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Great for our needs for under $24,000
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By Joe M
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We needed more room for yearly trips to
Florida. We knew we had to look into an
SUV for more room. The compact SUVs
were cheap, but just too small. The
midsize SUVs were out of our price
range, until we found the Highlander.
After driving it we knew it was the
vehicle for us. We purchased a base
model 4 cyl with a few minor upgrades.
Let me tell you, this is great vehicle.
It has everything you need. The 4 cly 2
WD FWD is great on snow covered roads
and the engine has plenty of power for
normal driving with the benefit of 22-
27 mpg. If you don't go off road and
your looking for a vehicle for more
room and a low price this one can't be
beat.


Best Features

Great on gas, Toyota quality and reliability, standard features, price and cargo space


Worst Features

Minor things. Not all the buttons light up when lights go on. Rear window should open w/o opening the door


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Very Overrated
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By ggilliom
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We've owned a Highlander for about a
year and a half, and overall, I'm
disappointed. I hate the soft steering -
it's hard to drive straight at highway
speeds. And it's not very quiet at
high speeds. If you put down *any*
window, you get the vibration/roar
people talk about. The seats are
unsupportive, and the seat bottoms are
very short. I'm 6-feet tall, and my
back aches after driving for more than
an hour. Nearly as bad as my wife's old
RAV-4. The stock stereo is TERRIBLE.
The back tonneau cover is heavy and
badly designed -- must be handled
*very* carefully to avoid
bumping/scratching the interior or
cargo. Lousy dealer, too.


Best Features

Driving height is nice. Attractive exterior. Reliable.


Worst Features

Seats are very unsupportive, fit and finish is substandard, cheapo base stereo (and antenna!), impossible tonneau cover


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Kick Booty Vehicle
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By Rainn14322
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I went from a FordExplorer to a Rav 4
to this, all new. I will not give this
vehicle up for the world. It fits 3 car
seats comfy in the back and rides like
a car. It is so quiet i can hear my
kids breathing. I had the basic package
installed from port than put in extras
myself, it was cheaper, i added
playstaystion 2, dvd, tv's, roof rack,
mud guards, roof rack, alarm, tint.
Wouldn't change it for the worl. My
sister bought one the week later and my
mom the Seqouia TRd edition. We are now
all Toyota Lovers. :)


Best Features

Upgraded DVD/Playstation that my husband installed, he works at the dealership. Radio is awesome. Most of all I love the armrest while on long drives. PERFECT


Worst Features

None at all,


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great suv
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By jim p
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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2 months -very happy


Best Features

snow mode in 4x2 came in handy


Worst Features

more gadgets in the lower priced models


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One Dependable Car
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By REITdude
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2002 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Though I've only owned my Highlander
for 5 weeks, it feels longer because I
spent so much time researching it (and
other SUV's) and have learned so much
about it. So far it has completely
lived up to the expectations that were
set by other HL owners.


Best Features

I like the large rear seat area, which makes it easy to get my 3 year old in and out of the car.


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