2008 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Disappointed & Frightened

2008 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Disappointed & Frightened
By Michele W on


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


When I purchased my Highlander, I told the sales rep I needed a safe, dependable car for my 6 grandchildren who I taxi almost daily. In the snow, my brakes seem to lock the front wheels after a thumping noise. I have sailed through three intersections; did a 360 spin in a roundabout doing 20mph with an inch of snow on the ground; came within a hair of hitting a utility truck in a snow filled parking lot; and have spun around while turning a corner. I live in the northeast with snow from November to March. On 1/14/10 my dealer said, "Can't find a problem and -no- snow tires are not the answer." I'm afraid to have the grandchildren in the car and am now scared to drive in the snow.

Best Features

Heated seats and dvd player for granchildren.

Worst Features

Find the problem with brakes (and/or tires that I've learned from your reviews) and fix the problem with snow driving.
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