Long lasting car! Great size.
2003 Toyota Highlander Base
This car has been in my family since we bought it in 2003. It was owned by my mom for the first few years. It was then passed down to my brother, and a few years later passed down to me. It is such a great car. We have around 160,000 miles on it right now and its 16 years old. It has been on many road trips. It currently takes trips to and from New Jersey to Vermont still every year to this day. There really isn't too much to complain about. We got the 4 wheel drive and 6 cylinder engine. We have, however, had to do some work on it more recently with it getting so old and taking 6 hour drives up to Vermont. We have had to change a few of the belts and the sensors that set of the check engine light. Specifically, when we turn on the heat or air conditioning, it will set off a loud screech. It will stop screeching when you turn them off, and if the car has been on for a few minutes before you turn it on, this doesn't happen! Also, this seems to be an easy and relatively inexpensive fix, but we've had to fix it twice. Very recently we had to replace the battery, and some other smaller things. Yet, we have never had to do any major work on it, and trust me my brother and I have banged it up a bit for sure. It' still drives on! Great car. It has been through a lot and is very long lasting. It is a perfect size for an active life and has racks on the roof for skis and kayaks and stuff like that. I would definitely recommend this car.