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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8490 of 8984 New to the Sequoia Family
Feb 07, 2005 (2:02 pm)
I just bought a 2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 (2wd) with all the options except a sunroof and heated seats. It had 43,000+ miles on it.
So far a very very nice vehicle. We took it on a road trip this weekend and averaged about 17.5 mpg on the highway at speeds of ~70+ mph. We got about 15.5 mpg in a mix of suburban and city driving (Houston). Is this consistant with everyone elses experience? The trip computer seems to read about 1-2 mpg high.
We did have our VSC computer replaced by the selling dealer for a cost of $1558. They offered a 3 month 3000 miles full warranty on all their used vehicles and they had to eat the cost.
We originally considered a Tahoe, Yukon, and Navigator. I'm glad we ended up with the Sequoia.
Extended warranties, any opinions?
#8491 of 8984 Re: New to the Sequoia Family [aggie1995]
Feb 07, 2005 (5:18 pm)
What did you pay for this vehicle ?
#8492 of 8984 Re: SEQ '05 Limited Wood Trim [saks]
Feb 07, 2005 (8:50 pm)
I have a 2005 Seq. Ltd. 2WD w/Nav & Rear DVD and the LX package. The wood comes standard with that package. Just call the dealer and advise them that you won't be paying for any wood applique since you know it's a standard equipment feature of the LX package.
#8493 of 8984 Re: New to the Sequoia Family [oac]
Feb 08, 2005 (5:41 am)
Somewhere between $23.5k and $24.5k. This is a range because I had a trade in and the range that Terry on the Real-World-Trade-In-Values board gave me for my 2002 CR-V EX was between $13.5k and $14.5k. I paid a difference of $10,000.
The paperwork said that my trade-in was $14,135 and the Sequoia was $24,135. Those are just numbers that can be played anyway you want it.
I'm very happy with my deal. Please don't tell me that I paid too much, because I don't think I want to know
#8494 of 8984 Toyota Extra Care Warranty - Gold Coverage
Feb 08, 2005 (5:44 am)
Any opinions on the Gold Coverage of the Toyota Extra-Care Warranty? I can buy the $0 deductible for $1080. It does exclude many things from the platinum warranty. Is this worth it?
#8495 of 8984 Re: Toyota Extra Care Warranty - Gold Coverage [aggie1995]
Feb 08, 2005 (6:36 am)
My advice is to call several area dealerships. I ended up getting the platinum for around $915 or so plus tax. That price sounds high for lesser coverage. In my search, I found two dealerships that would do the platinum at $100 over for my 2001 SR5 4WD with all options. This was a couple of years ago, so there probably have been some modest price increases since.
#8496 of 8984 Re: Toyota Extra Care Warranty - Gold Coverage [flyfish4life]
Feb 08, 2005 (8:04 am)
My vehicle is no longer in the factory 3/36 warranty period, so a platinum warranty is not even offered. The best I can get from Toyota is a Gold warranty.
#8497 of 8984 Re: New to the Sequoia Family [aggie1995]
Feb 08, 2005 (10:09 am)
Thanks, aggie1995. I do appreciate your response.
I am planning to buy an LX470 and wondering what my trade-in value on my 2001 SR5 2WD w/60K miles will be at. Terry gave me a ball-park in the low low $17K for dealer trade-in value. Of course he counselled selling it myself for about $20K-ish. So yours gave me additional number to work with.
#8498 of 8984 Re: SEQ '05 Limited Wood Trim [ibmindless]
Feb 08, 2005 (12:27 pm)
Thanks for confirming this. Your package sounds like what we are looking for (except the DVD). We are planning on having one installed after market. I've heard you can't run the Nav and a movie at the same time. Is this correct?
How much was your price, if you don't mind me asking?
#8499 of 8984 Re: New to the Sequoia Family [oac]
Feb 09, 2005 (6:26 am)
OAC - came close to trading my '01 SR5 4WD (sunroof, 6CD, leather, etc.) in August 2004. At the time, I had 78K miles on it and the best I could get on trade-in was $17,500, which I thought was about $2,000 short. If the vehicle is in good shape and you have pretty good service records, etc., selling thru the paper may not be a bad way to go, expecially since your miles are fairly low. I would run the trade-in value on KBB.com and rate it good, then excellent condition. The average of those two values should be a decent indicator of what they might eventually accept on the trade. Don't be surprised if the dealer trys to low ball starting just under good, though.