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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#831 of 1954 Re: Already giving them away in South Florida [mommytruck]
Jan 06, 2008 (12:37 pm)
Toyota of Tampa Bay has offered me invoice on my choice. I had driven a Platinum there last weekend and it sold but they are willing to deal on whatever they have or what I would order.
I have had a Tahoe or Surburban since 1990. I have loved them and currently have a 2007. We feel the Sequoia is now a better choice. The rear seats on a Chevrolet do not function really well for getting in and out of the third row when you use it. We love the fold flat storage as we can put luggage in on our travels but have the seats for passengers when we get where we are going. Love the towing capacity and it drives very well with more power than the Chevy.
My son has a Titan and the parking and turning radius is so much worse than the Chevy or Toyota. There is no way I would consider the Infiniti or the Nissan. We have not cared for the service department with the Nissan. I wonder if there is a website that tells you the number of cars or suvs that have used the lemon law on each of these brands. I have had an associate at work that gave back her Infiniti on the lemon law.
I don't think there is one right choice because everyone uses there vehicle differently. I do think the sequoia is definitely a good choice. I wonder how many other long time Chevy owners will feel the same.
Happy New Year!
#832 of 1954 Re: Platinum Captain Chairs vs. bench [keg97]
Jan 06, 2008 (2:51 pm)
Just wait until you start driving carpools when the kids get a little older, the bench seat is the best. You get the most flexibility with a bench seat and most of the times its kids in the second and third rows....they don't really need the comfort of a captains chair yet...give them something to look forward to for a day in the future. And for a new mother with an infant....the captain chairs are not an advantage when you are sitting so far apart from your baby you have to lean over the entire middle console to find that pacifier, or put the bottle back in their mouths! Trust me, I have had a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota LC, MB ML 350, MB ML 500, GMC Yukon Denali Xl, Cadillac Esclade ESV and currently a 2007 Yukon Denali XL. Two kids, three dogs and lots of junk that we always have in tow.
#833 of 1954 Re: Already giving them away in South Florida [raab4]
Jan 06, 2008 (4:17 pm)
"I don't think there is one right choice because everyone uses there vehicle differently. I do think the sequoia is definitely a good choice. I wonder how many other long time Chevy owners will feel the same."
Long time Toyota owner that just bought a Suburban here! We needed the extra room the Suburban offers over the Sequoia, and yes we needed the price tag as well with a stay at home Mom.
We have a 1.5 year old and a 3.5 year old and we love the Captains chairs over our bench in our old 4 Runner.
Ever tried putting two siblings beside each other? It just didn't work for us. One wouldn't sleep when the other was playing and vice versa.
As stated before it depends what you are using it for. We personally like having through way access to the back seat. Plus if you ever take adults on a trip of an hour or more the captains chairs are awesome compared to a bench.
I think it also depends on how easy the 2nd row bench pops out for access to the 3rd row. In a lot of SUV's it seems the 3rd Row seat is ok for an adult once they get back there. However, they need to be a kids size to get through the second row to get there..
The most comfort in a 3rd row is with captains chairs to stretch your legs through the middle in my opinion.
#834 of 1954 Re: Platinum Captain Chairs vs. bench [mackabee]
Jan 06, 2008 (5:26 pm)
I thought air bags and children did not mix? My 9 year old grandson was injured by an air bag in a minor fender bender. I would think a side air bag would jolt a child's head pretty hard.
#835 of 1954 Re: Platinum Captain Chairs vs. bench [gagrice]
Jan 06, 2008 (5:32 pm)
Not if it is disabled.
#836 of 1954 Re: Platinum Captain Chairs vs. bench [gagrice]
Jan 06, 2008 (9:30 pm)
The curtain airbag actually cushions the occupants head in a side collision. Front airbags are a different story, Always put kids in the middle or third row seats.
#837 of 1954 Re: Already giving them away in South Florida [mommytruck]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:08 am)
Stadium Toyota would be another I'd recommend. they are right up Dale Mabry from the Bucs stadium. i've talked to their internet department, and have gotten offers of $500 over invoice. We bought our 2004 4Runner from them and were very happy with everything.
Jan 07, 2008 (6:25 am)
I am looking to use third row space for transporting luggage & dogs. For those of you who have had or do have a 2007 or prior year Sequoia, which vehicle has the most third row storage capacity -
a 2007 or prior year Sequoia with the third row seats removed OR a 2008 Sequoia with the seats folded flat?
Secondly, how difficult is it to totally remove/replace the third row seats on a 2007 or prior year Sequoia? I would only being doing it once or twice a year.
#839 of 1954 Sequoia Hybrid Potential
Jan 07, 2008 (6:32 am)
Does anyone have information related to a Sequoia Hybrid?
Based on the Yukon Hybrid information, what might be the best gas mileage that a Sequoia Hybrid could muster?
What would be the towing limit implications if any?
#840 of 1954 Re: Platinum Captain Chairs vs. bench [ratomlinson]
Jan 07, 2008 (7:16 am)
I wonder if you could purchase a Platinum Sequoia then order a bench seat with all of the hardware and have it installed? This would make the Platinum the perfect vehicle.
Has anyone tried this and if so what would be the cost?