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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1675 of 1843 Re: Lease way too expensive!! [bjordan1]
Nov 11, 2009 (8:21 am)
I am not sure that the 48 month Toyota lease would be that much cheaper - I didn't price it - but I have an offer on the table for a 2010 Mecedes GL450, P1 package, dvd ent, running boards for $6800 down, 39/mo lease 12/k miles at $749/mo lease (includes tax). My Sequoia offer came to $850/mo similar terms. Toyota has more room but lets face it. drives like a truck - mercedes is much nicer luxury and handling wise - think I am going with the MB
#1676 of 1843 Re: Lease way too expensive!! [oyvey247]
Nov 11, 2009 (1:45 pm)
GL is a sweet truck. My brother has had one for years and loves it, plus Mercedes is giving dealers incentives on these hence the deals. I was tempted by it as well, but there is no size comparison. 2 kids + large dog + six 14 hour r/t drives per year and many weekend trips made me go Sequoia. Look at what you get in Sequioa vs. Mb as well, I'm pretty sure Leather isn't even a standard option.
Checkout the Blutec if you do decide MB.
#1677 of 1843 MB vs Toyota???
Nov 11, 2009 (5:27 pm)
You are right about size - sequoia wins hands down - but my three kids (2 car seats) fit fine in the MB GL450 (the girl is in the third row, she drives the boys crazy!!), albeit with less room than the Toyota. But the Sequoia payment is actually $100 more than a Mercedes that is msrp of $15K MORE (same options) - figure that out! If the Sequioa was cheaper, I'd probably get it to save money, but I am actually saving money with the Mecedes - don't hear that too often!!
Still mulling the options - So far MB is offering $749/month (incld tax) for GL450 with P1 pkg, running boards and DVD sys. Pretty good deal - MB drives way better than the Toyota too - more like a car - plus, I think it looks nicer.
btw, where are you driving 14 hours?? My kids would kill each other (or me!) - they can't do more than 2 hours (and that is with the DVD!!_
#1678 of 1843 Re: MB vs Toyota??? [oyvey247]
Nov 12, 2009 (4:41 am)
Right now I have the $70225 GL450 at 770/mo+tax with 6200 drive off for a 3/36 lease.
I have the $58905 Sequoia Platinum at 760/mo+tax with 6500 drive off for a 4/48 lease.
I'm really having a hard time deciding between the two. Although I added several options to the GL, the Sequoia's standard options blow the GL away - it has everything. The GL though has more exterior appeal and a little more wow-factor.
Though the Sequoia is bigger, not sure if that's a plus or not. It would be great to have the Sequoia on long trips, but I think the GL would be better for everyday driving.
The Sequoia also is a slight plus because it has a higher tow rating and I have to pull a 6000 pnd boat.
Both get crappy gas mileage.
I just don't know.
#1679 of 1843 Re: MB vs Toyota??? [bjordan1]
Nov 12, 2009 (5:47 am)
Both great trucks...buy it for what you need and you will be happy. For business purposes (50% deduction in first year) I am purchasing so I did not get the lease sticker shock.
Have you looked at the MB on a 48Mo lease? At least they give a 48Mo warranty to match it.
#1680 of 1843 Re: MB vs Toyota??? [boxer99]
Nov 12, 2009 (6:16 am)
The MB dealer said only the 36 mo leases are being supported by MB so the 39, 42 and 48 mo leases aren't as attractive.
#1681 of 1843 GL450 catch on FIRE!!!
Nov 12, 2009 (7:21 am)
Have you heard about this?? This is NO JOKE! I was about to buy the GL when I read about this little problem they were having....spontaneously bursting into flames!!! OMG!! There is some info in these forums and on mbworld.org. regarding this - I have seen pictures too - Does anyone know if they have fixed this issue for 2010 GL???
Still in my old car b/c I don't know what to do - At least it won't catch fire
btw, Sequoia is a lot of money for what you get - It is not quite "lux" and the price you quoted (bjordan1) is the same lease for a car that costs $12k less! Not an attractive lease by toyota - I'm in same boat, but now with this fire thing......
#1682 of 1843 Re: MB vs Toyota??? [bjordan1]
Nov 12, 2009 (7:29 am)
It comes down to whether you want a masculine looking "truck" or a more luxury type vehicle. The monetary difference is merely the name as you know.....
The Sequoia is GREAT for everyday driving (as long as you have the sonar/navigation system for backup camera/powerfolding mirrors-amazing turning radius is really helpful too). I use it for groceries, errands, et. most of the time and am pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to drive. I love mine... (2010 Plat)
Either way, go with your initial instinct (it's almost always right) and you'll be happy.....
#1683 of 1843 Toyota Sequoia Incentives
Nov 14, 2009 (1:46 pm)
I am looking to purchase a new Sequoia. When will Toyota offer any incentives or special interest rates on the Sequoia??
#1684 of 1843 Re: Toyota Sequoia Incentives [glockfan]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:45 am)
Finally!!! 0% for 36 month incentive. Will not help those looking to lease...but a nice one for the buyers!