Used 2003 Toyota Highlander

2003 Toyota Highlander
List price range
2003 Toyota Highlander

Pros

  • Roomy cabin, carlike ride and handling, clean styling.

Cons

  • Gets expensive quickly, limited towing and off-road ability.

Used 2003 Toyota Highlander for Sale

Toyota Highlander 2003 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
101,554 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Base
(3)
Super Bee Auto
8.8 mi away
List$6,499
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2003 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
84 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Base
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2003
144,321 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
(18)
Fitzgerald Toyota Gaithersburg
16.8 mi away
List$4,795
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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$252 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Toyota Highlander 2003 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
110,827 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Base
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$5,750
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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$158 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
* CARFAX CERTIFIED * CLEAN CARFAX * LOCALLY OWNED * RUNS GREAT * Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Toyota Highlander 2003 Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
144,375 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Limited
Drive & Go Auto Sales
17.6 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
One look at this Toyota Highlander Limited V6 4WD 4-Speed Automatic !!!!! and you will just know, this is your ride. If you are looking for a great low mileage Highlander Limited V6 4WD 4-Speed Automatic !!!!!, you can't go wrong with this one. We have confirmed that the previous owner was not a smoker. It has never been in a wreck nor had any body work done to it at all. Everyone loves leaving the competition in the dust. With your hands firmly at the wheel of this powerful 3.0L V6 DOHC 24V engine, you'll leave the competition wondering why they even tried. Spend less time at the gas pumps with great fuel mileage from this Toyota Highlander Limited V6 4WD 4-Speed Automatic !!!!!. With no significant exterior damage, this one has been kept in quality shape over the years. The interior is in sufficient condition for a used vehicle with no major damage like tears, rips, or stains. Everyone has credit problems but at Drive & Go Auto Sales we don't feel this should prevent you from affording transportation. Our GUARANTEED FINANCING will do the heavy lifting, get you approved, and have you back on the road in no time. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. You better hurry and grab this deal quick because, with a price well below BLUE BOOK, this one is not going to last long. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Woodbine! Great Cars at Great Prices!
Toyota Highlander 2003 Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
99,440 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Limited
(2)
Brown's Arlington Honda
22.4 mi away
List$6,499
Est.Loan: $133/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
$179 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Brown's Arlington Honda has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2003 Toyota Highlander. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. In their original incarnation, SUVs were chiefly owned by folks who valued utility above sport. Not anymore! The Toyota Highlander Limited redefines the SUV and makes the perfect all around family companion. No matter the terrain or weather, you'll drive at ease in this 4WD-equipped vehicle. With exceptional safety features and superb handling, this 4WD was engineered with excellence in mind. In addition to being well-cared for, this Toyota Highlander has very low mileage making it a rare find.
Toyota Highlander 2003 Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
188,765 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Limited
Sheehy Toyota of Stafford
39.2 mi away
List$5,890
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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$162 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
This Sheehy Value CERTIFIED and ONE-OWNER 2003 Toyota Highlander LIMITED V6 4WD with the POWER SUNROOF and HEATED LEATHER SEATING was purchased, serviced and traded with our Company and it has an EXCELLENT CARFAX REPORT with 52 SERVICE RECORDS. Your Limited is nicely equipped with the Tow Package, 16-in. Aluminum Wheels, 6 Speakers, 8-Way Power Driver Seat, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Cassette, CD player, Color Keyed Mudguards, Compass, Daytime Running Lights, Driver and Passenger Side Airbags, Dual front impact airbags, Front fog lights, Full Center Console, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: Homelink, Heated Foldable Outside Rear-View Mirror, Illuminated entry, Keyless Entry, Leather Package, Leather Seat Trim, Leather Seat Trim w/Heated Seats, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Limited Package, Outside temperature display, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Tilt and Slide Sunroof, Power windows, Rear Side Dark Tint Privacy Glass, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack, Roof Rack System, Running Boards, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Towing Prep Package and 3500 lb Converter, Variably intermittent wipers, ONE OWNER, NON SMOKER. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
Toyota Highlander 2003 Limited Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
162,638 miles
Used 2003
Toyota Highlander
Limited
West Broad Hyundai
96.7 mi away
List$5,784
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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Dealer Notes
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! This 2003 Toyota Highlander Limited in Vintage Gold Metallic features: See the rest of our inventory at: WESTBROADHYUNDAI.COM. Ask about our Extended Service Plans! Our online price excludes title, taxes, tags, and $695 Processing fee.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Need SUV utility but don't want any unnecessary bulk or fuel bills? The Highlander could very well suit your needs.

2003 Highlights

There are no changes for the Highlander this year.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Toyota Highlander.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

New Owner-Wierd Issues
mjc333,11/08/2011
I just purchased the Toyota Highlander 2003 and upon purchasing the vehicle I was very happy. The check engine light came on shortly after purchase and apparently the cause is a bad "ECM" board in the SUV. I am not sure if this is common but I have experienced this problem. I love the vehicle otherwise and plan on driving it for a while. Currently at 82K hope it lasts to 200K without major repairs.
Buyer beware
bk,07/20/2010
We purchased this car new and kept it dealer maintained for 7 years. I found it to be quite a reliable vehicle until recently. At 118,000 miles it developed a coolant leak. It was ultimately found to be due to stripped out threads in the engine block (i.e. the car needed a new engine ~ $7500.00). After discovering that I was not the only one to experience this problem (check online Toyota forums), I notified Toyota. The Rep stated, "Your engine may be defective, but we cannot help you because you are out of warranty." Beware of the 4 cylinder engine in the 03 Highlander! A dealer maintained vehicle is worthless, and Toyota has lost a customer. And so it goes.
Former Toyota...stripped head bolts
bizmin,10/06/2010
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine, 108,000 miles, perfect service, until it developed coolant leak on the back side of the top of the engine, adjacent to an insulator pad at the back of the engine block. The back 3 head bolts were completely stripped, allowing coolant to leak into the engine. Toyota dealer says the short block or entire engine must be replaced, with no other option [$5200- $7400+.] Based on the frequency of identical engine failures, faulty factory assembly and/or design assures eventual failure of the engine. 25-year Toyota fan, probably lost forever.
Disappointed
herbertspoof,05/09/2012
Purchased used 5 years ago with 86,000. Didn't flinch at the mileage due to Toyota's reputation for reliability; car drove well, at first. Sold at 109,000 due to expensive repair and maintainence costs including: All 4 wheel bearings, $500 a pop. Breaks completely replaced, some more than once. $2,000 spent on breaks in just 2 years. Evaporator sensor went bad; $400 just for the part. Muffler developed a small hole; $400 for a new one. Straw that broke the camel's back: drive shaft developed a wobble and needed complete replacement $1,200. Cut my losses and unloaded the hunk of junk. Other car was a 20 year old Subaru Legacy that had fewer problems and was cheaper to maintain.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
220 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
220 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
220 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
220 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2003 Toyota Highlander
Used 2003 Toyota Highlander Overview

The Used 2003 Toyota Highlander is offered in the following submodels: Highlander SUV. Available styles include AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), and Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Toyota Highlander?

Save up to $252 on one of 9 Used 2003 Toyota Highlander for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,795 as of11/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Toyota Highlander trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Toyota Highlander Base is priced between $5,750 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 84 and110827 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Toyota Highlander Limited is priced between $4,999 and$6,499 with odometer readings between 99440 and188765 miles.

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Which used 2003 Toyota Highlanders are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Toyota Highlander?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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