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2002 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Reviews

2002 Toyota Highlander

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Wow - what a steal!
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By nctorr
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2002 Toyota Highlander Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is a great SUV. It drives and
handles like a car; and, it has ground
and curb clearance like a truck. I
have driven it on and off pavement and
found that it works well either way. I
did learn that SUV's hydroplane just as
well as cars do...but I don't think its
the SUV (if you get my drift). The
Highlander is a handsome car with very
easy features internally, like
collapsing the back seat (VERY EASY),
and changing CD's while driving.
Everything is made easy for the driver
and passenger!!! Great Car!


Best Features

Spacious front seats with easy to access and logically positioned equipment. The steering wheel has all the amenities in the right spot for easy access and control.


Worst Features

Require the button to be pushed in to change gears once out of Park. It is a bit easy to change gears from neutral to drive to 3rd...and I'm afraid I'll knock it into Reverse by accident.


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One year latter
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By Paul DeBoni
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2002 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Typical Toyota product. You can spend thousands more and not get better
fit, finish and dependability. The only reason it wasn't rated any higher is
that it is still an SUV and can't compare in shear joy of driving with a sport
sedan or sports car. For an SUV it comes as close as any I've dirven.
Handles as if it were much smaller and lighter.

The only preceived weakness is in numb steering feed back, and the crapy
tires that come with it.


Best Features

exellent carrying capacity, and good accelleration from the 220 hp motor.


Worst Features

The 2001 has a poorly designed center counsol and shift lever placement. I understand that has been upgraded in 2002 models.


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GREATEST SUV FOR YOU MONEY!!!
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By ss5153
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2002 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this SUV March 2001, own it
for almost 1.5 years now, ABSOLUTELY
PERFECT VEHICLE, NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO
EVER!!! RECENTLY ADDED THE SIDE
RUNNING TUBES. LOOKS GREAT!!! BEST
CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM MY TOYOTA
DEALER!!! JUST NEED A REGULAR OIL
CHANGE/ROTATE TIRES EVERY 5K MILES. I
THINK IT'S BETTER THAN PAYING DOUBLE
FOR A BMW X5. SAVES YOU MONEY, NO
LUXUARY TAX! AND BEST OF ALL IT'S A
TOYOTA!


Best Features

EVERYTHING!


Worst Features

3RD ROW SEATS?


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Toyota's Lure
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By SFcacique
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Outstanding Vehicle. My "test drive"
was when I needed more cargo space for
a trip to Wash DC last year. I rented
a Highlander for the 14 hour, one way
trip. It was so comfortable and
tracked so well on the highway! I
bought one a couple of months later. I
hadn't planned on this major purchase,
but the long trip decided it for me.
Great gas mileage, the cargo I needed,
nice styling, and drives like a car.
Absolutely no problems, and complete
satisfaction except for "annoyances" of
cup holder and OD select mentioned
below. 3.0 six cylinder is engine of
choice.


Best Features

Great mileage for SUV/MiniVan, rides great, real comfortable.


Worst Features

Compass/Thermometer, OD select on shift console has got to be moved, the cupholders are weirdly placed at floor level on the driver's right side, extreme wind noise when only the rear passenger windows are open, actually hurts eardrums, should be attenuated.


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Great value for the Buck
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By L. Harvey
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2002 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Toyota was my choice due to
location of the dealer; price; previous
experience. For the $8000 difference in
the RX300( my other car) and the
Highlander, I opted for the larger
usable space. On its first road trip I
got over 22 mpg during the 1700 miles
including local driving in and around
DC and travel through the Tennessee and
Georgia mountains.

Comfort was great The seats easily fold
down. Plenty of storage space. The
automatic air conditioning
worked great. No worry about the power
antenna in the car wash.

Purchase price was under $30,000 for
the Limited AWD with leather; 6 disc
changer; sunroof and tow package


Best Features

automatic air conditioning; automatic headlights;


Worst Features

power seat for the passenger


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