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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1175 of 1843 Re: Good Price on a SR5? [aj4321]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Yes..... the Sequoia has the wheel sensors needed to send a signal to the dash when the tire pressure is low. Actually, I think this is a federal mandated feature on all new cars made and sold in the US. Not sure, but I think it goes into effect in 2010 so most manufacturers are installing them now.
So far I really haven't found anything I didn't like that I couldn't change. For example, the seat belt alarm was driving me abit nuts. I wear my seat belt however I don't think I should have to be annoyed by Toyota's nannies when I stop to pick-up the mail and don't buckle-up for the ride up the driveway. Got rid of the nanny chime in 3 minutes with the directions at this link. http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/107489-diy-how-to-disable-seatbelt-- chime/ This 3 minute drill silenced the chime permanently however I still have the spring if by chance I begin to miss that annoying chime after picking up the mail...NOT.
I also wasn't happy about Toyota's restriction on entering an address into the Nav unit while driving or finding a phone number to dial from the BT phonebook. I straightened that problem out in a single afternoon with this product . http://www.pinemountainfirearms.com/pmf/tundramods/NavSpeedPulse.aspx Very satisfied with the result.
I haven't begun any towing yet, so no feedback on that capability. Love the seats & the power. Really like the Red Rock interior. Still not crazy about the silver dash. The storage in this vehicle exceeds all my expectations. I transferred 6 years of "stuff"..big and small....from my Denali XL and the Sequoia swallowed it all with lots of room to spare. Tool kit, trailer stuff, umbrellas, flashlights, trailer jacks, emergency kits, jumper cables, breaker bar, 4 ft snow brush, baseball glove, work gloves, atlases.
I still can't believe I have all my stuff stowed away and can still fold the seats flat or keep them up and never have to remove anything. Great engineering on the interior space if you ask me. Far better than the GMC DXL. 2nd row legroom is tremendous and the reclining 3rd row seat is quite trick for my son while watching a dvd movie with the great sounding headsets. Heated front and 2nd row seats are great but I expected that since I have them in the DXL. Haven't really tried out the A/C seats yet as its still to cold in NJ.
I also like the sonar, backup camera and tilt down mirrors when parking. I do wish it was possible to have the mirrors automatically fold when the vehicle is in park or automatically fold out when put in drive. The only way I have found to operate the folding mirrors is to remember to press the button to activate the folding or unfolding operation.
#1176 of 1843 Re: Good Price on a SR5? [hdfatboy]
Mar 12, 2008 (7:50 pm)
Thank you for your write-up and links - very helpful. It is good to see that you came from a Yukon (which is a solid truck) and you are happy with the Sequioa. I plan on buying one over the next few days and will share my experience.
#1177 of 1843 Platinum Purchase
Mar 23, 2008 (11:35 am)
I've noticed that in SET, some dealers are still dreaming about MSRP on sequoias while others are selling 1500 above invoice. Two weeks ago I purchased a loaded 4WD Arctic Frost pearl with red rock, DLCC, DRL, Cold Kit, XM, Wood dash, front window tint (dlr install), remote start, cargo cover, and 7 Pc floor mat, preferred accessory pkge, rear overhead DVD with outlet, and wheel locks for $54,966 OTD including tax/tags.
I wasn't quit sure if I could do anything about TDA - $1004, holdback - $1112, and Whsl Financial Reserve - $556; but when I tried to compare with other dealerships I found only 1 that gave a better price but it didn't have the rr interior and was missing a cple of options that the dealer would have to install so I took the plunge with the first one.
The only downside is that the purchase was outside of SET so I had to drive 6 hrs and had to get an SET dlr to add the fender flares for $582. Despite this I still feel very good.
#1178 of 1843 Plantinum how is this deal?
Mar 31, 2008 (4:51 am)
I bought a 2008 toyota platinum 4wd from Darcars toyota silver spring on Sunday evening.
$58,000 MSRP 21 miles on odometer
daytime running lights
paid $50,000 plus tax , tags and their $100 dealer processing (bs fee)
How would you rate this deal?
#1179 of 1843 Re: Plantinum how is this deal? [traderhal]
Mar 31, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Outstanding....maybe....was it an outright purchase or Lease? Did you use their financing or was it a cash deal? Was there a trade-in?
#1181 of 1843 Re: Plantinum how is this deal? [traderhal]
Mar 31, 2008 (12:43 pm)
#1183 of 1843 Re: Plantinum how is this deal? [traderhal]
Mar 31, 2008 (3:11 pm)
Sounds like a very good deal for whatever my opinion's worth. Congratulations and best of luck with the new ride. Sounds like a fair trade-in value and a very good price on your new Platinum Sequoia. I've only got around 1000 miles on my Plat and am both satisfied and impressed with the vehicle.
#1184 of 1843 Re: Plantinum how is this deal? [hdfatboy]
Mar 31, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I ve always hated going to the dealer to buy a car. Ive equated it with getting a colonoscopy.
I love the suv so far in 24 hours of ownership