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Transmission SUCKS!! You've been warned
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By rydergirl
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2006 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This car has shuddered while accellerating since we bought it and on our road trip has us stranded now in Virginia because the transmission is messing up. The car surges forward and tries to drop gears while accelerating. The car jerks very hard and comes to a complete stop in the highway! I've seen many reviews saying they have the same problem!! I'm missing college and work and cant afford this fix and according to reviews it is a widespread problem with this particular vehicle.


Best Features

Comfortable


Worst Features

RELIABLE TRANSMISSION


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Still love it 6 years later
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By mmaddage
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2006 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased Jan. 2006 at the time my requirement was back seat size, trunk space, side curtain air bags and great than 20 MPG. This brought us to the Toyota Highlander. It has been FANTASTIC for our family. I travel an average of 25,000 miles a year and have NO real complaints. I still when I get in say "i love this car". No major mechanical issues at all! Just routine maintenance. Change the oil every 5-7,000 miles - it is perfect.


Best Features

Visibility Reliability


Worst Features

Interior is pretty plain. I am not a plain girl. But this is the ONLY suggestion.. that is amazing.


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Defective cylinder head bolt threads
4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By sorrynow
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2006 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We purchased this as a new vehicle and have been very pleased with it until today. We found out that we have a leak that can only be fixed by a $5000 bandaide that Toyota has defined in Toyota's techincal bulletin T-SB-0015-11. The bolt holes in the cylinder block must be tapped to install an insert to hold new bolts. We now have to find a way to replace this vehicle! So much for Toyota!


Worst Features

spend 25,000 on this vehicle and toyota won"t stand behind it ?


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2006 Highlander Nice choice
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By gary
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2006 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Typical good Toyota quality, interior very bland and plain, small armrest, 3rd seat is so small it is unusable Smooth running, great in the snow. with 4WD Overpriced compared to other similar SUV But is a good vehicle with no problems so far.


Worst Features

more room in 3rd seat, rear seat ventilation controls,


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Whatamistake
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By Whatamistake
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2006 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I owned a '07 Mitsubishi Endeavor and traded with this vehicle for more seating capacity. I thought Toyota is dependable but I was wrong. Something is draining the battery AND brakes travels longer at first stop. I freaked out when it feels my vehicle will not stop. Dreaded when I come back to my vehicle and wondering if it will start. NHTSA has many reports in regards to my brake issue. Toyota have not recall this vehicle and hope it will soon.


Best Features

Power, ride, space and driver seat.


Worst Features

Brakes, electrical and front cup holder design.


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