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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8713 of 8984 Hello Toyotatoys
Nov 13, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Hi toyotatoys, nice to hear from you too. Good to see some of us still drop in and post from time to time. What's up with this post: ????????????
1.WAY UNDERPOWERED COMPARED TO THE AMERICAN UTES.
3.UGLY EXTERIOR AS WELL AS INTERIOR.
4.ITS A TOYOTA
5.TO EXPENSIVE FOR NOT THAT GREAT OF A CAR
1. UMMM.. YUKON/TAHOE ARE BETTER HAHAHA
Way under powered? Hardly!!!!
Over Weight: Compared to What? A smaller US made Sport Ute, perhaps
Ugly Exteriorand interior: Your opinion. Not many would agree with that.Your loosing credibility here. Mine: Ugly exterior Buick Rondevous, Pontiac Aztec. Lets be fair, Will Ya!
Its a Toyota: Right. So that means to me and most people, better quality and reliability. I suppose listing that as a Con for you shows only that you dislike a well engineered Sport Ute. Better engineered than the Yukon or Tahoe!!!!!
To expesive for not that great of a car? Toyota Sequoia Ltd - 46,705, GMC Yukon XL - 50,405, Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - 47,335, Chevy Tahoe LT - 48,175, GMC Yukon SLT -48,835. The G.M. giveaways are over with!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and Yukon and Tahoe are better? Really? How so?
According to Consumer Reports buying Guide 2006, Sequoia LTD is the ONLY one rated with a Very Good Predicted Reliability listed in the Large Sport Utility Vehicle category. GMC Yukon XL rated Average, Ford Expedition rated Poor, Tahoe rated - Average.
The Employee Discounts are over with! G.M is laying off people while Toyota has gained a larger piece of the automoive pie. Well, I guess a lot ofpeople just plain like those underpowered, overweight, ugly Sequoias after all bigo!!!
Nov 14, 2005 (5:18 pm)
This is funny that all of us with 01 sequoias are looking for the same things. My battery is not dead even though it has been abused a few times by my wife leaving interior lights on. I think 4 years and 100,000 miles are enough for a battery, after all we don't wait to buy new tires until they are all flat.
Made in Mexico should not be a problem as a lot of the seq parts are made their.
#8715 of 8984 Re: Hello Toyotatoys [fanman8]
Nov 14, 2005 (9:46 pm)
Yes, we the 01 SEQs are still around. I really don't think that post 8705 is even worth answering. Three reasons:
1. That person is obviously ignorant, and I refuse to go down to that level.
2. I AM very biased myself. I just bought my 9th Toyota in a row last month, an 06 Solara for my wife.
3. I am "cheap" and I am not into the horsepower issues.
I buy the low end of a particular model, provided it has the options I want (and ONLY the options I want). Limited is something for somebody to pay for, and I have no issues with that. Also, one reason I liked the Sequoia is because it had the SMALLEST V8 available for an 8-seater, full-sized SUV at that time. The MDX had a smaller 6-cylinder SUV, but it only seats 7 and I wanted a truck-based SUV. I also have no issues with people who need 7-liter motors to tow their house. In almost 5 years I owned the SEQ and 80K piled into it, I NEVER had a situation where I wished I had more horsepower. I prefer the torque.
To me the bottom line is whether we are happy with our purchase or not, and I have yet to be disappointed with any of my 9 Toyotas (including 1 Lexus). For guidance, yes, I am also a big Consumer Reports disciple.
#8716 of 8984 Re: 2001 Sequoia Limited - Largest Tire Size? [el_madmaster]
Nov 15, 2005 (1:45 am)
I have 285 75 BFG KO's on my Sequoia and they fit quite well. Not only that, but this truck will go through just about anything with these tires be it mud or snow. Here's some pictures so you can see how these tires look, don't mind the mud http://photobucket.com/albums/v98/bp3959/. I've put almost 40k miles on these tires and they still have excellent tread left on them. They didn't degrade the ride at all and are not loud like you'd expect from all-terrain tires.
Last winter I actually tried to get stuck in the snow, found a snowdrift that was several feet high covering the entire road and actually had a car buried up to it's roof in it. Drove right through it with no issues at all, love the Sequoia 4wd system. When I was done playing in the snow a pickup truck came along, with a lift and nice tires. When he went through the drift he decided to drive in my tracks
Btw, BF Goodrich tires are made by Michelin
Nov 15, 2005 (11:27 pm)
I have an '05 Sequioa. Does anyone know where I can get xenon lights for the headlights and fog lights? Thanks.
#8718 of 8984 Re: battery [folsom33]
Nov 16, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Changed mine out at 98K - good thing b/c my local guy said it didn't even register on the meter. Its never convenient when the battery goes dead.
#8719 of 8984 Re: Xenon Headlights [grossanatomy]
Nov 16, 2005 (11:50 pm)
I got mine from my cousin who has a store in VA. The company is called Polarion Lighting. I only did my headlights. They are so bright I don't even use my foglights. I suggest don't wste the money on the fog lights.
#8720 of 8984 Re: Interior door latch handles, cracking/breaking [ohioseq]
Nov 19, 2005 (10:40 am)
I too have an 03 Sequoia and My Right Front Passenger Door Handle Cracked. I superglued and it was ok but looked bad.
I Have the Platinum Warranty BUT much To My surprise, it Doesn't Cover Door Handles, listed on Page 2 of Exclusions!
I had taken it in for a rear window motor replacement, which was covered. But the dealership had ordered the new door handle in, and installed it before calling Toyota!
Because I have most all my service done at this dealership,
they told me to forget about it, they absorbed the cost!
Good thing too because the handle and install was $150.
The Service Manager told me they have had several of these handles break on the Sequoias and Tacoma Trucks, and believes a Service Bulletin Should Be Issued On Them!
Nov 20, 2005 (7:30 pm)
This is my first visit in a while...noticed you had a similar situation to mine. Bought my wife a new 2003 Avalon and recently the battery died. Meanwhile, my 2001 Sequoia motors on at 70k and five years on the original battery. Go figure. I think the Avalons had a bad batch of batteries and the Sequoias obviously had a bunch of good ones. Have used Mobil synthetic oil since new, and am getting 16-17 actual miles a gallon on 87 octane regular in mixed driving...up to 19 on the road. The mileage meter says more, of course. Verrry happy with the truck and don't intend to trade anytime soon.
#8722 of 8984 Re: Fanman's batteries [minuteman26]
Nov 20, 2005 (8:09 pm)
Welcome back fanman. Performance wise, we have identical numbers on my 01 SEQ. I also use fully synthetic Mobil 1. What is am curious about is how often the transmission fluid have to be changed. I changed mine at 1500 miles (yes, the number is correct) into a fully synthetic oil (Mobil, but I forgot the number), but have never changed since (now at 81K). I keep on postponing it.