So far I have enjoyed driving my Highlander, I use it as my everyday car from commuting to running errands. The ride is smooth, and quiet (surprising for an SUV). Have not run into any problems, so far. Still need to test it in the snow! Seems to me that the Highlander is more of a family vehicle than a single persons ride, but it was in my price range, and had all the features I was looking for. I should have waited a few more months for the release of the new 2008 model, it looks sweet.
The amount of interior lighting it has. Sun roof, trunk space, sunglass compartment.
Remove tape player and ash tray/cig lighter. Improve on the sound system, mpg at 18/22 is ok, could be better without going to the hybrid, and the overall storage space could be utilized better, i.e., doors/compartment areas.