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#84 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [chandara]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:31 am)
I tend to differ with you..... I have had my 2008 Highlander limited for 2 years, and it improves with gas. Much of it depends on how you drive it. I have gotten 27 on the highway, and average 17 in town with short distant driving.
This SUV has been my favorite Toyota ever, and I have had many. The quiet, smooth ride is by far better than many other that I tried.
We recently had one of the worst snow storms in Va in many years, and the Highlander went terrific through the ice and snow covered roads during one of the worst times of the storm. It did not slip or slide one time and got me through a very bad situation. Sorry you feel the way you do, and I hope things improve for you. I simply LOVE THIS SUV, and plan to have it a long time.
#85 of 172 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander [cornerstonedj]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:33 am)
Hope you enjoy it....I have an 08, and love it. My is AWD though. You bought the same color as I have, and it is sharp ! Enjoy..........
#86 of 172 Re: Just bought a NEW 2010 Highlander Limited [rsgunther]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:37 am)
ENJOY !!!!!!!!! love mine
#87 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [moonlight293]
Jan 09, 2010 (10:54 am)
are you factoring in the warm-up period before you drive off to work?
You can count on at least 1 quart per hour of fuel usage while idling and, yes, it can add up!
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#88 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [tidester]
Jan 11, 2010 (10:18 am)
I live in Maryland and the gas is blended for the winter months, I think it is called oxygenated. This winter blend drops my mileage by 3 mpgs. And yes I do the same roads in the same way all year round.
Additionally when I drive to my beach place in South Carolina over the winter months the mileage returns to normal once I leave teh blended fuel behind. I always leave with 1/2 a tank or less to take advantage of the lower prices in Va. and resultant better gas mileage that the fuel mix provides me.
#89 of 172 Update, so I finally bought a new Highlander
Jan 11, 2010 (10:56 am)
After much waiting, first on the 2009s and then for the 2010 production to gear up in the good old US of A, I finally ordered an incoming Limited on the day after Christmas. I picked it up last Thursday when it arrived as scheduled and I like it a lot so far.
Strange thing though, it was MADE IN JAPAN according to the dealer and the VIN. I think I'll keep it.
Are they having problems getting rolling at the U.S. plant?
#90 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [mtairyordge]
Jan 11, 2010 (12:04 pm)
This winter blend drops my mileage by 3 mpgs.
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#91 of 172 Re: Update, so I finally bought a new Highlander [beachfish2]
Jan 11, 2010 (12:21 pm)
What in the VIN tells you it was built in Japan?
The metal plate on the inside frame of the driver's front door states that my 2010 Limited (purchased 12-23-09) was built in Indiana.
Jan 11, 2010 (3:54 pm)
Look at the Vehicle Information Number on your registration card or paperwork.
Mine starts with J. Yours should begin with a 1, 4 or a 5, but I think I've only seen 5's recently while looking at Highlanders, but I'm not in the business.
"North America 1 - 5
1A-10 United States
3X-37 Costa Rica
38-30 not assigned
4A-40 United States
5A-50 United States "
#93 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [chandara]
Jan 13, 2010 (7:17 pm)
You cannot possibly be getting this low mpg unless you're accelerating briskly from every stop and have poorly inflated tires. I keep my tires at 32psi and on my FIRST tank I got 20.7 mpg combined city and California freeway. This is the best SUV I have owned and is quieter and smoother than my wife's RX 330. Accelerate gently from stops, do not drive erratically, check the tire pressure and your mpg will improve. By the way, I have the V6!