2005 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: It a complete lemon

2005 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic w/3rd Row)

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It a complete lemon
By "Lemon" on


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


Our Lexus RX300 was stolen from us and we had tofind a reliable vehicle fast. We were planing on getting another Lexus but we were paying off a house. So we got the "cheaper cousin" instead. We test drove it and it was fine. Once we got it, it was horrible. There is no acceleration on thr V6 and it is a bumpy ride. Sound system is horrible. We test drove the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and we saw it at the dealer and it was very beautiful. We immediatly traded it and it is an awesome vehicle. It feels like a BMX, Lexus, and Land Rover combined into one incredible "Useful Vehicle" The Highlander is horrible and i cant believe Lexus parent Toyota makes such refined vehicles but Toyota is garbage.

Best Features

My favorite gadget is the third row seat but it is so hard to get into and there is no leg room. Nobody could fit back there so we used it as the dogs seat. At least our dog could travel in a little luxury and her own heater.

Worst Features

Third row seat should be either made exclusively for pets or should be tracsher because cargo sapce is already very limited as it is. Stronger v6 would be nice. There should be rear ac and heat controls. There should premium tire pressure monitor system. There should be two monitors for both rows
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