2008 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Lurch Mobile 2
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2008 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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

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Lurch Mobile 2
By Parkerf on

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

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I really liked this car until I had to drive it for longer than one month. There is something really wrong with the AWD transmission on these cars. It hesitates about 5 seconds when you need it to accelerate, stopped on a hill, gave a loud "clump" then went up hill. Transmission cannot keep up with computer is my thinking. Toyota will not admit any problems, been to shop twice. Car lurches while trying (slowly) to change gears, can be dangerous while trying to enter a freeway, hope no one gets killed due to this problem. Also, knobs, rubber is falling off, radio bad. Do not Buy!!!

Best Features

Like the styling and room.

Worst Features

Build a better transmission or recall this one.
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