"I have owned 10 cars/vans/trucks and a motorcycle and driven countless other vehicles in my 50 years with drivers license. I have never owned a more comfortable, functional, adaptable, and reliable vehicle than my 2002 Highlander. It has lived in a garage every night for almost 18 years now of daily driving, and it now has 245,000 miles. It still looks almost new including most of the interior, although the original vinyl drivers seat is starting to show wear. It is a constant source of amazement that it has had almost nothing go wrong with it over 18 years, other than standard wear and tear items. Every time I buy a new set of brakes and tires I believe that is the last set I will need for the car before its demise, but it keeps purring and never produces a significant repair issue. I replaced the timing belt prophylactically at the suggested time (125k miles?) and now at 245k I am thinking I should replace it again, though the car is running perfectly. I can not bring myself to purchase a new vehicle when this one keeps running so smoothly, still looks contemporary and even new-ish, and is so minimal cost to maintain.
This Toyota Highlander is an amazing vehicle. I will be very hard pressed not to purchase another Highlander whenever this one does give out. For now, it keeps running perfectly."