Amazing highlander from Toyota.
This highlander hybrid was purchased recently and was 10 years old when purchased. The 2008 model was my top choice because it was the last year this car was actually made in japan. The motor, style, and interior leather seats are of very high quality. Even down to the stitching on the seats, this model is luxurious. The one downside is that I worry that the hybrid battery will not last long. It can be very expensive to replace. My mechanic told me the average life span is 10 years. Well we're at 10 years. So far it is been great. No problems. Toyota mechanics say they rarely see these hybrids coming in for service. At 10 years old, I do not think I am getting the gas mileage that you'd get from a newer model. I do mostly city driving and can go, at max, about 230 miles on a tank. We've only taken one highway trip so far and I got about 300 miles on a tank. Other than those things, I love this vehicle. The 3rd row seat is small but nice to have in a pinch. I do not personally need it that much. Lots of trunk space. Good looking vehicle. Runs smooth and quiet.