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Pros: V6 Engine - very quiet and smooth; 4 speed automatic transmission - extremely smooth; Very roomy
Advice: Have a test drive your self.Execellent car. It is a lot quieter than than all the cars that I have drived in this class. Very smooth ride. Quality is second to none.
Pros: Trip computer
Cons: Transmission will delay shift (higher rpms) into high 3 & 4 gears until it has warmed up. Takes only a few minutes.
Advice: Autofair of Manchester NH has prices are $200 over invoiceThe ride is extremly smooth on highways and secondary roads. On snow, icy roads the car handled very well. The skid and traction control gave an additional feeling of security. The climate control works very well. The side vents are always on. There is plenty of room for my family of 4 adults. I wanted the six cylinder because of vacation travel including a lot of highway driving. So far I am getting 25 mpg with about 2000 miles on the car on regular gas.
Pros: LOOKS, REPUTATION
Cons: OPTION PKG COMBINATIONS
Advice: IF YOU HAVEN'T OWNED A TOYOTA, YOU WILL LEARN THEY MISS STANDARDS, LIKE AIRCONDITIONING. BUY A 4RUNNER.You cannot configure the car in order to buy, the option package combinations are impossible to figure out. The LIST price becomes very misleading-FAST! Buy a 4runner.
Pros: sound system
Cons: moon roof
Advice: dive it you will like itI like it so well that I purshased it.
Pros: 4WD and a manual 5 speed
Cons: Engine Noise at high speeds 75 - 100mph
Advice: Get the extended cab so you'll have some room to throw your stuff, so it doesn't go flying all over when you go off roadGreat Truck. I was pleasantly surprise with the power of this 4 banger
Pros: engine/trans response
Cons: finished appearance of door trim panels
Advice: inspect your vehicle carefully before buying,make sure details are addressedoverall response very good..gas mileage met epa specs,,,vehicle quiet ride very good thru 75 m.p.h.,,automatic heater/a/c controls very poor due to hi reflection of daylight reflection,, almost not seeable when bright light reflection shines on window display of settings..takes too much of your time to see where certain settings are and much of the same complaint appies to the sound system settings display.. fine at night with dash lights on but very poor in hi reflective conditions...with abs system brake pedal a little too soft for me..really wonder if the vehicle will stop in time..i have an xls version 2001,, finish very good except for all 4 door trim leather panels,, poor mold while being formed in manufacturing has left raised edges around power window/door lock contols,,looks poor,, toyota inspected and laughed at it and said no help.$36,000 and laughed and said no help!!!what a joke on me...customer satisfaction didn't apply just save the warranty money on replacing the door trim panels...the district service mgr. made that decision on the spot...
Pros: Toyotas reputation for qaulity cars.
Cons: Radio volume control a little hard for us with larger fingers.
Advice: Drive and compare, it does all the speaking for itself.The new styling originally won us over. When we test drove it, I was impressed with the power from the four cylinder. The standard equipment was impressive also. When the salesman explained all the safety features on this car we were sold. Hardest part was picking the color (Black walnut pearl).