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TIRE PROBLEMS
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By Kevin McCloskey
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2008 Toyota Highlander SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this fourwheel drive V-6 Sport for my wife who travels 60 miles per day. The car is great, the problem is with the original tires (toyo open country A20) wore out at 18000 miles. Replaced them with four brand new Bridgestone Duelers HL 400. ($900.00). These tires are equally as bad and down right dangerous in snow/wet conditions. I am now purchasing a set of winter tires for the car (bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 (another $900.00). Sure the car is great. Good luck finding a tire for the car that works in the ice and snow. This is too bad for such a highly rated car. Is it the fault of the tires or Toyotas fault for choosing such an odd size tire/tire design fault. Good Luck w tires!


Best Features

Great car other than Tires.


Worst Features

Don't buy this car if you ever have snowy/icy conditions


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oil leak.
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By Tom
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2008 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I discovered an oil leak coming from above the oil filter area. The dealer stated that it is a major casket and toyota issued a technical issue on this item. I understand this is not a normal occurrence but will require a major pull of the engine and replacing formed caskets...


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Good Vehicle
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By JM42
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2008 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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So far everything has been good. Had some rail dust on the back gate but that is being taken care of. Does lack some features that are in higher-end vehicles but they're not too big of a deal. I have not really had any issues with sliding or driving in snow in SD. I just think some people should slow down. Very comfortable and smooth ride. All auto windows would be nice along with memory seating. A USB port would also be nice. In the summer we get about 22 mpg and winter is 18. 24 mpg highway. Do not like the cruise when going up hills or resuming and the speed is greater than 5 mph off. Kicks into low gear to catchup and that is annoying.


Best Features

Heated seats. Roomy 2nd row. JBL stereo system. Display features. Rear cam.


Worst Features

Memory seats. All auto windows. USB port. Cooled counsel. Cooled seats. Split third row.


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By pa driver
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2008 Toyota Highlander SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Toyo tires are horrible! stopping in snow/ice is nearly impossible. the steering is a little hard to get use to while trying to stay straight on highway. it has plenty of power and smooth shifting. too many rattles in the dashboard that is driving me crazy, gets worse in the winter


Best Features

Overall look. Leather option on the Sport, aux port for MP3 player, plenty of leg room in 2nd row, Dual front temp controls, rear temp controls. temp control is very steady(no need to adjust)


Worst Features

different option for tire size, only 2 manufacturers that have marginal reviews. 3rd row is tight, improve dashboard rattling.


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best car ever
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By 1run131
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2008 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the best, most versatile vehicle I have ever owned I have had it for a year and am still excited about it. We took it florida this summer 2,500 mis. rode great plenty of room (more than my old Expedition) averaged 25mpg for the trip. Took it skiing great in the snow and icy roads. I average BTW 20-22mpg around town. Bought the base model because it has all the features I need included. Couldn't ask for a better vehicle. I recommend it for anyone who needs something that isn't afraid to step up to the challenge. HIGHLANDER does it.


Best Features

MPG,the comfort level,the power


Worst Features

Go to 18" rims standard 17s to small 19s not enough tire options


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