hesitates, can't be fixed
By matus on
2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
after 18 months I still can't trust this vehicle to accelerate when I step on the gas. It takes too long to shift, double shifts and hesitates. I've had to change the way I drive so I don't get slammed into. Interior space usage is not very efficient. Buyer's remorse. Toyota, after three trips to dealership says there's nothing wrong with it.
With seats down the cargo space is like a small pickup. Gas mileage is pretty good.
Put a different engine in it. Put the shift on the column or redesign the center console.