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#99 of 172 Re: Highlander - Extended Warranty [smitbrad]
Jan 14, 2010 (8:43 am)
I have a 2005 Sienna, in which the transmission went out. The dealer pointed out to me that I had purchased an extended warranty at the time of purchase. I had completely forgotten about it. (And was surprised to find that I had done that). Toyota put in a new transmission for no charge (for only the $100 dollar deductible), and gave us a rental van free of charge for a week.
I looked up my paperwork and found that I had paid $1100 dollars for the warranty. But it saved me $5000 for a new transmission. Well worth it, in my case.
#100 of 172 Re: Do not buy Toyota Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [tidester]
Jan 17, 2010 (11:20 am)
I know. What's your point? Mt reasons have more validity. Not open to other alternatives?
Jan 17, 2010 (1:54 pm)
I checked the metal tag Friday while I was showing my father the vehicle => "Made in Japan".
I got 22.8 mpg on my first tank; the sales guy said he filled it up, but maybe it was a little short. The first 60 miles were inner city and a little suburban and in-town highway. Friday was my first extended period on the Interstate and I was very impressed with the ride, handling and gas mileage. Richmond to Charlottesville is rolling country and then across the mountain at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park and into the Valley. The last 25 miles of the trip is north on I-81. Nothing like rolling hills and heavy semi traffic to make you punch the gas and go around them in a hurry.
To give you an idea of my driving style, I've been driving an '06 Avalon XLS for almost 3 years and making this 260-mi. round-trip drive every Friday to have lunch with my father. I consistently got 27.5 mpg with the Avalon by setting the cruise on 72 and trying to keep it under 80 when passing.
I really tried to baby the HL on Friday and didn't use the cruise and didn't do much hard accelerating at all. OTOH, it won't break in properly if all it ever does is idle either. Anybody know what the top speed on an awd Limited is? The '06 Avalon was listed at 138 mph.
I know I've had it a week, but I just got it back Thursday night with the XM receiver installed and now I'm enthused.
#103 of 172 Re: Most Popular Sport Utility Vehicle In Miami [yash24]
Jan 18, 2010 (8:31 am)
Yes, choose the pilot if you want a rough, noisy ride and worse fuel economy than the Highlander. Check out Consumer Reports
#104 of 172 2010 highlander and Iphone
Jan 20, 2010 (9:28 am)
Can anyone tell me how to sync my Iphone contacts with the 2010 highlander? I can get the phone to work with the car's hands-free system but have not been able to transfer my contacts. Thanks.
#105 of 172 Re: 2010 highlander and Iphone [firstacura]
Jan 20, 2010 (9:37 am)
I don't have an answer to your question, but it brings up a quesiton I have that you may be able to answer since your phone already is set up with the 2010 Highlander Bluetooth Hands Free System.
My Question is simply: What is the clarity of calls using your cell phone through the 2010 Highlander Hands Free System?
I have not yet set my cell phone up on the 2010 Highlander Limited I purchased just before Xmas.
#106 of 172 Re: 2010 highlander and Iphone [steven1357]
Jan 20, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Just got the car last week. So have not yet had a chance to use it much or the phone. So cannot comment on the call quality as yet.
#107 of 172 Body side moldings
Jan 23, 2010 (11:36 am)
Thinking of purchasing body side moldings for my 2010 HL. Anybody done this and was installation easy? Where besids dealer is best price? Thanks
#108 of 172 Re: Body side moldings [toledo73]
Jan 23, 2010 (6:09 pm)
My advice is to go to a Toyota dealer with a good body shop and have them install it. You get the Toyota color-keyed strips and I doubt whether the savings would be worth the hassle. I purchased mine as part of my order for the car and have been very pleased. If they need replacing, the dealer can do it and keep the color as close as possible to the original. Definitely worth the cost for the protection against nicks from doors and objects from other cars. It won't stop everything but it's better than a bare side.