2005 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: All is well except the paint!

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All is well except the paint!
By roset1 on


2005 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


We own a 2005 Highlander Limited which has become the 'family pony'. Overall, we have been very happy with it except:

Since day one, there was a pencil eraser size 'bubble' spot on both side mirrors. The bubble grew like a blister and eventually it popped. Come to find out, the mirrors were NEVER primed prior to painting. I brought it up to the dealer's attention while still a dime size blister and still under warranty, they did nothing about it. Now, 6 years later, my mirrors have peeled. Toyota assumes no responsibility. Word of caution: inspect your vehicle and look for even the smallest flaw in the paint. Point it out and have them fix it prior to buying. It will save you $$ and grief.

Best Features

Seems like we are never out of room!. We have the 3rd row sitting and although small and sometimes tight, we are able to sit 7 (no room to spare). It's a great feature to have.

Worst Features

Rear air conditioner vents, cup holders for driver and passenger.
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