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2010 Toyota Highlander

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,000
    Well, at least the HL has pretty good resale. Maybe he can check out the 11 Explorer when it comes out this fall. I've found that Ford's usually have pretty comfortable seating, but you're right, it's a very individual thing. I've ridden a long distance in a friend's Nissan Murano and it seemed pretty comfortable as well.
  • toledo73toledo73 Posts: 58
    What did you own before the HL? Hard uncomfortbale seats are not at all what I experience with mine. Tell your service dept and they should be able to suggest some type of cushion to put on top of your seat. Or check on EBay
  • waynenavwaynenav Posts: 5
    Re: previous Toyotas. I traded in an 07 Highlander on the 2010. It had cloth seats and they never gave me any discomfort in the three years I owned the car. I still own a 2000 Avalon which is very comfortable. I mentioned the uncomfortable seat to the Sales Manager and the best he could come up with is, "If you've got an issue, get a tissue". Joking of course, but he might have been more helpful. I will check with the service dept but I'm generally against seat cushions because they are usually a big pain when getting in and out of the car. I did check with the accessories store but they have no cushions custom made for the Highlander. : :cry:
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Seats of all kinds and flavors can be purchased on Ebay. Lot less expensive than trading cars to get more comfortable or memory seats.
  • bethfizzbethfizz Posts: 1
    Unfortunately, it won't support sending contacts.
    It really pissed me off, because the salesperson had a iPhone and was able to use her older phone to upload her contacts, but after I bought the vehicle, I tried to do it and was greeting by that inane "send your contacts" screen too. When I asked their techs what the issue was, they sent me to this page:
    http://www1.toyota.letstalk.com/brands/toyota-bt/product/product.htm?prId=35698&- serviceCorpId=0&filterCorpId=697&passedPaIds=

    Note it says that you can't sync contacts on a 3GS - not supported.
    Worthless feature - can't use the voice recognition if the contacts aren't in the system, and I ain't rekeying my 300+ contacts.
    When I complained to the tech about it, he said, "Toyota didn't build that part, so we're stuck with what they support."
  • Steven:

    I had my Toyota hood protector painted blizzard white. I noticed how far away it sits from the hood. I had it in my Highlander for a few weeks and did not like how it looked. Did some net surfing and found the Stampede hood protector chrome. It fits better than the Toyota hood protector. Fits snugly to the hood and also looks great!

    I highly recommend it. :)
  • auyomanauyoman Posts: 5
    having had a couple of seinnas and a couple of tundras, i tell people i am a toyota man. when it was time to move from a mini van to an SUV, i went looking at the highlander. i noticed that the 2011 seinna came out in feb 2010 with a 3.5 engine and a 6 speed. highlander uses the same power train and i assume that will happen on the 2011 HL. i could not wait so i found a SUV that was $3000 less, gets 26mpg instead of HL 24mpg, a third seat that two adults can sit in, and a 5 yr 60,000 mi 10 yr 100,000mile warrenty instead of the HL 3 yr 36,000mile. I BOUGHT A 2011 KIA SORENTO. toyota needs to keep up or lose out.
  • beachfish2beachfish2 Posts: 177
    "toyota needs to keep up or lose out."

    You really like it better than the Highlander? I didn't, the test drive didn't do a thing for me. I am completely enjoying the 2010 Highlander Limited I bought in January. It certainly was a hefty check to write though. I'm starting to sound like my grandparents who were all born in the 1890s... "It cost how much?" It's not like you can buy a new '65 VW bug for $1600 anymore.

    John
  • Do you have a link to their website?
  • The following is the link to their website: www.stampedeproducts.com/dealers. Here you can check to see if you have a dealer nearby. Its easy to install.

    I bought my Highlander Limited on June 15, 2010. It's the first time I've had leather interior. The seats are very comfortable. It's really good to drive as a daily driver. :)
  • my husband has always changed the oil in our camry;s... and it was a snap!!! however we have now purchased a 2010 highlander and yikes... it looks harder to do? our question is this??? is there any place on the internet that shows step by step directions on how to do this ? thanks in advance. janeyjan
  • Here is a link to a video for changing oil in a 2008 Highlander.
    I assume 2010 would be the same?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ckMjSg3FA
  • Purchased 2010 Highlander Limited on 7/21/10. So far so good. I really like the car for the most part. It ride's well, is quite, and does what I bought it for. I doubt that the 4 wheel drive well be equal to my 04 Forester XT but I new that going in. I really only have couple of complaint's I think at this price it should have memory driver seats and the interior is a bit low rent. Also I don't need the third row seat that the Limited comes with and I really don't like the spare under the car. I would really like the spare under the floor and remove the third row seat. They where able to do that in my Forester and that is a smaller car. On the up side I am getting 22 mpg in town and 25.5 on the highway on regular gas compared to 20mpg on premium with the Forester. Oh and that is with the V6 AWD.
  • steven1357steven1357 Posts: 69
    edited September 2010
    My 2010 Limited was purchased 12-23-09 & is only a 2 Wheel drive (FWD).

    I am only getting approx 20 MPG in town (very shor trips) but just got 26.7 MPG Highway on a 14 hour round trip (including less than 15 miles being intown driving).

    I agree with the memory seat suggestion & would add turn signals in the outside side mirrors. Interior (especially ceiling) is 'low rent" - but the Limited's other interior features (leather seats, accent, controls, etc.) help out a little.

    I like the spare tire under the car & out of the way since I will never have to access it. Only the dealer will have to access it for 5 tire rotations and AAA if the need ever arises.

    I also have no use for the 3rd row seat - but you could not exclude it in the Limited even though you could exclude it in the base model. My 3rd row seat stays folded down all of the time to make more space in the rear interior.
  • Like the OP, I traded my 07 Highlander in on a new car. But I bought the 2010 RAV4 and had the exact same problem. I drove it for 6 months and it got more and more uncomfortable on trips of any distance. So I bit the bullet and traded it in on the 2010 Highlander. The 2010 HL is much more comfortable than the RAV4, but neither one is as comfortable at my 07 HL was. I am very pleased overall with the 2010 HL, though. It is a nice drive.
  • smitbradsmitbrad Posts: 8
    I have a 2010 Limited and there is a creaking noise (like tapping sound) in the dashboard, seems like it is coming from behind the radio, center A/C vents and by the speaker on the drivers side. The noise has become more noticeable this winter and it's starting to drive me crazy! The HL rattles more than the 10 year old Pathfinder that I traded it!!

    I've read under the 2008 posts that some owners have the exact problem but I have not seen any posts saying that they got the problem resolved. Are other 2010 owners experiencing the same problem? Has anyone successfully gotten the problem fixed? I hate to drop it off at the dealer just for them to tell me that this is normal or they could hear the problem.
  • jsmgtjsmgt Posts: 1
    i have a 2011 hylander.. have the same issue with the "creaking" dealer said they couldnt hear it.. was your issue ever resolved??
  • smitbradsmitbrad Posts: 8
    The dealer gave me the same line...they couldn't hear it so there was nothing they could do. So I went there one cold morning and the service manager went on a ride with me and he heard it. They put foam around the speaker grill and that solved one of the clicking noises that I heard. But one cold morning I heard the creaking noise again. I still think it is coming from where the windshield meets the dash.

    It has gotten warm so I haven't heard any noises. Will see what happens this winter.
  • luckysevenluckyseven Posts: 134
    I bought 3/4" grey pipe insulating foam from Home Depot, cut it in half along the length ant tucked it between the windshield and the dash. Looks like it cured most of the creaks. Cost is a about $1
  • jopojojopojo Posts: 1
    I just wanted to add that I own a 2011 Highlander (bought Sept of 2010) and am now selling it because the ROCK HARD seats have messed up my back. Can't drive it longer than an hour a day and have issues. Took it on a long trip all the way to Florida and even though we had 4 different drivers, I drove about 7 hrs myself and was miserable. Toyota needs to "open their eyes and ears" and look at these rock hard seats and listen to the public and put some darn comfortable seats in there!!!! Because the vehicle is such a nice riding SUV, but the seats are by far the hardest seats I've ever sat on in a car and I've owned 8 cars in my lifetime so far!
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