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#8382 of 8984 Re: 2005 Sequoia or Wait for 2006? [baseballmom97]
Nov 28, 2004 (10:10 pm)
The Nissan Armada ? I truly do not know much about this truck except to say that as a former Nissan car owner, I'd expect the engine and chassis to be a good one while the build may not be up to Toyota level... OTOH, GM and Toyota has more years building full-size trucks than Nissan, so take that for whatever it is .... Overall, I'd say that the Armada is way too new on the market to make any real long term prognosis.
Sorry, I don't have much to offer on this one....
ps: Although my '01 Seq SR5 has been flawless through 57K miles (except for the weak front brakes that had to be fixed under warranty due to recall by Toyota), I am looking to trade-out to an LX in the immdeiate future - the wife's wish So, like you I am truck shopping, the difference is I know exactly what I am looking to buy....
#8383 of 8984 Re: 2005 Sequoia or Wait for 2006?
Nov 30, 2004 (3:43 pm)
We own an '03 Sequoia SR5. At that time, it was an easy decision. Adding the Armada to the mix makes it difficult while the '05 refreshing of the Sequoia makes it even more attractive. You can now get heated seats in the SR5 and the Limited now has memory seats and the 5 speed auto gets about 1 mpg better mileage while delivering slightly more power (although towing capacity is not improved).
The Armada has an excellent powertrain and is now in it's second model year. I would definitely test drive the Armada if I were you. If you need to tow something, it may be your best choice with a 9100 lb towing capacity although the Sequoia will handle most small boats and trailers. Big knock on the Armada from what I heard has been that it is loud which is definitely a strong point of the Sequoia. Maybe the QX56 is quieter although much more money I'm sure.
You might want to do more research on the when the re-design is due. I believe what you are seeing on this board is speculation. I remember buying a '97 Civic because I knew the comparable Acura Integra would be due for a re-design in '98 (based on last redesign for the '94 model year)since Honda always re-designed their cars every 4 years (yeah right). The Integra stuck around until '02 I believe.
Dec 01, 2004 (11:02 am)
My husband and I drove an '05 Sequoia today and I really liked it. He wasn't more impressed with it than the Yukon, however ultimately it's my choice since I drive it and the price compares very closely with the Yukon. We found out that Toyota is giving $2000 cash-back to the dealer right now on '04 and possibly '05 as well (probably just on the '05) Does that pretty much mean that we can offer invoice on the car and the dealer really doesn't have to make anything on this??? Hubby thinks I'm wrong but I've been reading Edmunds for awhile and I think this is a fair deal. They make $2000 just for us signing the papers and taking the car off the lot. Also, we have pretty much decided it is worth it for us to lease for 39 months and we come out financially even and get to upgrade to a new one at that time. We definitely need to make the deal first and then get the lease prices off the deal, correct? Thanks!
#8385 of 8984 Re: Sequoia Test-drive [baseballmom97]
Dec 01, 2004 (5:51 pm)
I have just got a "internet price" from a dealer and he said the customer cash incentive is $750 for 05 Sequoia.
I am very much interested to know if $2000 cash-back to the dealer is really true or not? anybody know?
Dec 01, 2004 (6:01 pm)
I don't know if it's "true" because I was told this by the manager of a dealership. I don't know why he would say this if it wasn't true unless this was his way of negotiating with us! I've heard about the $750 cash back to customer too so I'm a bit confused myself. This may just be for the Michigan/Ohio/Kentucky/Etc. region. Anyone????
Dec 02, 2004 (7:43 pm)
I have 2002 sequoia, I want to replace tires with the size 265/75 16. so is it ok to to do that, changing the aspect ratio from 70 to 75?
#8389 of 8984 Re: 2005 Sequoia or Wait for 2006? [baseballmom97]
Dec 05, 2004 (7:54 pm)
we bought a 2004 sr5 sequoia 4x4 this summer. i looked for quite a while.
i read too many horror stories about initial armada probs with fit and finish. looks were odd, liked the power. it also did not come with split fold down rear seats (as compared to expedition).
ultimately since our third row is not used by humans usually (dog often) the ability in the sequoia to slide forward and back creating hatch room for groceries, stroller, stuff i found to be more useful than fold flat (can have stuff and third row for kids/dog. the seats are heavy to slide out, i havent except to put car cover seats on them, but the room is greater when you do this than with fold flats. the 2nd row tumble forward in the sequoia, very easy and convenient but not flat to floor. ( they theoretically can come out too but have to unbolt them- not practical) The sequoia also (2004) does not have full time 4wd/awd but the the limited system has worked great ( im in maine and we have had snow)
i also looked at the durango and was surprised at the level of refinement for dodge- but ultimately found it was just not styled right for me and was a little narrow. reliability i was concerned with as well as resale.
The expedition had the features but it was a little bland and fit and finish bothered me.
I like the tahoe/yukon exterior- its dated but i still find it very stylish. the back 3rd row was awful though (less leg room then sequoia) did not fold or slide back or forward and with them in their was no rear (hatch) room. in the suburban there is no room problem, but it is big. Finally the interiors of both i found so dated that they were personally unexceptable for the money.
Ultimately i have been very satisfied with the sequoia, and i am one to second guess myself.
my last word (as i know i have rambled) for negotiating is to do it online . if there is a rebate to the dealer include it in your invoice calculation against the dealer (subtract it). there was no rebate when i bought mine and i simply offered invoice, got some rude remarks from some dealers, but had 1-2 offers to sell me one. dealers also keep a holdback amount which varies so always ask for invoice at least, if there is a rebate ask for under invoice whatever the rebate is my opinion. i wouldnt wait personally for a 2006.
#8390 of 8984 Re: Why buy limited over SR5 [flyfish4life]
Dec 06, 2004 (5:42 pm)
Can you actually get a TOYOTA dealer to order the exact vehicle? I got a good price now excuses as to delays, why not choose a limited etc and even if order no certain guarantees hence I am not ordering at this point
#8391 of 8984 05 powertrain same as Land Cruiser?
Dec 07, 2004 (6:20 am)
Purchased a new 05 SR5 for the wife, our 1st Toyota. Paid $200 over invoice, loaded with everything except NAV. I found, after researching on this forum/site, you can almost get the same options as the LTD but for $3K less (thanks). I read somewhere on this site that the 05's powertrain is the same as on the LC. Sound accurate?