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Long Live the Highlander!
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By doubleo
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Compared the 08 Highlander Limited with every SUV on the market, and overall it was the hands down winner. Awesome looks, excellent power, cavernous interior (a real third row seat for two 6'4" adults), best overall MPG for comparable SUVs, and an awesome vehicle to drive. This is my first SUV and I may never drive a car again! I just keep looking for reasons to get in it and drive.


Best Features

A real third row seat for adults; acceleration and handling; entertainment system for kids; navigation system; blue tooth; rear power door; 2nd row seating options; smart key system; automatic rear climate control; backup camera; windows for third row viewing; and many others !!


Worst Features

Memory seating for two drivers; better designed storage console in front; extra 3-5 MPG; hard to judge distance in front of vehicle (can it be fixed ?); need body side moulding (I couldn't get it and Toyota wasn't/isn't making it); make black interior available on the top-end Highlander (Limited).


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08 Highlander
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By TBL
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought the limited without the awd option; interior quality & comfort excellent; performance good; gas mileage has been averaging over 21 mpg in town - - more on the highway; so far I'm very satisfied; great value for the money; have owned Toyotas before and also have a 2006 Tacoma; have found them to be very reliable.


Best Features

Comfort and quiteness of ride; relatively good gas mileage for an SUV; good cargo room and very easy ingress and egress.


Worst Features

Get rid of the orange letters and numbers on the radio and clock which are very hard to see during the day and impossible to see while wearing sunglasses; go to bright white.


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Love it!
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By tina
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My husband and I traded in our '03 Accord to get the Highlander. I'm so happy with the decision because it is so roomy but drives like a car. We spoiled ourselves and got the car fully loaded... love it! We live in San Diego but bought the car in Orange County, the one hour and half drive was worth it...the gas barely went down.


Best Features

Navigation, heated seats, sun/moonroof, aux for my iPod, the color... pearl blizzard white, backup camera, 3rd row seating, and smart key.


Worst Features

none.


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SUV Great Electronics NOT
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By Western Michigan
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Switched to Highlander from Lexus RX 330. Pleased with the design and drivability - comfort is excellent as I am 6 ft, 3 in. Very much like the smart key system and the functionality. Very displeased with the electronics. Satellite radio requires a very expensive and labor intensive installation - I obviously didn't read carefully enough or I would have likely purchased a different vehicle. In order to install satellite radio the dealer indicates that the headliner has to be removed - even a seat removed. WHAT WAS TOYOTA THINKING? The GPS mapping system lacks detail - I live in a city of 40,000 and most of the side streets aren't noted. GPS service on my cell phone is more detailed.


Best Features

Interior and exterior design and comfort.


Worst Features

Offer an option with satellite radio installed (factory installed - not dealer installed). Other manufacturers do - Toyota is way behind the curve on this one.


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Excellent family SUV
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By Wayne
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased new Highlander Limited AWD about a month ago, primarily for my wife. Interior is comfortable and well designed. Lots of bells and whistles including a great nav system, and JBL sound. Plenty of power, and responsive steering and brakes. Fun to drive, and looking forward to our first long trip. No problems so far. Primarily in town driving so far, and averaging abou 18.4 mpg. Appears to be an excellent family SUV.


Best Features

JBL sound system and nav. Simple but distinguished exterior and interior design and appearance. Power tailgate.


Worst Features

Third row still a little tight, but probably as good as it can be without making the vehicle longer, and one of the things we wanted was a vehicle under 190" long.


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