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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1521 of 1954 Re: Cutting Production [toddhm]
Mar 17, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I anticipate rebates and low financing maybe next month or the next. The Sequoias are starting to pile up at dealers lots and Toyota is holding back production on both Tundra and Sequoia. It's a buyer's market now.
I'll post here first on anything I hear.
The 09 Tundra should be the same as the 07/08 if Toyota stays with the same pattern as the other vehicles,. Usually it's a five year cycle with years 1,2 and three the vehicle looks the same and only option packages or stand alone options are added or deleted. 2010 would bring a "refresh" which usually means a new grille, headlights, and tail lights.
#1522 of 1954 Re: Cutting Production [mackabee]
Mar 18, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I'm really not wanting to open up a previous discussion point, but are you guys finding that the Platinums in particular are not being well received or is it the entire Sequoia line? I'm just wondering if what some of us discussed back when the Sequoia hit the lots (in regards to the $$$ that Toyota was asking for a loaded Platinum) was a common perspective or if we were off the mark.
#1523 of 1954 Re: Cutting Production [keg97]
Mar 18, 2008 (6:44 pm)
I think the rising price of gas and the gloom and doom that the media is portraying is keeping a lot of customers at bay. Everyone that looks at it loves it. I only had one couple (the wife) say it was too big for her to drive so it was out or the running. They are not flying off the lot as they did the first week it was introduced but we are selling a few. Now that production looks to be up to speed we have about 20 on the lot. Mostly SR5 and Limited trims. Looks like they are making very few Platinums.
#1524 of 1954 Re: Cutting Production [mackabee]
Mar 19, 2008 (5:10 pm)
Thanks....makes sense that there are more SR5's and Limiteds. Weren't Platinums only supposed to be 10% of the total. No doubt that a well optioned SR5 is where the Sequoia's best value lies, at least in my opinion.
#1525 of 1954 Optitron Gauges
Mar 19, 2008 (5:22 pm)
Keg, one thing I'm not sure about on the SR5 is the lack of Optitron gauges. Aren't they much more legible in bright sunlight?
#1526 of 1954 Re: Optitron Gauges [shark715]
Mar 19, 2008 (5:46 pm)
Not sure....we never looked at the SR5, but I recall seeing online that the gauges in the SR5 were not problematic. Nevertheless, I just think that the value in the Sequoia sits at the SR5 level. You get the great powertrain and interior flexibility for 40K. Plus you can rationalize the odd dash layout/materials at that price point. I'd still look hard at a loaded Armada for that price too. The Sequoia Platinum did not meet our needs/expectations for the 54-58K that you'd need to pay. I know that others on this forum don't agree and I can completely respect their opinions. Different strokes for different folks (and needs)
#1527 of 1954 Re: Optitron Gauges [keg97]
Mar 19, 2008 (7:31 pm)
You're correct. The SR5 cloth interior is $40K adding the leather package and the other options puts it around $44k. In their quest to maximize profits we are getting more SR5s with the leather interior than cloth.
#1528 of 1954 Re: Optitron Gauges [keg97]
Mar 19, 2008 (8:32 pm)
the Platinums are way overpriced..for what you get, you'd be better off getting a Land Cruiser. At least you wouldn't get the cheap plastic of a Sequoia..60k for a freaking Sequoia? Are you kidding me?? What a waste of money! So basically between the SR5 and the Platinum you'll spend an extra 20k for a few extra frills- whoopee.
#1529 of 1954 Re: Optitron Gauges [luvmy4runner]
Mar 20, 2008 (8:24 am)
Landcruiser ain't cheap either. Once you add the required optional packages it hovers around the 73k range. Looking at both vehicles I would take the Seqouia over the LC. They cheapened the Lancruiser too much. Looks like a big Highlander too.
#1530 of 1954 Re: Optitron Gauges [luvmy4runner]
Mar 20, 2008 (2:18 pm)
"the Platinums are way overpriced..for what you get, you'd be better off getting a Land Cruiser. At least you wouldn't get the cheap plastic of a Sequoia..60k for a freaking Sequoia? Are you kidding me?? What a waste of money! So basically between the SR5 and the Platinum you'll spend an extra 20k for a few extra frills- whoopee."
You might do a little homework on your pricing assumptions. I paid $52,300 for a 2008 Platinum with everything except the laser cruise. That gave me adjustable H-TEMS suspension, heated 2nd row seats, ability to raise and lower the rear suspension for hitching up my trailer, air conditioned front row seats, memory powered tilt/telescope steering wheel that moves up and out of the way when the ignition is turned off, 12-way driver seat, 2 position memory driver seat, Red Rock leather interior with black carpeting and a center console between the 2nd row captain's seats. None of these options are available at any price on the SR5 or Limited Sequoia.
If you buy a fully loaded Limited Sequoia the price is going to be just around or over $50,000. For $2000 more I got everything in a loaded Limited plus the exclusive items listed above.
For about $15000-17000 more, I would have had the "luxury"of driving a Land Cruiser which would have essentially the same level of options in the Platinum Sequoia (plus a few add-ons like a crawl feature for off-roading and perhaps a slightly better integrated Nav system). By getting the LC instead of the Sequoia, I also get a significanly smaller interior, no fold-away rear seats, no independent rear suspension, no rear sunshades, no reclining 3rd row seats.
You tell me which vehicle is the better value. If the exclusive options listed above for the Platinum matter to you, then the Platinum is by far the best value luxury suv on the market.