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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1053 of 1954 Re: The qx [gvasudevan]
Jan 25, 2008 (5:49 pm)
Good points. It has been said but the the first two years of the QX/Armada were rougher than normal for a Japanese builder. I think that you'll find significantly less issues with the '06/'07 builds. Several previous owners who upgraded to the '08 have noted how much better built the new ones are.
Let's also be honest....Toyota is not bulletproof anymore. We all know that Consumer Reports did not wholly endorse all of the Toyota/Lexus products this year. My parents bought a new '07 Camry and while mechanically they have not had any problems, there are some definite fit/finish issues that one would not usually find in a Toyota. Add to that, the Sequoia is a first year model and I would not lean one way or the other with the QX v Sequoia on reliability.
Also, I read on another board that there will be a new QX, likely in 2010/11. It will be built in Japan and will be based upon the Nissan Patrol, instead of the Titan.
#1054 of 1954 Re: The qx [keg97]
Jan 25, 2008 (6:46 pm)
^^^ I REALLY want a Lexus ES 350. Unfortunately it looks as if owners have had significant problems with the transmission amongst other things.
#1055 of 1954 Re: No Head Room [mtufenk]
Jan 25, 2008 (7:48 pm)
"For the same money I would rather have a fully-loaded 07 than a stripped 08 SR5. I did not need the larger engine.
I paid $8500 below MSRP that included Toyota's rebate. Somebody else on this board mentioned getting $10k below MSRP. I also did not need the larger tow capacity of the 08 so that might have helped make my decision."
I would guess a loaded 2007 would have an MSRP of $52,000 so I can predict you paid $43,500. That is exactly what I paid for my 2008 SR5 4x4 with the 5.7 engine, 6-speed transmission, independent rear suspension, Nav, leather in all rows and steering wheel, power heated seats, hitch, sunroof, JBL, Bluetooth, heated mirrors, headlight washers, power folding 3rd row, etc., etc. Every option except ultrasonic parking and Homelink/auto dimming -- both of which I added later for about $400 total.
#1056 of 1954 Re: Toyota Sequoia Versus 2008 Land Cruiser Vs 2008 Highlander [keg97]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:23 pm)
These are comments that I make on a public forum, not to my customers. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings but I am not the stereo typical car salesman. No plaid jackets, no greasy hair, matter of fact no hair due to chemo, but that's another story. And I have never lied to a customer to close a deal. Have a great weekend.
#1057 of 1954 Can't we just get along?
Jan 25, 2008 (9:30 pm)
#1058 of 1954 Re: No Head Room [trebor129]
Jan 25, 2008 (11:05 pm)
Your sr5 is well-equipped. However, a fully loaded 07 also includes DVD entertainment system, memory seats, rear air suspension, 2nd row captains chairs with REMOVABLE center console, wood trim, homelink, special color, spoiler, skid plate, etc...
#1059 of 1954 Re: Toyota Sequoia Versus 2008 Land Cruiser Vs 2008 Highlander [mackabee]
Jan 26, 2008 (4:15 am)
Trust me....no feelings were hurt here. I just like civil discourse on these forums. I go to them for info...not silly stuff.
You too have a good weekend!
#1060 of 1954 Second Row Seats
Jan 26, 2008 (8:13 am)
Do the second row captain seats on the Platinum fold flat like the second row bench seats?
#1061 of 1954 Re: The qx [keg97]
Jan 26, 2008 (8:31 am)
I agree with your comments. Toyotas are not bullet proof anymore. My 2005 Avalon's battery died even though it is less than 3 years. However, they are a lot better than the QX which was at the bottom of all vehicles sold in the U.S in terms of reliability. Do you want a car with a few finish problems or even a new battery versus the one at the bottom in terms of reliability. To me the toyota's are a clear choice inspite of the recent reliability issues. If they get worse I will be shopping elsewhere.
#1062 of 1954 Re: Second Row Seats [wws42]
Jan 26, 2008 (9:16 am)
As I recall, I'm 99.9% sure that you get a large and flat load floor when you fold the 2nd and 3rd rows. The console on the Platinum is even with the seats so no worries with that. From the 2nd row back, it is a well designed and versatile vehicle.