2001 Toyota Highlander Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2001 Toyota Highlander V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Design Flaw - Unbearable Wind Noise

Faults:

Unbearable wind noise from the passenger windows at highway speed.

I thought this car was great until other Highlander owners informed me on this problem. I have contact Longo Toyota (largest Toyota dealer in the U.S.) and Toyota USA concerning this problem. Would you believe that they are aware of this problem, but said that they are not doing anything about it at this time because there isn't enough complaints! Shame on Toyota on refusing to take responsibility of their design mistakes!

I have a newborn and it can break her eardrums if I lower the back window.

Please be aware of this problem. Do not buy a Toyota Highlander as it is flawed!

General Comments:

Do not buy a Toyota Highlander unless you plan on not using the back windows!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

31st May 2003, 05:02

Oh my God, the car is a danger on the road!!! :-) )

13th Jun 2003, 23:43

Excuse me, your ignorance is showing. Any car with the back windows rolled down will cause this to happen- especially in suv's, given their ground clearance. Believe me, I work for a Toyota dealership in Northern Cal, and if Longo cannot fix your problem, given the size of their dealership, it's probably safe to say it isn't a problem.

And, for that matter, certainly not "flawed," or a "danger to the road."

2001 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carToyota Highlander

Summary:

A high performance bargain - BUY THIS VEHICLE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT FOR A MINUTE! AWESOME!!!

General Comments:

I bought a 2001 Limited for $26k with 33,000 miles on it recently. That's $26k out the door mind you. Anyhow, the SUV has EVERY option including gold package and towing package. I was told the thing booked out at around $40k in 2001 and feel as though I got a great bargain. This is by far the most AWESOME SUV I've ever driven and I used to sell Lexus's! It drives like a sports car and handles the snow and ice like a dream! My ONLY complaint is the gas it guzzles. I went from driving a Mazda 626 getting 35 MPG to a measly 18 MPG with this beast. The luxury and ride is unsurpassed will impress even the most anal Virgo on the planet. As far as the other complaints I've read about this vehicle, they are bullyrag! The 2001 Highlander Limited has NO faults and is simply the best of the best!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

6th Nov 2006, 05:44

The Highlander is a much better SUV than anything Ford, Chevy, or Dodge has ever made or will ever make.

7th Dec 2006, 16:49

What is it about the Highlander that makes it so much better than anything American companies build? Could it be the terribly underpowered Camry engine, the brakes that malfunction (and that Toyota refuses to fix), the airbags that sometimes don't properly deploy, or the accelerator that sticks on the floor?

2001 Toyota Highlander Limited V 6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V 6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carLexus GS300

Summary:

An outstanding performing vehicle

Faults:

The Highlander has performed perfectly.

General Comments:

The Highlander has excellent response to acceleration.

The inside is very nice, roomy, and comfortable.

The ride is smooth and free of bumps.

The quietness and minute road noise are outstanding features.

The interior appointments have been resistant to the wear and tear from two grandsons who are 18 months and three years old.

The maintenance of carpet and leather seats has been very easy.

Cargo area is fantastic.

The sound system performance has been faultless.

The center console is the only option that would be rated 8 out of 10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews