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Love My Highlander
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By auntiejenn
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2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I'm very happy with this vehicle. I've taken it on several long (1500 mile) trips and it is as comfortable to drive & ride in as a good quality car. The only complaints I have about it are: (1) the lifter (fuel injector) noise -- and even that is minor. With no radio on, sitting still, you can hear the f.i. system working, but while driving, or with radio on normal volume, you cannot. (2) the paint on the hood chips very easily from normal road wear. I would buy it again ... zero mechanical issues, easy to drive, comfy. Holds value well.


Best Features

Ride & comfort. Truly rides like a car, comfortable for all passengers even on long trips.


Worst Features

Sleeker exterior - it's boxy. Climate control would be nice.


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Great Value
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By A. Palermo
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I drive this car everywhere as you can tell by the mileage, 75000 in 3 years. I wanted something comfortable for all passengers and this fit the bill and even after all the miles, it still rides comfortably. I also wanted an SUV that I could fit large items in the back and the highlander has the size I need. One of the problems with all the fancy SUVs on the market is that by paying $30000 or more you hate to get it dirty and use it for more then driving around town. Not the Highlander. It's priced right and I don't mind getting it dirty!


Best Features

Comfort and reliability.


Worst Features

Better insulation to cut down on road noise. I wish Toyota would fix the vibration problem when the car is stopped and in gear. I have 3 Toyotas and all 3 have this problem starting at about 18000 miles. I'm told it's the motor mounts. Well if you know the problem, fix it!


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Hunter
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Smokey
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Steering is very stiff at highway speeds causing the feeling that it has locked up, and trying to make a minor adjustment always results in an oversteer or over correction situation. The result is a weaving left to right as you travel the straight-aways. There is no room for any extra stuff in the front for the driver or passenger. Difficult to get the EPA rating of 24 Hghy.


Best Features

Excellent sound system, and flat folding rear seats. Excellent handling.


Worst Features

Better heating and air for passengers. More space for storage in front. Get rid of useless consol.


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Great SUV for very decent price
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By Barbara
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2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Love this car. Leased it and will purchase at lease end. Very comfortable and handles well. Feels like a car but much better.


Best Features

4WD and design and roominess.


Worst Features

put 6 CD player as standard and material on seats tends to have dirt cling to it. Also, something to protect bumpers so you do not have to put something on after you purchase car.


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30 MONTHS OF RELIABILITY & COMFORT
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By ED GRECO
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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A most reliable, ergonomically designed, just plain comfortable car. It's built on the Camry chassis--so the comfort. The interior design is superb with intuitive buttons and controls. We will trade up to a 2006 since financing is attractive.


Best Features

High seat access for easy in and out for older people; excellent visibility for us too.


Worst Features

At the LTD level, there's not much to suggest...


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