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Old 04-22-2014, 07:34 AM
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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

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...Also, I like the idea of having the air suspension because at some point I'll be doing some beach driving. Our wants and needs vary greatly but I do think both vehicles are excellent choices.
So I can't go on the beach in my coil spring suspension
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:46 AM
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Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

Sure you can. But I don't think there's any question as to which vehicle is superior when off road(jeep GC vs highlander)

If we are talking jeep air suspension vs jeep coil spring both are good. One is better though. I've owned both and from my experience I prefer more ground clearance vs less.

Again, both are good. But one offers more than the other.

By the way, I've seen a Toyota corolla driven on the beach before, wonder what kind of suspension it has? The point is, lots of things work, some just work better than others.


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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

About 2 month ago I was in same boat picking new car. It was between 14 JGC, 14 Durango, and 14 Highlander. Our Infiniti FX35 lease was coming to the end so you have an idea where i'm coming from.
We need only one car and drive it 50/50 between me and my wife. We have 2 kids.

From the get go I was leaning toward JGC.

We first went to see and test drive Durango and JGC.
Wife liked idea of 3rd row in Durango but after test drive she felt it was too big for her and she would have tough time parking (Brooklyn NY parallel parking only 90% in tight spots). Next was JGC and she said it was just like FX only taller with much better visibility all around.

Next we went to see Highlander. We walked into showroom and i steered her towards Highlander. We approached it from the rear side, "i'm not driving a minivan" were exact words that came out of her mouth. When she saw the front (which i actually don't mind) i knew she was done. Yes looks are subjective, but as she put it "I will not be seen in this t...d"...
We still test drove it, and the ride was nice and everything was where it should be. It just felt typical toyota = boring.

We both like interior and all the gizmos of JGC, we both techies so it was fight who plays with uConnect first and who's phone gets paired first... etc... in Highlander its was more like "yawn... crickets... crickets..."
Also if last winter was preview of whats to come in NYC, I predict JGC will fare much better.

We ended up with 14 JGC v6 Limited which was actually cheapest of the bunch with comparable options.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:40 PM
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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

In my opinion, today's Toyotas are the automotive equivalent of appliances. They get you from Point A to Point B without (too much) trouble, but they have utilitarian "style" and are not that much fun to drive.

They are cars for people who don't care about cars.

(and I say that as a former 4Runner owner, back when the 4Runners were actually good looking -- 2000 or so).
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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

Thanks for all the useful information guys I appreciate it. Without digging too deep into the "how much you paid" threads, off the top of your head what would be an excellent price to pay for a new Overland V6 4wd with advanced technology package? Are they right around 40 even before fees and taxes and stuff? Im in the Chicago area so there are endless amounts of dealers everywhere so prices are very competitive.
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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

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Thanks for all the useful information guys I appreciate it. Without digging too deep into the "how much you paid" threads, off the top of your head what would be an excellent price to pay for a new Overland V6 4wd with advanced technology package? Are they right around 40 even before fees and taxes and stuff? Im in the Chicago area so there are endless amounts of dealers everywhere so prices are very competitive.

I'm not sure on prices but I have heard a lot of people were happy with Zeigler.. I myself went to Sherman in Skokie but probably should have shopped around.


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Thanks for all the useful information guys I appreciate it. Without digging too deep into the "how much you paid" threads, off the top of your head what would be an excellent price to pay for a new Overland V6 4wd with advanced technology package? Are they right around 40 even before fees and taxes and stuff? Im in the Chicago area so there are endless amounts of dealers everywhere so prices are very competitive.
Quick ballpark I would say the best you can do on that build is about $43,500.
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Thanks for all the useful information guys I appreciate it. Without digging too deep into the "how much you paid" threads, off the top of your head what would be an excellent price to pay for a new Overland V6 4wd with advanced technology package? Are they right around 40 even before fees and taxes and stuff? Im in the Chicago area so there are endless amounts of dealers everywhere so prices are very competitive.

I sent you a private message.
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Re: Anyone consider the new 2014 Toyota Highlander?

My wife and I looked at them and drove them..a limited and a Platinum with all the toys. It does have some nice features like the adjustable fore and aft Captain's chairs and rear window hatch. The storage shelf is also nice though we found the gauges and overall tech behind the Durango/JGC. The 3rd row is for children only. I could not fit in the back at 6'2" which I can in my 2001 Durango and the 2014 Durango.
Overall we found the features and quality very good but just a tab behind the Durango and another step down from the JGC.
I felt it seemed a little lethargic and when stepped on I also noticed torque steer in the wheel despite being AWD. Apparently it is a FWD heavy performer with the rear only coming into play when there is slippage. It bothered me as I much prefer the feel of a RWD vehicle, but my wife did not notice this. She felt it drove fine, but thought it was down on power compared to our Durango or even the V6 Durango we drove right before. The 8 speed trans also shifts better IMO compared to the Toyota 6speed in the Highlander. It is quiet and is a nice size, about equal to the 1st gen Durango, but quite a bit smaller than the 14 Durango, so I can see the appeal to women and my kids found it easier to get in and out of than the Durango.
The Highlander limited seems a good buy to me given the features and price tag of about $37K.
I found the Platinum too pricey and at that point the JGC or Durango Citadel makes more sense. Actually we ended up deciding on the Citadel Durango due to the additional towing capacity and room.
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did i get lost? is this toyotagarage.org?
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