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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV

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By Sue
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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great SUV, I have had 3 SUVs and 2 were Highlanders. This is the best SUV I have owned. The comfort and handling of this vehicle is very nice. I am very happy with the Highlander Limited.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, and everything else.


Suggested Improvements

nothing.


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Extremely Dissatisfied
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By Rhonda Ricci
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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned the limited for less than 3 years and have had several problems with the sunroof. Had to be totally replaced in 11/2006 due to operational problems. Now, in 12/2007 unbelievably have the same problems as well as leaks in track causing condensation, electrical, and requiring replacement again! Only Toyota will not replace again and admit poor workmanship or defective parts due to expired warranty. Cost a whopping $2500. for a sunroof used in New England for merely 4 months/year. Am wheeling this disappontment and buying a lexus or murano! Also, acceleration is hesitant, problems with transmission. Don't waste your $.


Favorite Features

storage, radio controls on steering wheel


Suggested Improvements

better service for problems clearly documented in history. better transmission


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2005 Toyota Highlander
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By Tex
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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Great pep and pick-up, good braking with 4 wheel discs. Good cross country car. Have not been back for any warranty service. Very reliable.


Favorite Features

V-6.


Suggested Improvements

3rd row seat too small.


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Not what I expected from Toyota
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By Marc
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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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About the only things I like about my Highlander is the reliability and it drives pretty good for an SUV. Others hit themajor disappointments starting with the poor MPG about 17 summer & 14 winter. Tires were replaced at 21,000 miles. Transmission is jerky if you step on the gas and then let off. Paint does scratch very easy (just rubbing finger on paint). The best part is while getting an oil change at the same dealer it was purchased from (about 1 year old) I asked how much I could get for trade-in on a new Hybrid. After review (on my almost as good as new condition vehicle) they offered $12,400 less than what I paid one year previously. What a big disappointment.


Favorite Features

3rd-row seats for small kids.


Suggested Improvements

Better tires, paint quality. Improve the heated seats.


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Good Car
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By klauer
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2005 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had this car two years and it's been great. Only problem is I recently looked into selling it. It appraised for 13000 less than i bought it for only two years later. Believe it or not my Ford actually held it's value better than that. That's definitely not what i expected!


Favorite Features

Great handling and nice sound system


Suggested Improvements

The original tires only lasted 25000 miles. Depreciated faster than i expected.


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