2001 Toyota Highlander V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased the Highlander the first year it was made and from my experience this is the best SUV ever built. The Highlander is designed to be a very comfortable ride as well as a great hauling vehicle. Very reliable car. I have had no problems. Excellent fit and finish. I was rear-ended by someone 2 months after purchase and hardly felt the impact - no injuries. If you are looking for a safe and fun SUV to drive for your family, the Highlander is it. I love this car.
Lots of power, smooth transmission, agility, turning radius, comfortable ride. Spacious interior with plenty of elbow room. The back is designed to easily hold IKEA's large furniture boxes and move your college kids into residence halls.
The Highlander is perfect the way it is. However, I don't know how the new 2008 models will be. I'm disappointed they are changing the design. I hope they don't ruin a great SUV.