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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#190 of 1954 Taking too Long!
Jul 18, 2007 (8:42 am)
Everything sounds great and I am ready to buy one. The question is when will the redesigned Sequoia hit the show room floor? Toyota has waited too long to refresh the Sequoia. My wife has a 2003 4runner v8 (great vehicle) and we needed a larger truck twelve months ago but we’ve been holding-out for the new Sequoia. If it doesn’t come out this fall, we will probably do what many people have been doing (according to the message boards) …..purchase a deeply discounted GM Tahoe or Yukon for $42k. It is a decent second choice and from what I’ve been hearing – the current Sequoia has dropped-off the sales map. My point – Toyota needs to pick-up the pace and get this vehicle out to the market if they want to be competitors in this segment.
#191 of 1954 Re: Taking too Long! [aj4321]
Jul 19, 2007 (2:54 pm)
I agree. I'm not asking for specs and info just a release date... Providing a release date doesn't give competitors an edge or leak anything of value. If it's in the forseeable future.. as in 3-6 months say that. There is actually more damage (Even more damage than not selling the remaining inventory)when nothing is given because others won't wait especially with a hybrid on the horizon. Look at Apple.. hint hint... 6 months in advance they set a date for the iphone. No details.. just a date.. The atticipation was phenominal and it kept people like me from going out and getting something from a competitor so that I could show up the first week and get the best.
#192 of 1954 Re: Taking too Long! [aj4321]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:16 pm)
I too am being held up by the folks at Toyota! I just spoke with them and it seems they are holding off until 2009. The new Land Cruiser is coming this Fall and they are taking orders on it. When I spoke to the people at corporate they said it definitely won't be out this Fall and from what I gathered it will be no earlier than Spring as a 2009 model. Oh well, I am disappointed too.
#193 of 1954 Re: Taking too Long! [reggie6]
Jul 20, 2007 (11:55 pm)
Spring sounds about right. One of these forums mentioned that the new Sequoias will be rolling into dealerships the end of Feb. (for gas engine) and April-May for the 'Flagship' Hybrid model.
PS: If a loaded 4x4 '08 Highlander is $42K and a loaded Highlander Hybrid is going to be around $46K then I doubt many people will be able to afford the new redesigned Sequoia fully loaded at around $50K with the Hybrid approching $60K
Here comes my late Friday night rant...(Do not read if you are politically or anatomically correct)
Who says the declining value of the US dollar is good for the U.S.? Mix together high energy prices, high housing and food costs, falling real estate values, stalling wages, rising unemployment, tightening credit policies, declining education, dissappearing healthcare, increasing crime rates, corrupted politicians, a falling US dollar, and you've got the perfect storm for hard times setting in. Instead of buying a new, gas sucking, tire and brake and oil eating, depreciating, recall effecting, $40K+ SUV... I'm going to keep my old car on the road as long as it can and with the money I'll be saving I'm gonna dig myself a bomb shelter under my garage and stash some gold and silver coins, some guns, and lots of spam! My wife and kids will prolly leave me because I won't bye them no fancie new vehickle to drive round in. Then I'll hafta change my name to Mater or sometin. (Like Ta'mater but without the Ta'.)...
Or maybe I'll just buy my family a nice used suv for around $25K and start going back to church giving 10% of my income happily every week to the velvet lined colection basket and praying to God that everything will be OK.
But that would be no fun...
Maybe I'll just start picking up bottles and cans from the side of the road and buy the new shiny Sasquatch come Feburary and skip the church thing. God help me decide!
God help us all!
#194 of 1954 Re: Taking too Long! [reggie6]
Jul 27, 2007 (11:38 am)
Here is the latest information that I have heard regarding the new Sequoia. I’ve talked to three different dealers (all in different regions of the country) and they are expecting the new Sequoia to be available for sale this September. They are expecting details to be released this in August. One of the dealers pointed out that 07’ Sequoia production has been cut-back to a bare minimum this year in anticipation of the new replacement. Which answers why most dealers do not have many 07 Sequoia’s in stock and no aggressive rebates. By the way, I can recall seeing only two 07’ Sequoia LTD’s (recognizable by the chrome mirrors) on the road this year.
#195 of 1954 Re: Taking too Long! [aj4321]
Jul 27, 2007 (8:44 pm)
i agree. I don't see too many being advertised or sold;certainly not at the dealership i go to. Who'd want to buy an '07 when the '08 is so much bigger (though that does not necessarily mean better). I guess we'll find out soon enough.
#196 of 1954 The new models are indicated..
Aug 17, 2007 (12:20 pm)
There are 8 models forseen for what will probably be a December launch (subject to change )
#197 of 1954 Re: The new models are indicated.. [kdhspyder]
Aug 17, 2007 (1:41 pm)
Thank you for the information.
Do you know what the "Platinum" is going to be, I have never heard of this before. Normally, the LTD has been the top of the line so could this be a higher level?
#198 of 1954 it would indicate so
Aug 17, 2007 (7:28 pm)
the way that message was written it would seem that the Platinum would the highest level..it would be nice it had some of the features of the '08 Lexus- like the music hard drive,etc..I know that it will be unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November. I am definitely looking forward to seeing it!!!