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2008 Toyota Highlander



  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    I agree. Significant other induced claustrophobia is death on any relationship. :)
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    That's a bizarre oath, IMO. A good 4 cylinder provides the power, acceleration, and refinement of yesterday's sixes. Reference Nissan's revised 180 horse 2.5L in the Altima, as perhaps the best example.

    And, the CR-V's 166 horses and 5 speed auto do quite well, in the low 9s to 60. To each their own, certainly, but to write off 4s in a blanket statement... doesn't seem fair.

    Which 4 did you own that was so awful?

  • toyotagaltoyotagal Posts: 215
    I give up and must admit that I am irrationally prejudiced.

    But I love the V-6s when I enter the onramp to the freeways. Also I do like the sound of a V-6s deeper stronger sounding engine at my disposal. Vs. a noiser, higher pitched 4. And when passing as well.

    So as I said completely irrational.

    Perhaps I should go for a Yaris with the recent price of gas etc.....................Whatcha think rational guy?
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Come on,man! Cars are affairs of the heart! 'Sides I think my Accord V6 is less stressed pulling my small bass boat than was my I4.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    Cars are affairs of the heart... to an extent, yes. But that was not my point.

    toyotagal - As long as you admit it ;)

  • tinatinatinatina Posts: 388
    Any news yet on pricing for the 2008 Highlander other than the info from

    My only concern is the fuel economy - no significant change per Toyota. If the vehicle weighs more - there's a possibility that the economy is just the same or even worse. Very disappointing.

    I actually like the Pilot better than the current Highlander (unsure of the 2008 Highlander) - but the width of the Pilot is too much for my narrow garage in foggy SF.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Maybe a CRV will fit?
  • tomdtomd Posts: 87
    Be carefull about jumping to conclusions about mileage. All 2008 models are supposed to be using the new EPA rating methods so if Toyota says that the mileage is unchanged, they might mean that the advertised numbers are the same but if this is true, the 08 HL might actually get much better real world mileage than the 07. I saw an article stating that some 08 model cars could see a 20% or more decrease in the published numbers for the same car so if the 08 HL is going to have the same numbers it would seem that actual mileage should be better than the current generation HL.
  • toyotagaltoyotagal Posts: 215
    IMO if in fact the new Highlander were going to get better gas mileage with a bigger, heavier vehicle don't you think they would be touting that?
  • tinatinatinatina Posts: 388

    That would seem logical to me. I only cited what was in the press release about no substantial increase. (Just my opinion, the press release is not very clear about this matter and whether there really is a weight gain across all models.) However, if true, this seems a bit disappointing since gasoline prices are now over $3.00 here in N. Cali. One station had premium for over $4 today.

    Neither the CRV nor the Rav would work for me, and I really want to compare it the new Highlander.
  • rblelandrbleland Posts: 312
    Way too early to know for sure. Toyota may be quiet about such things as they are not yet promoting the new HL as it is not yet available to buy.

    Jumping to conclusions on fuel economy numbers at this stage is foolish.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Nobody is jumping to conclusions re fuel economy. Is it our fault that we can add 2+2 and obtain 4. You should try it. Throw away those bead boards.
  • rblelandrbleland Posts: 312
    What's your problem, blufz, bad day?? Geez.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    "There you go,again." Not my bad day,yours? :)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Is it our fault that we can add 2+2 and obtain 4.

    Lucky guess! :)

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • toyotagaltoyotagal Posts: 215
    I thought the original thought was that they would begin taking orders in March? With them hitting the show rooms in May and delivery in July. Have those dates been moved?

    If they are in fact taking orders for 2008 Highlanders it would behoove them to have some numbers on the gasoline mileage available.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Just call me lucky,lucky,lucky. :)
  • roho1roho1 Posts: 317
    Is it our fault that we can add 2+2 and obtain 4. Hmm...................since your only speculating here it's really 2x + x = 3x, or x + y = z :)
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Thanks! I always do my own math.
  • bigred12bigred12 Posts: 12
    I was told by a dealer today that Toyota has pushed back the release of the redesigned Highlander to Spring 2008, calling it the 2009 model. So the 2007 model will continue to be produced as the 2008 model, probably with no changes. Has anyone else heard anything about this?
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