2004 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I love this car- SUV! I have had no porblems at all with 50,000 miles so far. Great storage, love the third seat option, and great visibility. I once had a "neck problem" and most SUVs were too "trucky"- not the Highlander- drives like a real car. Great in the snow! The only little annoying thing is that the tire pressure sensor light comes on (on the dashboard) and has to be reset frequently.
I love the ride - smooth. I love the features and storage possibities and the third seat. Most of all, so very reliable!
Fix the tire pressure sensor light to be less sensitive. A bit noisy if any windows are open when on the highway.
I always buy Toyota because of the reliability and quality. This is no exception. Yes the ride is a little uncomfortable, and the tranny does feel awkward in certain situations, but so far this car has not given me any problems not one, it had a minor recall issue but Toyota took care of it at no charge; some sensor needed to be replaced. I would recommend this SUV to anyone who needs security to move around on a day to day basis.
Quality and reliability, gas mileage, peace of mind and simple.
Transmission could use some help and more comfortable seats.
This has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned! I keep up with the recommended maintenance and have NEVER had a problem. The oxygen sensor had to be replaced but that was covered under the warranty. At 73,000 miles, I am still running the original tires (with every other oil change rotation). Sometimes after a check-up, the tire pressure sensor light comes on (on the dashboard) and has to be reset. This usually only happens when the tires are rotated. My Highlander is a Katrina survivor. It survived 4 feet of water (NONE in the engine or interior) and a 30 foot pine tree ($8,000 in damage). We have been considering adding a Hybrid to the family.
No blind spots! Cupholders EVERYWHERE! Cargo space!! Highlanders (Toyotas, in general) hold their value (even with miles galore)! I am a BIG girl and fit comfortably behind the wheel and buckle in with ease.
Fix the tire pressure sensor light! It's way too sensitive. And the ivory interior... IVORY?!? Don't get in this baby sweaty and dirty! Move the extra cigarette lighter from the floorboard (in the umbrella compartment) up onto the console near the other one. Rear wiper inserts are $20!!