2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I owned highlander 2005 3.3 and loved it, power, economy, comfort, and reliability were 5 stars paid 26k for brand new. In 2008 new model looked really nice and I thought it's time for an upgrade, wrong I was. Turned out to be down grade all around except the looks. 30k for a sport model with lots of features but economy is down the drain, comfort is down the drain, and reliability as well down the drain. Focus of maker was to make a cool looking suv with lots of features.
Plenty of room, rear view camera, powerful engine.
Needs better fuel economy, better comfort for driver and passengers, needs better suspension and turn balance. Badly needs redesigned interior with materials-current are too hard and noisy, every time you go over a bump the whole car craks. Needs better computer system for transmission response when you work shifter. Brakes are extremely soft to where the whole front of the car feels like it will tip over. Mechanical issues all around. AC failed to work at 57k miles.