2012 Toyota Highlander

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  1. johnw91498

    johnw91498 Notebook Consultant

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    What do you folks think of them?

    We're getting one in a few weeks as we're getting it custom built.
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    What is your primarily driving/habits? What trim are you considering?

    I'd get a brand new 4Runner, at least you get real 4WD or a Pathfinder. :D
     
  3. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    Not my favorite although the only Toyota that I like at the moment is the Tacoma the rest look inflated imo, but that is subjective obviously.

    As for interior space the back is useless to me 6'2" doesn't fit comfortably. Other than that the front is a nice place to sit and there are enough features to play with.

    As a vehicle it's supposed to be pretty solid, the V6 with 270hp should be enough to push it along comfortably. I'm a fan of the hybrid system in it gas motor, plus 2 electric one for the rear and one for the front.
     
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    johnw91498 Notebook Consultant

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    We got the Limited and it's primarily a kid mover, grocery getter. Kinda like a bigger station wagon.
     
  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Better than a minivan.
     
  6. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Ahaha +999999999999 to that. Nothing worse than driving a car that looks like an egg. I still standby my Pathfinder (which is a little bit cheaper than 4Runner, same price as Highlander, or maybe an XTERRA).
     
  7. Patrick

    Patrick I beat spamers with stiks

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    Eh, I have an older highlander. It does pretty well for the most part.
     
  8. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think there are better values out there in terms of 7-passenger crossovers. Chevy Traverse (and the similar Buick Enclave or GMC Acadia), Dodge Journey, Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, or Mazda CX-9 best the Highlander in most areas including overall passenger and cargo room, driving dynamics, features for the money, warranty coverage, and/or fuel economy.
     
  9. booboo12

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    Lies, damned lies. :p A minivan is not only better driving than suv's/cuv's but they have much better interior packaging than a typical crossover. They also tend to get better real world MPG as well.

    Not to mention the practicality with sliding doors (no denting other cars) and usually a lower price of entry than Mid to fullsize crossovers/suv's.

    The Highlander's pretty middle of the road. The refresh makes it look a lot better on the outside, but the interior materials aren't up there with the class leaders like Journey, Enclave or Explorer.

    It is a handy size though for many people, has a very plush ride, and is pretty reliable. For many that's all they want or need.

    what color did you pick OP? I saw a red one today that looked great. :)
     
  10. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    Should be burned in a fire. All of them.
     
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