by herbertspoof on May 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Purchased used 5 years ago with 86,000.
Didn't flinch at the mileage due to Toyota's reputation for reliability; car drove well, at first. Sold at 109,000 due to expensive repair and maintainence costs including:
All 4 wheel bearings, $500 a pop.
Breaks completely replaced, some more than once. $2,000 spent on breaks in just 2 years.
Evaporator sensor went bad; $400 just for the part. Muffler developed a small hole; $400 for a new one.
Straw that broke the camel's back: drive shaft developed a wobble and needed complete replacement $1,200.
Cut my losses and unloaded the hunk of junk.
Other car was a 20 year old Subaru Legacy that had fewer problems and was cheaper to maintain.
by toyotasareawesome on Mar 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this suv over a year ago and
haven't had a problem with it yet.
Just add gas and go - with regular
maintenance of course. It's by far the
best vehicle I have owned. Smooth as
can be, plenty of room, and extremely
by jackie on Oct 22, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
This has been the best car Ive ever
driven. Ive had alot of compliments on
the suv. Had a friend that went out and
purchased one and said she has always
liked her Toyotas, But, she loves this
one ,fun to drive. It is wonderful in
snow and ice.I always have people ask
what kind of suv every where I go.Its
by CBeagle on Jul 20, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I traded in a beautiful black Ford
Explorer Sport because they're
discontinuing the Sport model. I went
looking one day at the Highlanders for
the heck of it. About a week later I
traded the Ford in for the Highlander.
You know why? The Explorer for one
thing had over 100,000 miles on it and
it drove like a TRUCK I wanted a mid-
size SUV that drove like a car and this
does; believe me, it's awesome. It has
the Camry frame and when I tell you it
drives nice, I'm not kidding. It's
absolutely wonderful and no comparison
to the Ford Explorer Sport, you'll love
by LCC on Jun 24, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought my Highlander for $300 under
invoice! Great deal for a lot of car.
WOuld like a few more standard
features in the base model, but it
handles great, looks great, and is fun
to drive. Better value compared to
Honda Pilot LX, and handles much
better. It was hard to find a 4WD 4-
cyl, (didn't want the lower gas
mileage of the 6) so had to take one
fewer options than I would have liked,
but it comes with almost everything I
would have wanted anyway.
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