2001 Toyota Highlander V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought new. Smooth, powerful both around town and on highway. Handles crisply with lots of get up and go. Plenty of room front/back and cargo. No mechanical problems at all except the VSC light sometimes comes on for a while and then just as mysteriously goes off. Had it in snow twice, and it zipped along while everyone else was in the ditch. I change oil/fluids myself, but get the "big services" (30/60/90k) done at dealer. Replaced tires at 45K, front brakes at 55K, and battery at 90K (at 5 years). I would definitely buy one again - maybe the hybrid.
Reliability, low maintenance, handling. Comfortable front seats, and back seats are tall. Very smooth cruise control. Good positioning of wiper, cruise, light switches.
Manual passenger seat was a disappointment. Needs a center console. Gas mileage is only average (17/22). Could use 3rd row seating. A visual blind spot behind driver's left.
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