2008 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Not as reliable as Toyota's sh

2008 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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9 of 13 people found this review helpful
Not as reliable as Toyota's should be
By toyofan8 on


2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


This SUV is nice and comfortable.
A long time Toyota owner I was completely surprised by the constant issues. Rear window wiper motor, sunroof, NAV system had to be replaced. The lugs nuts are two piece shells and loose it's cap each time you remove a lug nut. I forced the dealer to replace them at his cost every time he rotated the wheels. The tires cost about $1400 (poor choice and expensive) and regardless of the warranty they last only a mere 19K. The tire size is limited to two manufactures and thus the high price. Got stuck in snow and had to reverse the SUV to get out. Embarrassing to say the least for an SUV. Lastly, the traction control truly does not work, it slides everywhere.

Best Features

Automatic hatch, under carriage lights, keyless entry, hitch, and spacious interior.

Worst Features

Hopefully the NAV system has been improved due to the lack of POI and functionality. It does not justify the 2K extra in the GPS features as I can buy at the time a GPS for only $200 and will have loads of other features that are essential while traveling. Never again purchase an auto with GPS! They need to choose good gripping and long lasting tires for this or any of their vehicles that are made by many manufacturers to keep the costs down. Must have been some sort of business deal with Toyo and Bridgestone to get the suckers who like to spend their money. Not a sucker any more.
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