2004 Toyota Highlander 2WD, 4cyl from North America
Car caught fire at 60,000 miles. I was driving it when it started smoking. Witnesses said it was on fire under the car for 2 miles before I realized and pulled over. The car was well taken care of, oil changes on time, most all services done at the dealer. Had major engine problems at 50,000. Now I'm without a car, still owe money on this one, waiting for insurance settlement which probably won't be much money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th June, 2007
I also own a 2004, 4cyl Highlander. Do you know why it started on fire? Mine has a transmission leak that leaks onto the manifold.
I own a 2004 4cyl Toyota Highlander and love it. It is the best car I have ever owned. It gets nearly 27 mpg with every tank. I drive it nearly 100 miles per day and have never had one problem. I would buy another in a heartbeat, but unfortunately Toyota doesn't make 4 cyl anymore... which is really stupid considering gas prices. Needless-to-say, I will be looking elsewhere other than Toyota when its time to replace my Highlander.
"I will be looking elsewhere other than Toyota when its time to replace my Highlander"
Why? Toyota also offers the RAV4, Camry, and Scion xB with that 4 cylinder engine, with comparable interior space to your Highlander.