2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
We bought this SUV new in 2002. We bought it because we have a 1998 Corolla that's been a very reliable car. But not the Highlander. At just under 200,000 k the old leaky head gasket then the stripped head bolt got us. Last year we thought we would keep the Toyota for a few more years so we put money into the few body chips. Bought new tires, winter and summer and put in a new wind shield in the spring. Now we had an engine that was toast. Our local Toyota dealer found us a used motor from another Toyota and installed it. They say it only has 70,000 k but who knows. So we spent $7600.00 so far. As of January 2016 it's still running great. there hasn't been any new surprises.