2003 Toyota Highlander Base 3.0 V6 from North America
Toyota seems to be going downhill a bit
The car has a rumbling sound at low speed 30-60 km/h, especially when taking your foot off the gas pedal. Vibrates when at stop and in gear. No vibration when in neutral or park.
Gas mileage is poor 7 km/L during winter mixed city/highway driving in Canada, which is probably related to the rumbling sound and vibration problems.
When going downhill and taking your foot off the gas pedal, you can feel a little bit of drag. Researched on the Internet, but couldn't find an answer for the above problems.
Transmission a bit rough when cold.
Nice ride, good visibility, proper size, good looking.
Still original brake pads front and back after 110,000 km, roof rack with crossbars is a nice feature, reliability seems to be good. Previous owner never got stuck.
However, it is not the Toyota quality that I expected, due to the above mentioned problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th January, 2012