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Anyone have a Toyota Highlander?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by CHUNKY08, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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    CHUNKY08

    CHUNKY08 [OP] Milk was a BAD choice

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    My wife is looking to upgrade from an 09 Nissan Altima to a used Toyota Highlander. We are on a bit of a tight budget so the 4 runner is not in the cards. I've done a little research but haven't been able to find too much. Anyone have a review of theirs? Differences in certain years being better than others? Any known flaws we should keep our eyes out for?
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    seakayaker32

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    My wife has an 04. She loves it. There were several recalls on it though, so if you get one, make sure the recalls were done.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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    My mom has one and it is a pretty nice vehicle for being a 2010. I have used it once or twice and it rides nice and smooth.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    ttaM 4.8.15.16.23.42

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    My wife and I have a 2004. It's her daily driver, and we really like it. We haven't had any major problems, and we're at ~155k miles. The issues we have had have been due to the previous owner's neglect of the vehicle. If it was up to her we'd keep the highlander forever.

    Bottom line - I'd definitely recommend a highlander to anyone in the market for a SUV.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    CHUNKY08

    CHUNKY08 [OP] Milk was a BAD choice

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Does anyone know when the last body/power revamp was done?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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    ttaM 4.8.15.16.23.42

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    The 2014 is all new, prior to that i think 2007/8
     
  7. Jan 31, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    CHUNKY08

    CHUNKY08 [OP] Milk was a BAD choice

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    did some more research and it looks like '07 they did some pretty major upgrades. '11 they did a few minor upgrades with a much better exterior IMO, and have totally revamped it for '14. Thanks again for eveyones input. Now we just have to figure out what options are important to her and go from there.
     
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