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2002 Toyota Highlander

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Keeps going
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mdr000069
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased this car with 72,000 miles on it. I have 130,000 with no major problems. Get around 23 MPG over all. Runs good for only having a 4 cyl. I would buy another.


Favorite Features

MPG for an SUV. Very reliable.


Suggested Improvements

The thermostat control has a problem that is known by Toyota, but they don't fix for free. Sometimes it will stop the AC from coming on. Check it before you buy since to replace I heard is around $900.


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Love my Highlander!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nashvillegirl
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought our 2002 dark green 4 cyl Highlander new, and it now has 353,800 miles on it! We have replaced the catalytic converters, A/C knob, and just recently, the timing chain. The car still looks great inside and out. When (if!) it ever dies, I'll buy another one. We have always owned Toyotas because they are so dependable and low-maintenance, but this is the best one ever.


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wish I was impressed
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By mel4reviews
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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132K miles and second time it's the catalytic converter. Additionally, for a 4-cyl, I should really get better gas mileage. Need to go back to a different maker. My first and ONLY Toyota.


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New to toyota
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By debb/rud
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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First let me say I didn't want this car but we bought it because it was in our price range. It had 77,000 miles when purchased. I am happy to say it grew on me over the past 2 yrs. Great fuel usage (400+ to the tank), low maintenance cost and reliability. Ours has 135,000 miles and the drivetrain is still strong! I have the 4 cylinder And it drives like a six cylinder Interior is durable and shows very little wear (even with the dogs) easy to clean and the paint still looks good.


Favorite Features

low maintenance costs, reliable, fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

on long trips (over 5-6 hours) the seats are uncomfortable. a better design or more padding? for the seating would help


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Love My Toyota
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Rick
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this with 15,000 miles on it and it has 116,000 on it now and never had any problems with it, I guess its time to change the plugs other than that, I will be looking for a newer one soon and getting a nice resale on this one.


Favorite Features

I love the room in it and the comfort of driving like a car.


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