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


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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


Best Features

Size and easy to park!


Worst Features

none


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


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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 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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An SUV I can live with
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By ChuckHawley
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2004 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Please understand that I really hate SUVs, but my family needed a car that could hold 6-7. I have always thought that the Highlander was the best looking small SUV, but I didn't realize that it had a third seat that would allow it to hold our family. We sold our Eurovan and bought a dealer demo, and I think it's the best car I have ever owned. At 25K miles, it's tight, quiet, comfortable, and everything that I could ask for in a family car. We happened to buy the loaded model, although I would have been happy with any combination as long as it had the third row. We have had it off-road once in Tahoe, and it handled a very rutted, rocky climb with ease. Highly recommended.


Best Features

Overall size (small) compared to the interior room (generous). Great gas mileage compared to full size SUVs. Car-like handling. Toyota Quality. Driver ergonomics (shift, turn stalk, cruise control, etc. all excellent)


Worst Features

Pretty high wind noise on freeway. Lack of space behind 3rd seat with it in use. Gets dirty pretty quickl with soft interior surfaces. Not economical in town driving.


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