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#8053 of 8984 Toyota Quality
Mar 21, 2004 (10:37 am)
As a owner of a number of Toyotas, I feel pretty
qualified to comment on Toyota quality. I now have
a 2002 Sequoia with 16,000 miles (26,000 km) on the
odometer as well as a 1996 4-Runner with 70,000 miles (111,000 km). I have replaced the following
(non-routine maintence items on each vehicle)
4-Runner: Front brake pads at 102,000km
Rear coil springs (by TSB)
Head Gasket (by TSB)
All 4 shocks (with Bilsteins)
Rear door plastic sill plates
Sequoia: Stereo system (rear speaker buzz)
Front brake pads and rotors (warped)
Antenna and motor (grinding)
Plastic door for rear compartment
I also had the vehicle in the service department on 4 separate occasions during the first year because it would not start in weather
colder than about 5 degrees C (40 degrees F). I love my Sequoia but
the quality is certainly poorer than that of my 4-Runner
Mar 22, 2004 (10:39 pm)
I notice that the SR5 versions do not have rear climate controls. Is this true, and if so, does it get hot or cool enough back there in the summer and winter months. Thinking about purchasing from Carmax where the vehicle is listed under invoice
Mar 23, 2004 (5:58 am)
Hmmm....my 2002 SR5 Sequoia has the rear climate control. I believe it was listed as an option, but I've yet to see ANY Sequoia without the rear climate control.
#8056 of 8984 Rear heat/ A/C controls
Mar 23, 2004 (10:05 am)
We have a 2003 SR5 that has both the rear controls and a rear A/C unit by the third row seats. All of the Sequoias we looked at had these features. We like the ability to control all temp settings from the front or let the 2nd row adjust their own. (Especially when traveling with another couple the folks in front don't have to sweat bullets so the wives are warm enough and vice versa)
Mar 23, 2004 (1:24 pm)
My 2004 SR5 has rear climate controls also. Might want to question your info sources.
#8058 of 8984 Stuff you can't get on the SR5
Mar 23, 2004 (4:29 pm)
I believe there are only a handful of options you can't get on the SR5 as options.
Power retractable mirrors
Heated seats (got ours after market)
1-tone paint (unless you get silver)
The problem, however is that you won't find any SR5s with every available option. If they built them that way, they wouldn't sell very many Limited models. If you want to order an SR5, there is a hard-limit to the number of options you can choose. I don't know what that number is, but it's like 80% of the total or something like that. On top of that, it can take a very long time to receive your order.
#8059 of 8984 thanks for the help
Mar 23, 2004 (10:34 pm)
everyone. I was just looking at the brochure. I think I was just getting mixed up. I think I was loking at the automatic rear climate controls. I'm going to the dealers today.
Mar 25, 2004 (10:45 am)
Anyone heard or seen any confirmation of engine (5.5 ltr)or body changes. All I hear are rumors.
#8061 of 8984 Power rear window
Mar 25, 2004 (11:00 am)
Using the remote, you can only put the window down? Shouldn't you be able to put it up as well?
Mar 25, 2004 (11:08 pm)
I finally went to 2 dealers today and got horrible service. When I went to the first dealer, (toyota of Bowie), I told the salesman that I wanted to look at a 4Runner with a 3rd row seat. He pointed to a few 4Runners and told me to take a look for myself and maybe one will be open for me to take a look. If not come back and look for him. After looking myself I left. The second dealer, (Darcars Toyota) had noone there to help me. I walked around the lot with no help, eventually I left. I don't know if it was the two dealers or that I'm just used to better service(last 2 cars I bought was a Lexus and BMW). Anyways, after looking at the 4Runner, there is no room back there with a 3rd row seat. I'm gonna get a Sequoia, juust havve to find a good dealer.
By the way...Carmax has the Sequoia under invoice, are there incentives or rebates or are there other "tack on" items when I get there. Anyone gotten a car from Carmax? Thanks