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#8868 of 8984 Just sold my Sequoia but here are
Oct 10, 2006 (9:26 am)
I had a 2003 2wd SR5 with leather, 3rd row, JBL sound, tow package, etc. It had 64000 miles on it when we sold it to CarMax.
I sold it because I was just given a 2007 GMC Yukon SLT (2wd) as my company vehicle. The Sequoia still had payments left on it and it was just going to sit in the garage most of the time so I decided to sell.
I thought I would leave you with a few details and comments comparing these two vehicles.
In my first 3 weeks of owning the Yukon I have noticed a few things that I think Toyota does better.
1. Space: The Sequoia is much more spacious inside. All seating positions plus the storage area is much bigger.
2. Throttle: Tip in on the Sequoia is fast and it gives you the impression of being faster
3. Engine: The Sequoia engine is so so so smooth even when under Wide Open Throtle. The Yukon is not harsh at all just not as smooth.
4. Armrests. The front buckets on the Yukon don't have built in center armrests
5. Window switches: Yukon does not have auto-up on the front windows
6. Power passenger seat: Yukon does not have a power passenger seat and the drivers seat has a manual recline
7. E-glass: the Sequoia's untinted front windows felt like they reflect heat better than the Yukon
8. Cruise control: The factory cruise control that Tyota uses is perfect in my opinion especially placed at the 4 o'clock position
9. 6 cd changer: Yukon's is bloody slow
10. The ride of the Yukon is awesome, and I like it much better than the Sequoia.
11. The HVAC controls on the Yukon are too small and not intuitive. Round dials like in the sequoia are the best for these functions.
12. Rear Glass that rolls into the tailgate on the Sequoia is really nice and much better than the flip up glass.
13. Center console is bigger in the Sequoia
14. Yukon is much quieter
15. Yukon has better fuel efficiency. On identical routes the Sequoia would yield 14.5 and the Yukon 16.5. On the highway the Sequoia would top out at 16.5. The Yukon will give me 19 on the highway.
16. Door handles on the Yukon are nicer and more substantial
17. Leather seats on the Yukon are high quality. So are the Sequoia's but they are slippery.
18. Overall Looks of the Sequoia was more attractive in my opinion.
19. On-Star is awesome! I would whole heartedly reccommend it.
I'm happy with my Yukon and more happy that it is free but the Sequoia is a very competitive vehicle in this segment.
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#8870 of 8984 Engine Sludge ?
Oct 22, 2006 (8:19 am)
I own a Toyota SUV, V8 4.7L, and has mileage of 30K. I have routine oil change at 3,750 miles.
The service center tells me that I should pay ~$310 , just to flush the engine and fuel system. They will also charge me the other regular 30K services for about $410.
Do I need to do this kind of service? any recommendation?
Oct 24, 2006 (10:39 pm)
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Nov 12, 2006 (3:53 pm)
#8873 of 8984 Who has the highest mileage Sequoia?
Dec 16, 2006 (8:02 am)
2001 4x4 SR5 here with 81,000 miles, so I'm not really a contender.
The truck has had the brake recall along with muffler, transfer case, and skid control computer replacements. I'm thinking it's probably good for a lot more miles unless some sensor starts acting up. Using full synthetic in engine/trans/differentials.
Anybody got 120k+ on theirs?
#8874 of 8984 Re: Reopened! [tidester]
Dec 16, 2006 (9:53 am)
Mine had 110K. I say "had" because I got rid of it when the VSC system activated for no reason on an interstate at 70 mph and could have killed me! It activated again on my way to the dealer. I left it there and traded it in for a new sequoia. I hope this one is better. I had no choice but to get another Toyota. No other dealer would have given me as much in trade or as much off a new vehicle. This problem was reported to Toyota and NHSTA. Toyota said "not our problem" and have not heard from NHSTA (not sure that I got those letters right).
#8875 of 8984 Re: Who has the highest mileage Sequoia? [minuteman26]
Dec 16, 2006 (11:50 am)
I did some looking on different forums including Edmunds and others. What I am getting is that VSC systems are a potential problem on *all* makes and models that have them. Doesn't matter if you have Toyota, Honda, or whatever. Once the vehicle gets some miles and years on it, the systems start acting up. I looked at the Accura MDX until I read the same thing happening to it that happened with your Sequoia. Brakes come on uncommanded! Then I went to look at the Lexus models. More brake issues. I think somebody needs to do a better design job making these things failsafe. It isn't the engine or transmission that is the typical failure mode anymore. And, sadly, there are several more failure modes now.
By the way, before yours malfunctioned on you the first time, did you get any warning with lights a few days earlier, or at the actual onset of the problem?
So, what to do? For now, I'm just ornery enough to keep driving this thing with its new skid control computer, hoping the new part number they put in has some better logic in it.
#8876 of 8984 Re: Who has the highest mileage Sequoia? [minuteman26]
Dec 18, 2006 (7:25 am)
2001 limited with 128,000 miles
#8877 of 8984 Re: Who has the highest mileage Sequoia? [minuteman26]
Dec 18, 2006 (9:15 am)
Yes, we did have trouble with the lights coming on before the total malfunction. About a year ago, the VSC system did activate for the right reasons and stopped us from a roll over. After a service, one of which was tire rotation, the dealer did not tighten our lug nuts completely. On a road trip, one of the wheel studs broke completely off. The VSC system functioned as it should have and saved us from a possible rollover. The VSC lights came on about 8 months later and stayed on. We were on a trip from CT to SC. The lights went off on there own when we arrived. The next time we drove, the lights came on with a total system malfunction. Took it to SC dealer and was told it was just a sensor malfunction. Told it was safe to drive back and address the sensor with our CT dealer. They were completely wrong. Every time we would stop, the lights would go out and then come back on when we set out again, but no VSC activation. On our last stop in PA is when the lights did not come back on right away. We were suspicious and sure enough, when the lights came on about 2 miles later, the system went into full activation on I-81 at 70 mph. We were lucky to get off the road. Thank God we were in the right lane still.
I see people post that they disconnect the battery to stop the lights from coming. I urge people not to do that. Have it checked out! Although, that did not help us since the dealer had no clue what could happen.