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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#58 of 81 Re: Write a review! [KarenS]
Mar 25, 2006 (7:33 pm)
My 2002 Sequoia Limited has 69,000 trouble free miles. The Toyota dealer did the $1,500 brake upgrade and replaced the lower ball joints, a $1,600 job, all at their initiation and under warranty. I replaced the original Bridgestone "whatever's" (noisy tire with no traction) at 49,000 miles with the new excellent Michelins.
I run Castrol 5W30 synthetic, 6000 mile changes, Bosch 4 prong platinum plugs and K & N intake system. At 36 psi tire pressure I pull 18 mpg around town (Phoenix) and 20+ on the highway. 70 to 75 mph on highway. I do my own maintenance for fun and satisfaction.
The Sequoia has made several cross country trips Arizona to Colorado to Minnesota to Texas to California etc. Wife loves it, daughter and son-in-law love it and grandkids with all their gear (6 of us) travel with all gear aboard and hangin out the back rack.
For real travel (and hauling, it works as my personal pickup) with the whole family it is much more economical than driving two cars, flying etc.
I'm ready for the next big one with the Toyota Hybrid drive while the 02 gets passed on to the kids.
The only thing I need to know is how to disable the TracControl that cuts out engine power in loose sand and mud. I can shut it off with the switch, but it re-engages at about 18 mph. A nuisance and as it stops forward momentum and next thing you know your stuck. Living in Arizona I do not need 4WD or want 4WD. Higher maintenance and lower gas mileage. Thanks.
#60 of 81 Re: Sequoia Limited [snoopy31]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:44 am)
my friend, i can feel for you.
but, my family currently owned 7 toyota and lexus and i owned about 4 different toyota including a 2004 sequoia without any problem. this truck had high trade-in price for a good reason man, but not a reason that you stated above. you are paying overprice my friend, not the truck is over price. here is a trick, do not buy a truck when i first come out. be patient, wait until the dealer knock out 3 to 5 thousand lower than msrp then go for it. SUV is very highly competitive market, how do toyota sell their car and truck if their product were overprice. If your Suburban so good, why GM lost so much money, market share and shut down their production left and right. Dude, good luck with your 2007 Suburbans and hope that GM still #1 on the year to come.
#61 of 81 Re: Sequoia Limited [snoopy31]
Jun 24, 2006 (6:20 pm)
I have a 2003 Sequoia and it has been the best vehicle we've ever owned. Never had a problem until recently with the gas gauge. It sounds as if you have the same problem. It reads empty and the gas light is on, but the "distance to empty" reads that there is gas in the tank. Did you ever have it fixed? If so, what was wrong with it? Any info you can provide will be appreciated.
#62 of 81 Bought '06 SR5... Have questions!!!
Jul 24, 2006 (3:14 pm)
We purchased a new SR5. We have had 5 Acura's, a Blazer and a Durango lately. Here is my concern. We are getting 12 mpg overall, half town and half highway driving. Our Durango go 16 mpg overall. The best I did on freeway travel was 18 mpg. I only have 650 miles on the Seqouia. We have experienced no problems with the SR5. It sits most of the time. We will use it to drive to the desert in the winter. We have daily drivers. My only concern is the gas mileage. Will the mileage improve once I get the SUV broken in?
#63 of 81 Re: Bought '06 SR5... Have questions!!! [bigboytoy]
Jul 24, 2006 (5:11 pm)
My Sequoia began to get over 18 mpg after 12000 miles
It now has over 100000...yes we drive it a lot. and it averages 18.4
#64 of 81 Re: Bought '06 SR5... Have questions!!! [jerrydock]
Jul 25, 2006 (7:51 am)
I guess I will just need to put a few more miles on the SR5. It is now getting 12. This is an improvement over the 10.4 that we started with.
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#66 of 81 02 Sequoia SR5
Mar 09, 2007 (7:56 pm)
Anyone having problems with their interior door handles, breaking off. I had 3 of the 4 completely break off. Bought it brand new in 02 with extended warranty, it will not cover the repair.
#67 of 81 Re: Bought '06 SR5... Have questions!!! [bigboytoy]
May 03, 2007 (11:03 am)
First, throw away the air filter and replace it with one from K&N.
next, change to synthetic oil.