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You are in the Toyota Sequoia
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8128 of 8984 714cut
May 06, 2004 (9:25 pm)
There is talk of a 5.4L engine. Maybe for the Lexus VX based on the Sequoia platform ? A 288hp/330Ibft doesn't sound right to me. The current 4.7 already pulls 320Ibft, so a tweak to wring out additional 48hp and 10Ibft of torque just won't cut it, IMO. I think your second point is quite right wrt hybrids.
Hybrids are coming to the Toyota Camry by 2006, ditto for the Sequoia and Tundra, so I heard. BUT, the Camry and Sequoia will be due for a redesign by MY2006 (the latter was released in Oct 2000), so maybe expect an engine change or a hybrid version by that time for these two vehicles.
BTW, did you purchase another Seq ?
#8129 of 8984 Wild goose chase...
May 07, 2004 (7:14 am)
I'm betting that Toyota is letting the stellar sales rate of the Prius lead them astray. Many of us have bought the Prius more for the technology and "greenest" rather than power.
I suspect that NO ONE in our "green" class will be at all interested in a new HP race using this technology. For myself, I was considering, seriously, purchasing a hybrid RX on the assumption that the I4 would be used.
Not any more.
Maybe the HL version will use the I4....
#8130 of 8984 Typical discounts???
May 09, 2004 (9:54 am)
How much of a discount should I expect on a new 2wd Seqouia SR5, generally? Typically a domestic buyer, I've been used to the whole rebate thing for years but am starting to think it's time for a higher quality vehicle, even if the price is higher.
I'd probably be looking at a 2wd SR5 with Package #2, stickering at just over $35k. How close to $30k should I be able to get? How hard is it to find a 2wd SR5 in the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia area?
#8132 of 8984 sequoia Lease Expiring
May 09, 2004 (6:31 pm)
I am about to return my 2000 Sequoia after 3 years of Bliss. My kids have been pretty tuff on the car and I am concerned that I will get hammered by Toyota Leasing when I hand the keys over. Any past experience or comments would be greatly appreciated.
#8134 of 8984 Sequoiaman - How Tuff and where?
May 10, 2004 (5:12 am)
Is it just real dirty in and out or dented exterior and torn interior? A good detail shop can do wonders for $150. I saw way back on some of your posts your in a suburb of NYC. Where? I know an excellent detail shop in Farmingdale on Long Island. I saw them take a SERIOUSLY BEAT, FILTHY RX300 and make it look brand new where the dealer put it right on his "off lease" used car lot.
#8135 of 8984 Brake shudder
May 11, 2004 (3:19 pm)
My '01 had the brake TSB done at around 12K miles and now at 36K miles I'm having the dreaded "shudder" when I brake at higher speeds...sounds like the rotors again. I'm about to call for an appt. Is this just the way it is with these big beasts or should I expect better?? Thanks for any advice before I bring it in.
#8136 of 8984 Seqlady
May 11, 2004 (4:02 pm)
That's the way with these big beasts, unfortunately. To help with the lifetime of the rotors and pads, just apply brakes way early, and gently too. I live in some hilly areas, and my brake wear is just unbelievable. Two brake pad changes and one machined rotor service in only 52K miles.
Hope this helps
#8137 of 8984 3 strikes and ....
May 14, 2004 (8:42 pm)
I'm a few miles short of 70K miles on my 2001 Sequoia. Had it in the Toyota dealer for inspection and replacement of all fluids incl diffs. Well got the call -the exhaust manifolds were leaking and that most likely they were cracked. Est for repair -$1650. Although I put a lot of miles on, I did get the brake TSB done right at 36K, but had to pay for 1/2 of the air conditioning compressor fix (big $$) as I was out of warranty when the compresor went kaput. Also I have the rear door latch "fixed" for the third time. Having had to replace the front and rear diff on two previous LCs, I finally might be reaching my breaking point with Toyotas.
Any other high mileage Sequoia's - what else do we have to look forward to.