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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#356 of 1954 Re: bench in Platinum? [gagrice]
Nov 19, 2007 (9:28 pm)
So I understand: you regret the 2nd row captain seats? I agree with you on toyota and all electronics included with factory options... The Harmon Kardon system in the BMW was a plastic computer subwoofer worth $2.00 In any case, I am interested in the fully loaded Platinum because it is a tax writeoff used for business. I had a Pioneer AVIC Z1 (still have it here) in my old 2002 SR5. Hell I even had a 15 inch screen in the middle, Dynaudio 3-way (4 channels), (2) 15 inch Aura Subs... etc... Problem is while I could do a great after market modifiaction, at least the Pioneer AVIC Z1 or the new Z2, I don't think you can do the tax writeoff so easy if you add the navigation system after you buy it... so I may as well get it fully loaded for tax purposes... Besides, nobody has seen the new Nav system in the 2008 Sequoia, so it may be ok... I agree it will not be as good as the Pioneer Z1 or Z2, but.... I just don't know. Sure, if I could add the aftermarket stuff and then add that cost to the vehicle cost for tax purposes, I'd consider it... But I just don't think that makes for a 'good' deduction... again, I just don't know. Personally, I'm all about Blu Ray, so I'd rather havea 1080p capable screen anyway... but again, in my case this vehicle is a tax writeoff (6,000 lb. vehicle).
So does anyone prefer the captains chairs over the bench for the second row? Advantages vs disadvantages? the 2008 NAV is supposed to be new and improved by the way...
#357 of 1954 Re: Platinum 2nd row bench? [carnutinca]
Nov 19, 2007 (10:10 pm)
If you purchase a new vehicle every 10-15 years, you are not qualified to comment in this forum.
I happen to know that Sirraf passed his entrance exam with flying colors and is fully qualified to post in any of our Forums.
On the other hand, I have never been struck by an automobile driven by a drunk driver so I guess that would disquaify me from ever commenting on DUI.
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#358 of 1954 Re: bench in Platinum? [healthnut]
Nov 19, 2007 (10:24 pm)
I purchased a fully loaded 07 4x4 a couple of weeks ago. I initially felt that I would be better off with a bench; but opted for luxury package because the wood trim makes the interior much more luxurious. I so far like the 2nd row bucket seats because my kids have their own storage in the console between them and I like the look and feel of independent seats. Thats my opinion. I so far have also been happy with the optional Toyota DVD and NAV system.
#359 of 1954 Color combinations?
Nov 20, 2007 (10:43 am)
Thanks for the feedback... I am also tempted to just go ahead with the platinum and get the 2nd row captains chairs... not sure how the general market feels about he second row and how this would affect resale value.
Anyone have all the exterior color choices yet? What color are you people interested in getting? I see pictures of a light silver and then I also saw some pictures of what looked to be a dark silver... Is there a dark silver? I do not leke the Blue or the Red, so that leaves Black and Silver for me... I was considering the white, but I just don't know... I'd probably prefer a dark silver first choice and Black as second choice. Although what interior choices do you have? Silver with Red Rock/Black? Silver with light charcoal interior? Black with Red Rock/Black? What color combinations are you people interested in? What would be your ideal choice?
#360 of 1954 Importing Sequoia to Canada
Nov 20, 2007 (11:34 am)
Have any of you ( who are a Canadian resident) looked into importing the 2008 U.S. Sequoia into Canada ? I was told the savings on imprting a BMW X5 are about $ 16,000 so presumably there would be substantial savings on a Sequoia also.
The difficulty in importing the U.S.Sequoia may be the new Canadian regulation that states that all vehicles manufactured after September 2008 for use in Canada must have an anti theft immobilization system installed.
I note the Registry of Imported Vehicles website states the 2008 4 Runner is admissible yet the 2008 Sequoia apparently is inadmissible. I am not sure if the new regulation is the problem or something else.
I am assuming that the 2008 Sequoia will be available in Canada (modified for Canadian purposes by Toyota) but do have some concern that due to the new regulations and the limited market here, that Toyota may not offer it in Canada due to the cost or inability to make the required modificatioons for this anti theft system
Does anybody have any info on this?
Nov 20, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I was just in vancouver last weekend... I think you should become independent or join the U.S. as an independent state... Lower taxes, insurance, and all the same freedoms in addition to having your own state laws however you like...
#363 of 1954 Re: Importing Sequoia to Canada [ganan]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:02 pm)
I have done some investigating and consideration of importing a vehicle into Canada. I talked to a Toyota and GM dealer in Washington state. They advise that the manufacturers will not alllow them to sell new vehicles to Canadians. Yes, it almost seems criminal that the manufacturers are allowed to place such restrictions, especially in view of our free trade agreements. They threaten to punish any dealers who do so and say there is no warranty on the vehicle. Apparently they can sell used vehicles and if over 12,000 km there is no warranty issue.
I am seriously considering purchasing a 2008 Sequoia from a Canadian dealer, but I have decided that I will only do so if the price is within $1 - 2,000 of the US price, now that our dollar is at par or even higher than the US dollar. I will not pay $10 - 15,000 more than the US price. I would suggest to all potential Canadian purchasers of new vehicles, if they hold off purchasing a new vehicle until the manufacturers price their Canadian product the same as the US product, that it will probably only take a few months at most until they come in line. If they don't, or I don't like the new Sequoia once I actually see and drive it, my 2nd choice is importing a 2007 Escalade. I have been checking prices and can save $10 - 15,000 by doing so and apparently it is quite easy to do.
#364 of 1954 Re: Importing Sequoia to Canada [regraham]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:24 pm)
Isn't the higher price in Canada due to higher federal and provincial taxes? If not, then I agree there needs to be a broad campaign against these car companies to bring their prices in line with US prices.
Nov 21, 2007 (10:39 am)
Ok, so what color combos are people desiring?
I'm leaning between the following:
1) Black ext, Red rock/Black int
2) Slate (grey'ish) ext, Red rock/Black int
3) Slate ext, Light grey interior
4) Light Silver, Light grey interior
To me, those are the 4 choices I'm considering, I'd be curious to know what combos people would choose?