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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8910 of 8984 Re: Buy 2004 Sequoia at Lease End? [baseballmom97]
Oct 13, 2007 (4:13 pm)
I am not sure which model Sequoia you have now. You can buy a 2007 Limited for about $35k base. We just bought a loaded one that listed for almost $52k for $41k. That price on your 2004 seems high to me with what needs to be done. The price of gas has shot the big SUVs down here. Lots of Toyota dealers willing to go way under invoice to move big SUVs and PU trucks. I like mine except the NAV.
#8911 of 8984 Sequoia NAV less than acceptable
Oct 13, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2007 Sequoia with NAV. I find it very poor on giving directions. I have put in several known places that are long established roads, this NAV does not route even close to the best routes. It would have taken me 6 miles out of the way to my brother in laws place today. It gives 3 routes. The shortest was on a dirt road that is gated forest service land. Been closed for years. This may be acceptable in some locations, not San Diego county so far. It has all the road names correct and the GPS tracks fine. It just does not do an acceptable job finding a good route. At this point I am sorry I bought the limited with NAV.
#8912 of 8984 Toyota Sequoia 2001
Oct 19, 2007 (6:40 am)
79,000 miles and as others - Gas Gauge stopped working 300.00 for it, the back latch broke 300.00 for it, Check Engine not that simple 600.00 for that, and now at this 79,000 miles the electric locks unlock if I make quick right turns. Along with this the open door flashes if bumpy road and one last thing happened twice and thank god went off. That security key that flashes- in the wee hours horn started and lights flickered for no apparent reason and then stopped???? (do not have remote for this model?)
Any suggestions or others with cost on this?
Oct 19, 2007 (7:22 am)
I can't believe the new Sequoia is not going to be available till Dec 2007 or Jan 2008. They have already introduced the Tundra and now I see that the 2008 Land Cruiser is out. I would think toyota would have done it the otherway around being that the Sequoia is more popular IMO.
Oct 20, 2007 (11:48 am)
I am a High School student and looking for my first car. I want something reliable and with 4WD, in central New York you get a lot of snow. I haved looked at many suv's, I dont like the rav-4, 4runner (before 2003), and Highlander. I like the Sequoia and Land Cruiser although the Land Cruiser is to expensive. My budget is $16,000. Does anybody have any suggestions.
#8915 of 8984 Re: First Car [carlover20]
Oct 20, 2007 (6:04 pm)
You are probably stuck buying a 4-6 year old Sequoia or Land cruiser. Normally they hold their value pretty well. With the high price of gas you can find people that just want out and get a bargain. Have it all checked out by a good mechanic. Especially if there is no warranty left. Good luck.
#8916 of 8984 Re: First Car [carlover20]
Oct 20, 2007 (8:38 pm)
How about a brand new Subaru Impreza??? All Subaru's have all-wheel drive and usually nothing is more reliable than a new vehicle. If you're under 18, a parent would probably co-sign since you already have 80% of the money anyway. Or, just lease for two-to-three years and you'll have money left over provided you keep the mileage low.
Last but least, consider snow tires. 4WD or all-wheel drive help, but snow tires are what keep you planted to the roadway during the snow and ice season no matter what you drive. Tire Rack can help you with that.
#8917 of 8984 Re: First Car [carlover20]
Oct 20, 2007 (9:21 pm)
I could not agree more..., a Subaru will surely fit the need, function, budget, and practicality. I suggest any of the Subaru's since they all have AWD. If you want good balance with 4 doors, young group to attract, I suggest any 04-06 WRX. You will most likely find one with with low miles and around 10K with change to spare to cover maintenance, insurance, and fuel costs. Good luck...
#8918 of 8984 Re: Sequoia NAV less than acceptable [gagrice]
Oct 20, 2007 (9:32 pm)
I suggest to have the NAV reset including the compass. If your compass is off track and not pointing magnetic North when needed, you surely will be off on any location you attempt to program. I personally do not have a built in NAV on my 04 Sequoia, but I have several hand held and dash top placed GPS systems I've used. Also, check your default settings and make sure the appropriate options are on or off. Example, route preference, highway, side street, or off road. Routing, automatic, audible prompt, or none... The only item I say can really get you off track if all has been done and said is your area. Make sure to at least get 3-4 satellite connections. A good connection will show several to a handfull of sattelite direct line of sight on your horizon, 45% above, and directly above you. Make sure to also enable WAS.
#8919 of 8984 Re: Sequoia NAV less than acceptable [pedal2dmetal]
Oct 21, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Make sure to also enable WAS.
What is that? The NAV is very accurate for GPS location. It is just not good at routing. It gives 3 choices and none are the best of known routes. Maybe I am expecting too much AI out of the NAV. It does not take the shortest route most times. Or it directs you on roads that do not go all the way through to your destination. We drove it extensively in the area of San Diego that is now on fire. If I was not very familiar with that area the NAV could send you on a dead end road. That could be dangerous in an evacuation situation. If I had it to do over I would not have bought the SUV with NAV or the useless backseat DVD player. I would have installed a Pioneer NAV. I thought all Toyota NAV units were voice operated also. I just got some old technology in a new vehicle. I guess that is why they were so heavily discounted. It drives and handles nice.