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Almost there....
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By Kirk831
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Easy to drive, very reliable, quiet and comfortable. Base model was reasonable in price, but those options add up fast ! Rear seat is only for kids, don't believe 2 adults can occupy.


Favorite Features

Smooth suspension. Quick acceleration (when transmission makes it into proper gear).


Suggested Improvements

Transmission latency is almost dangerous at times if you need quick acceleration to cut across a multi- lane road. Tranny also constantly hunts at low speeds (~20-30mph). OEM tires lasted 27k miles. When rolled down, rear window noise is deafening. Poor gas mileage around town (19-20).


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Great Highlander
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By Joseph George
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The Highlander has never been returned for warranty work or factory defects, except for 2 minor recalls. My only concern is the ride is becoming a bit harsh at 34K miles


Favorite Features

Size and easy to park!


Suggested Improvements

none


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Good, but rattles a lot...
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By A Kumar
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I bought the Highlander thinking that Toyota is the venerable brand. The vehicle had good build quality, the panels were very closely aligned with no obvious spacing, however, the big issue was that within 20,000 miles, I heard lots of rattles. Those rattles were coming from all over the vehicle. I felt that paying so much for Toyota made me feel like driving in a tin box, everything in the vehicle looked flimsy and about to break.


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Dependable car
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By rodawgs
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Overall, I am extremely glad I got this car. It was a little more than what I wanted to spend, but all in all, a good quality vehicle.


Favorite Features

Has plenty of get up and go and the 3rd row is great.


Suggested Improvements

The interior, the interior, the interior. It lacks a lot in that area. The seats are hard and not comfortable. all the dash and features are plastics.


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Can't go wrong
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By Ron
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This truck if you want to call it that - it is more like a car and is fantastic. The 4 cyl is plenty peppy and gives good gas mileage. The back seats also recline which is comfortable for the passengers. The build quality is very good and attention is paid to detail. It came standard with stability control and abs brakes and traction control so even without 4wd it is good in the snow. I don't regret buying it for one minute.


Favorite Features

Stability and traction control - roominess - and reclining back seats - toyota dependability - resale value and toyota quality.


Suggested Improvements

Tilt and telescoping stering wheel - I am 6'4" tall so give more room in front and less in back seat.


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