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2006 Toyota Highlander

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Defective cylinder head bolt threads
7 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By sorrynow
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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We purchased this as a new vehicle and have been very pleased with it until today. We found out that we have a leak that can only be fixed by a $5000 bandaide
that Toyota has defined in Toyota's techincal bulletin T-SB-0015-11.
The bolt holes in the cylinder block must be tapped to install an insert to hold new bolts.


We now have to find a way to replace this vehicle! So much for Toyota!


Worst Features

spend 25,000 on this vehicle and toyota won"t stand behind it ?


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2006 Highlander Nice choice
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By gary
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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Typical good Toyota quality, interior very bland and plain, small armrest, 3rd seat is so small it is unusable Smooth running, great in the snow. with 4WD Overpriced compared to other similar SUV But is a good vehicle with no problems so far.


Worst Features

more room in 3rd seat, rear seat ventilation controls,


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Whatamistake
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By Whatamistake
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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I owned a '07 Mitsubishi Endeavor and traded with this vehicle for more seating capacity. I thought Toyota is dependable but I was wrong. Something is draining the battery AND brakes travels longer at first stop. I freaked out when it feels my vehicle will not stop. Dreaded when I come back to my vehicle and wondering if it will start. NHTSA has many reports in regards to my brake issue. Toyota have not recall this vehicle and hope it will soon.


Best Features

Power, ride, space and driver seat.


Worst Features

Brakes, electrical and front cup holder design.


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Still love it 3 yrs later!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By toyotalover
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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Always wanted a Toyota and I love driving it now as much as I did at first. Always dependable, no problems whatsoever. I like the tight steering, low turning radius... drives like a car. Easy to handle, even when loaded with weight. 4 cyl. is plenty of power for me. Big enough for my 6'2 stocky husband. I get about 20-22 MPG mixed city/hwy driving... wish it was more, but hey, I can't complain. I love this vehicle.


Best Features

dependable! hugs the road, easy to park, comfortable on trips


Worst Features

better MPG, lower price


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Most boring & best vehicle I have owned
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Andy S.
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2006 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Our Highlander has been nothing but flawless. Not a single warranty issue and it does an excellent job as our family vehicle. The only thing I would have done different was not get the 3rd row seat. It was never used once in the almost 4 years I have owned it. Also, if you want to buy a first generation Highlander, I highly recommend getting a 2005-2007 model. This was after the Minor Model change and the interior is much better than the 2004 and earlier models.


Best Features

The all wheel drive is not as good as an Audi or Subaru, but it still does a great job when it snows. The JBL stereo is also a nice upgrade.


Worst Features

The only downside is the engine. The 3.3L V6 is adequate (in both power and fuel economy), but the new 3.5L V6 and 2.4L/2.5L I4 engines Toyota has now are so much better.


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