2002 Toyota Highlander Review and Price
This has been my favorite vehicle through 4 decades of driving. I currently have 160,000 miles on it and plan to drive it until the wheels won’t turn. I like the size, which is between the smaller SUVs and the current “normal” SUVs. I looked at getting a new Highlander a couple of years back and decided against getting something that large. I looked at the new RAV4s but Toyota tells me they have no plans to install 6 cylinders in them so that ruled it out for me. I’ve had a RAV4 ^ cyl. in the past and liked it, it was just a bit too small to get four grown men and their golf clubs in it comfortably. The 2002 Highlander can do this. Plus, the ride on a Rav4 is a lot rougher than my Highlander. While it is true that a 2002 model does not have all of the bells and whistles of the newer cars, especially with phones and such, I don’t think I am willing to start a new car payment for something when this car provides me with comfort and dependability.
There were a series of mechanics that were not really qualified to work on a go cart ,to include a Toyota dealership, that serviced it & it still survived. There is a needed major repair to the A/C which entails dismantling the dash to get to the problem. Our grand daughter is driving to HS now & save the A/C problem, all is well after all these years. we garaged it & the paint job is like new.It is well over 100K miles.
It’s a V6 base model with AWD. Other than the expected 20 mpg gas mileage of a mid-size SUV AWD V6, this is a really solid car that is extremely well made.
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