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By Emile Mailloux
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought a highlander for safety features and AWD to drive with the grandkids. Met all expectations and more. In over 3 years had no problems.


Best Features

Tire monitoring system (warn me of low tire while driving at high speed). Comfortable driver seat for long drives.


Worst Features

Better looking outside and grille.


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By Desarae
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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!!


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


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Confortable for short and tall.


Best Features

3rd row seat is the best option for families.


Worst Features

Sometimes ignition key needs a rap to turn on.


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Great Little SUV
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By Buckey
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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WE use this for long trips some times in snow country. Its comfortable to drive and has a positive feel on the road. Lots of places to store gear etc. I wish the rear seat would lay flat when down and a little chrome on the grillwork would perk it up. I can't believe I'm driving a 4 cyl. (except at the gas pump) its great. I use it for hunting and pull a loaded trailer with ATV and lots of gear and hardly know its there. The getting in and out height is just right (I'm no spring chicken} the rear loading height is great too. Ride and handling is good also.


Best Features

stable all wheel drive, getting in & out height, good gas mileage, comfortable ride.


Worst Features

not much, a flat rear seat down loading area would be nice I guess.


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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)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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