Used Toyota Highlander Ratings

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    2006 Toyota Highlander - V6 w/3rd (A5) FWD

    Pros: Smooth quiet ride.

    Cons: None

    Advice: Read the manual but there is nothing about gas cap, VSC, & Trac relationship.

    At less than 600 miles the following lights came on: check engine light, VSC light, & Trac off light. Took to dealer. The dealer said the gas cap was not tight enough so the check engine light came on and when the VSC & Trac systems detect the check engine light is on, the VSC & Trac lights come on also. This is ridiculous as there was no indication the gas cap was 'loose'. Nothing was wrong with the Vehicle Stability Control(VSC) and Traction Control(TRAC). Dealer said the $76.50 diagnosis charge would be billed to Toyota this one time and the next time I would be charged. This must be fractured Toyota logic, the dealer was feeding me a bunch of BS, and/or there are problems with the VSC & Trac systems the dealer and Toyota are hiding.

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    2004 Toyota Highlander - V6 w/3rd (A5) FWD

    Pros: 3rd seat

    Cons: tires

    Advice: check for tire wear

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    2006 Toyota Highlander - Base w/o 3rd (A4) FWD

    Pros: The Oil change reminder light

    Cons: No back seat power outlets

    Advice: Buy this car

    I took this car on a test drive and I fell in love with it. It is very smooth, and has all the bells and whistles you would expect. It is a Toyota so it should last for a long time!!!

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    2006 Toyota Highlander - V6 w/3rd (A5) FWD

    Pros: heated side mirrors....great feature.

    Cons: The center console is kind of a waste of space.

    Advice: good for distance driving, poor fuel for short trips to work.

    MY last car was a '95 minivan, so that is my standard. The HL's braking is superior, it mileage is about: 14mpg city (NYC),and about 21 mph HW. It handles well. Parallel parking, however, it is harder to see low (most) cars that are right behind me...only drove about 5K miles so far. Roomy for to fit 6'2' people.

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    2005 Toyota Highlander - Limited V6 w/3rd (A5) AWD

    Pros: 3rd row seat, gas mileage, sunroof

    Cons: limited legroom in 3rd row seat

    Advice: Great value for a great auto!

    It's on the Camry chassis, so it's a very smooth ride.

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    2003 Toyota Highlander - V6 FWD

    Pros: Looks and gas mileage.

    Cons: No air control for rear seats.

    Advice: Great small SUV

    Great looks, great service record, great value. My next Highlander will be the Hybrid.

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    2005 Toyota Highlander - Base w/o 3rd (A4) FWD

    Pros: Snow mode

    Cons: No placement of window controls between front seats

    Advice: Consider gas mileage - this is GREAT!

    Handled very well. The engine has very good pick-up being a 4-cylinder. Very quiet, comfortable ride.