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#259 of 1954 Re: Full Size SUV options? [healthnut]
Nov 06, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I have been a Toyota man as long as I have owned cars, 1988 toyota 4 Runner, 1999 Toyota 4 Runner, 2005 Toyota 4 Runner, and I currently own a 2002 Avalon I swear by for business travel (1200 miles a week). 136k miles total and going strong.
I have a family of 4 now (1 year old) and we desperately had to get bigger than the 4 Runner. We just could NOT wait anymore, and after what I posted above I couldn't go that deep on a new Sequoia.
We recently bought a 2007 Suburban LTZ for $39,800 and we love it. I was never big on Chevy's integrity in the cars/trucks. However, if you have not driven their new 2007 SUV line I highly recommend it. Very impressive.
They have unreal features and you cannot beat the 100,000 mile power train warranty. Go look at the Suburban LTZ right now if you can still find an '07. I think you will be amazed, we were. So for roughly $15k less I am going to replace my Avalon next year with a used Lexus ES350.
Plus we get the exact SAME gas mileage in the Suburban as we were in our 2005 4 Runner.
Now I am sure the 2008/09 Sequoia will be incredible and possibly better than the Suburban. However, I just can't see them being worth all the extra $$$$ better.
#260 of 1954 Re: Full Size SUV options? [snw1975]
Nov 07, 2007 (4:20 pm)
I hope you have better luck than I did with your Chevy, my last one (a 2001) was a piece of junk and I came back to a Toyota in 2003. I wouldn't buy another GM vehicle. Pretty sure I'd stick with Toyota for quite a while.
#261 of 1954 Full Size SUV
Nov 07, 2007 (5:10 pm)
You can save few thousands buying the Chevy, but plan to spend a long time in the shop. 1 colleague has a 2 year old Tahoe. Another one has a 6 months old Suburban. Both colleagues got the full size SUV because of kids. Both saved $ but regrat the purchase due to numerous mechanical and electrical problems. Another colleague of mine has a 15+ year old Toyota Cressida (spelling?). The only "major" problem he had was a stripped engine oil screw. Toyota is more expensive to buy but much cheaper to maintain in the long run.
#262 of 1954 Re: Full Size SUV [kiiwii]
Nov 07, 2007 (5:55 pm)
The Cressida is arguably the best sedan Toyota has ever built. Too bad they dropped the line. Everyone that I know that has owned a Cressida was very disappointed when the replaced it with a Camry...
#263 of 1954 Re: Full Size SUV [kiiwii]
Nov 07, 2007 (6:37 pm)
For $15K I'll take the risk. I feel better backed by the 100k powertrain. I had to replace both cad converters on my Avalon at 80k so that would have been covered.
#264 of 1954 Re: Auto Show Soon [djk5]
Nov 07, 2007 (8:22 pm)
205.5 inches long 2 inches longer than the current. It is a lot wider though 79.9 inches. I saw a picture, it is really nice, with a lot of new features. If you want to know more let me know. I have seen all the features and options for the vehicle.
Nov 08, 2007 (3:36 am)
Yes I would like more info. What are the features of the new Seq ? Does it has power 3rd row as I have heard ? Did they move the shift off the steering wheel (that is the worst). Any other details would be great. Thanks.
#266 of 1954 Re: Hi 2Toyotas [3rd4rnnr]
Nov 08, 2007 (7:52 am)
Yes the shifter is in the center. The 3rd row is manual on the SR5 and power on the limited and platinum. 4.7 is standard on SR5 and Limited. 5.7 is standard on Platinum, and an option on the rest. Same horse and torque as Tundra. It wasn't specific, but said class leading 10,000 LB towing rating. Leather is standard on Limited with heated first and second row seats. Perforated leather is standard on Platinum with heated and ventilated first and second row seats. The standard configuration for SR5 and Limited is second row captain chairs with armrests. Second row bench is an option. Platinum gets second row captain chairs with a center console, and it is not available on SR5 or Limited. Bench second row is not available on Platinum. 4 zone climate control,18 inch wheels, 20 inch for platinum standard, an option for the others. Same 4WD system as before. 10 inch rear diff, and 8.7 inch front diff. Platinum will AVS suspension which will adjust the ride according to road conditions for comfort. Any more questions feel free to ask. All and all the vehicle is really nice, when I saw it without all the covers it was a lot nicer than I originally thought. They did a great job.
#267 of 1954 Going to Miss My Sequoia
Nov 08, 2007 (9:50 am)
Thanks for the specs. Any idea what gas mileage will be on the new Sequoia???
I love my '04 Sequoia but don't want or need a bigger vehicle -- if Toyota really wanted to compete with the GMC/Chevrolet SUV line, they should have offered two size versions of the new Sequoia just like Tahoe/Suburban or Yukon/YukonXL, Escalade/Escalade ESV.
Even better would be for Toyota to come up with a crossover that competes with the GMC Acadia -- more legroom and cargo room than the Yukon/Tahoe but better gas mileage. The Highlander doesn't come close to competing with the Acadia in terms of interior space.
I'm really going to miss my Sequoia but time to move on to a more earth friendly, garage-friendly vehicle that doesn't do battle with the side of my garage a few times a year!
#268 of 1954 Re: Hi 2Toyotas [2toyotas]
Nov 08, 2007 (11:05 am)
Thanks for the info!
Several questions for you if I may.
1. I thought that the 5.7 was standard in the limited and platimum?
2. The captain chairs in the limited, do they fold flat, or can they be removed?
Thanks again, it sounds real nice!