time to make more space in the rear interior.
#163 of 172 Re: Uncomfortable Seats [waynenav]
Oct 06, 2010 (9:43 am)
Like the OP, I traded my 07 Highlander in on a new car. But I bought the 2010 RAV4 and had the exact same problem. I drove it for 6 months and it got more and more uncomfortable on trips of any distance. So I bit the bullet and traded it in on the 2010 Highlander. The 2010 HL is much more comfortable than the RAV4, but neither one is as comfortable at my 07 HL was. I am very pleased overall with the 2010 HL, though. It is a nice drive.