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Glad I bought a Toyota
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By Toyota owner
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2003 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This SUV is big enough without being
too big, rides great, and has the
visibility and room you expect in an
SUV. I bought this to replace a '97
Ford Exploder and there is no
comparison. It will pull 3500 lbs.
(just like the Ford) which is more than
plenty. I also looked at a Pathfinder,
and the Toyota is superior in every way
except towing capacity. You owe it to
yourself to test drive the Highlander.
I also considered a Honda Pilot, but
there were few available (all at
MSRP++) and the dealers wanted deposits
on a car they couldn't deliver for a
month.


Best Features

ride, front seat comfort, engine performance, visibility, back seat room and cargo space.


Worst Features

To get a 6 disc in dash CD changer requires getting the "Limited" package, which in my case would have meant spending another $3,000. I couldn't justify paying that amount just to get the changer.


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Unknow Defect
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By TJ Chin
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I would like to say I really enjoy my
Highlander and it is really a pleasure
to drive in all types of weather. I was
truly impressed when I tried to make it
go out of control on an icy patch of
road in a parking lot no matter how
hard I tried it had a mind of its own
not to let me. The CSV is your Co-pilot
and really assist to maintain control
at all times.Traction? all of those
Hummers and 4x4's look out this one
will keep up with you.


Best Features

The stability and the JBL sound system booms.


Worst Features

The Defect! The weather strip in the front doors has been replaced 4 times and will be replaced again due to ripping.Toyota has put a mounting clip in the moulding that causes this ripping and has done nothing to fix this problem


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New owner - V6 AWD Base HL
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By fvp
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2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Could not be more pleased with this
purchase. The Highlander is our second
Toyota purchase this year [we bought a
Sienna in February] and glad we went
with the HL. We considered many other
vehicles: Honda Pilot, Nissan
Pathfinder and the Outback wagon to
name a few. None stacked up to the
Highlander, plus we got it at invoice.


Best Features

Toyota fit, finish and reliability, AWD and still get over 20 MPG during break- in, V6 power, car-like ride, butter smooth engine and drivetrain.


Worst Features

Include more options as standard features. For expample, foglights should be standard equipment on a vehicle with a $32,000 sticker.


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A Great Choice
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By JoeWino
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We have had 7 Toyota Cars over the
years but this is our first Toyota
SUV. Handles like a car. Great pick
up. very nice features. I expect this
one to be around our house a long
time. got a great deal from the
dealer. Bought it over the internet
for 100 over invoice. Fully loaded.
Wife is happy so what can I say. We
still have a 96 Avalon that runs like
the day I bought it only now it has
115,000 on it. The 99 Tacoma is my
daughters now and it is still going
strong. Great value and you get quite
a bit for the money. Plus you get
Toyota quality. Go buy one!


Best Features

Sun roof and sound system.


Worst Features

A little more with room in the drivers compartment for us big guys.


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Great ride
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By Jack Durban
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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What a well designed and built car. I
say car because it does not ride at all
like a SUV. It is fast and nimble and
gets incredible gas mileage. I just
turned in a Chevy Tahoe on an expired
lease. To be honest GM had to send
someone from another state to pick it
up because no dealer would accept it
back! No lie, no one wanted the pile of
junk even though they were under
contract to accept the vehicle at lease
end. I will be buying more toyota
vehicles in the future. Can't say that
about GM.


Best Features

Interior and handling


Worst Features

Stereo / CD changer is a little cheesy.


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