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Almost Perfect
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By John Adams
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2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I am a small business owner and was using an Odyssey for hauling and an Accord for personal running. Been looking for something doing both. Finally decided to buy a 4 cylinder Highlander with 118,000 miles. And I have never been so happy in my life on making a car buying choice like this one. Great gas mileage, can do the loading as good as in my Odyssey. Great Car like smooth ride, and great gas mileage. Yes, being a 4 cylinder it does not have that V6 feel but who cares, it has good enough power to hold its own. Recommended 200% to all those who need good gas mileage, need bigger space, wanna drive SUV like looks and don't care if the vehicle does not make 0-60 miles in 6 seconds.


Best Features

Ride, Space, Fuel economy, style, high enough for easy loading,Great cup holders in the back.


Worst Features

Just Perfect, nothing I can think of. May be a better cup holder in front.


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HL in Russia
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Max
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2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Very good car for cold climate. Very smooth ride on bumpy roads in Russia. Got it at 72K miles and run 50k more within 30 months. No problems with the car so far.


Best Features

Smooth car like ride, roomy cabin, very roomy trunk.


Worst Features

Not very good sound suppression, poor left hand rear visibility which is normally fixed by replacing the mirror from Kluger


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Rock Solid
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mike D
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2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my 4th Toyota (1st Highlander), after 1 Corolla & 2 Camry's prior. All stellar. I am not an impulsive buyer and not made out of money, so researched this purchase thoroughly. With Toyota's build quality, could not see spending big $ on a new one, or even a 3-year-old off lease model. Have only owned for about a month. Car has 52K miles & is ROCK SOLID, much as I had suspected it would be. At 7 years old, it drives like it's brand new. Will go to 200K miles no doubt.


Best Features

Had to wait patiently to find a 1 owner, low mileage, V6 4WD Limited with a clean car fax, paid more but it has all the available options and was worth the wait. Ride is tight, responsive & quiet. Consumer Reports reliability at the top of the chart.


Worst Features

None. This is by all accounts an exceptional vehicle.


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Vanilla
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By DV
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2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've owned the Highlander for five years now and have never gotten used to the exterior styling. It's about as vanilla (plain) as they come. The interior is well done, however, and the car provides a very comfortable ride, although it's a bit noisy at highway speed. Reliability and quality are good - just as one might expect from Toyota. However, if you're looking for good styling and a powerful, fun car to drive this is not it - nor is any Toyota for that matter. The car lacks style and horsepower and has no towing capacity. Most importantly, it lacks rear interior space and can only carry four to five adults. (Only small children can fit in the optional rear seat.)


Best Features

Great sound system, comfortable seating, good mileage.


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Neat truck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jake65
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2003 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The truck was purchased brand new in 2003. So far it has 97,000 miles and runs like it's brand new. Some of the problems I can think of is the paint scratches very easily. And the tires wear out a little sooner than expected. Other than that it is very comfortable and pretty quiet inside. It's also quite powerful for its size and gas mileage. It's a great truck and I plan to drive it for a long time.


Best Features

All of its storage, interior room, overall design, and almost everything about it.


Worst Features

Paint job, better gas mileage if possible


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