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First New Car! (4)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 by , under ,

Yes, our first new car! We're still very very excited.

It's a 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport Edition, much bigger than our old Camry, definitely a plus when we need to haul something big.

Amazingly the Highlander is not as much a gas guzzler as I thought it will be. It's rated for 18mpg(miles per gallon) in the city and 24mpg on the highway. When we go to San Antonio over the weekend we observed 24.5mpg on the highway and 21mpg with city and highway combined, not bad for a SUV.

Things we like about our new car:
- 3rd-row seat (7 passengers total)
- backup camera
- power rear door
- automatic climate control
- 2nd-row seat center stow (interchangeable and removable)
- 19 inch wheel
- 7 airbags (holy cow!)

Things we would like to have in our new car:
- navigational system ($2500 option is a bit too much, I'm cheap)
- leather seats (yeah, too much again)
- split 3rd-row seat (Toyota engineer, what were you thinking? Honda has it!)

Our New Highlander
Look at that new paint shine!

Our New Highlander
The dealer still owe us a runner board(side step) which will be installed once the parts arrived. I think it will look better with the runner board.

Backup Camera
Itty bitty backup camera, can you see where is it?



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4 Reply to "First New Car!"

Petite Tish on July 3, 2008 at 9:32 AM

雖然已經跟你講過,可是還是要講:車子很酷,讓人太羨慕啦!你的車子很省油呢,我們那輛1.8的,用油量可重了,差不多就你這部這樣,美國車真是沒用。

 

Colin Woon on July 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Really?! A 1.8L matching the gas consumption of a 3.5L?! Wow! Amazing!

 

S J Woon on July 23, 2008 at 7:12 PM

nice car excellent picts to show it!!! now you need to find a model to photography on... er hmm... to get a sense of scale...

 

Colin Woon on July 23, 2008 at 9:16 PM

The sense of scale...hahaha...good one!

 

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