Hi There, newb here and not yet a Toyota owner.
Wife and I with new child are in desperate search for a reliable used Mid-size SUV. We've been debating between the Pilot, Outlander, Santa Fe and of course the Highlander.
We want Japanese reliability - our current GM SAAB is a real lemon and we need an A/4WD car thats not in the shop every 6 weeks.
Never being Toyota owners, we're skeptical with recent quality control issues..although we understand its mostly Media-hyped nonsense.
Are Toyota's, specifically the Highlander as rock solid as the well-known rumors claim? I know at the end of the day its the luck of the draw and I don't mind the odd repair as long as it doesn't come back.
Consumer Reports praise the vehicles we're looking at but it seems fairly Japanese biased.
Make sure you go with a Japanese made , the vin # start with a J meaning there made in japan, if i was u i go with a 06 and up toyota 4 runner, theyll go over 200000 no problem,
do some search on a 4 runner, U'll be happy