2002 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned

2002 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned
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2002 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Originally was going to get an '02 4-Runner but the Highlander had better interior space and ride. Changing my mind was the best purchase decision I ever made. I now have 114,000 miles with ZERO repairs, just maintenance when it's due. The 'check engine' light came on once and it was due to a vacuum hose coming loose. Correct that in about 10 minutes. Replaced that original battery after 8 years even though it was still working fine even at -10 degrees, figured I would really be pushing my luck by going longer than that. Still running with original suspension components and rear brakes. Front brakes have been replaced once and the rotors resurfaced. Wish I had gotten auto-dim mirror

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By hilarytx
on 06/07/13 06:52 AM (PDT)

I got mine after market from the dealer when I bought my 2002 Highlander used in 2006. It was $350 back then so maybe you can still find a compatible one. It was definitely worth every penny.

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