"this is a perfect vehicle for my wife and me. her work requires the packing of supplies which she doesn't have to lift in and out of a truck. we also flip the third seat for extra passenger room. finally, my wife is a triathelete, always hauling her bike to competions. it fits inside the vehicle by dropping down the middle seats. excellant handling in the snow. after 111,00 miles the scheduled maintenence is all we have ever done to the vehicle."
"Bought a new 2004 highlander late in 2003. Have driven it approximately 50 miles each way to work daily since then. 160,000 and still going strong. Change the oil, fill the tank and do the scheduled maintenance and you don't have to worry about this vehicle. Won't give it away to my college age child as planned - keeping it for myself!"
"MY wife and I bought this vehicle to accomodate our expanding family. We also needed to trunk space for the family dog.
We've been very happy with the car. The body styling is only okay, but has enough room for us all. We've taken it down dirt roads and is surprisingly nimble. The A/C is a little weak for the Arizona summers. The gas mileage is not great either (18 in city with the V6) but we knew what we were getting into with the V6, we don't regret the extra power.
The only real downside is the terrible pressure flux from having just the rear windows or sun roof open."