Last post on Jun 09, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#26 of 35 land cruiser v6 or sequoia
Oct 11, 2009 (10:51 pm)
Thinking to buy sequoia2010
I want to know your opinion
I am undecided between land cruiser v6 or sequoia
#27 of 35 Sequoia 4WD
Oct 13, 2009 (6:49 pm)
I need help with understanding sequoia system.
I am planning on buying this truck for my wife. Since it is a RWD truck I worry about her driving it on wet roads and in snow. Switching to 4WD seems to eat a lot more gas so it seems like a waste to drive in 4WD in just little rain or snow. How is Sequoia's traction control and vehicle stability control going to do in these conditions? Dealer says it does greatith VSC alone withput need to turn on 4WD.
My other option is to get Lexus GX 470 or 460 when it comes out , these are full time AWD.
Thank you for your advise and help
#28 of 35 sequoia limited vs platinum
Nov 01, 2009 (7:45 pm)
it seems like i can get a similarly equipped limited (with navi and rear dvd, floor mats, and paint protection) for about $4 to $5k less than the platinum. i can really only identify about three or so real differences between the two models - no second row seat heater, no front seat cooler, no second row console, and different suspension.
actually, i dont even want the first three, but how notable will the different suspension be? i notice that you can manually adjust ride height and switch between "comfort" and sport" setting on the platinum, but otherwise, they seem pretty much the same to me.
does anyone have any input about the suspension differences, i.e. worth the extra $5k?
are there other differences that i am not noticing?
#29 of 35 Re: sequoia limited vs platinum [marekz]
Nov 02, 2009 (8:22 am)
I ordered a Platinum because the base suspension was a little soft. I liked the way it rode in the sport mode. Plat also comes with adaptive cruise control which when offered alone on cars is usually a $1000-$1,500 option.
For me personally, I usually regret the not getting the bells and whistles after buying the car more than being happy with saving the money.
#30 of 35 Re: sequoia limited vs platinum [boxer99]
Nov 02, 2009 (8:47 am)
Thanks for the advise. I completely agree on the regret factor when you skip a few options (I have a daily reminder of this with my 2005 jeep grand cherokee). The $5k isnt really a huge factor for me, it is the lack of ability to truly customize the vehicle. I really dislike (on the platinum model) that you have to have the center console in the middle of the second row. I would prefer to have the extra room for people to move around (or be able to order the limited with the adjustable suspension). I am not sure which one of these two is more important to me, but these two options are what is keeping me from ordering one right now.
#31 of 35 Re: sequoia limited vs platinum [marekz]
Nov 02, 2009 (9:19 am)
I wonder what the actual differences in the suspension are. Are the shocks different ? Is the whole thing just beefier/ stiffer?
I wish you could order this truck with the options you want. I want a bench seat in the middle row and I want the better suspension. I wonder if there will be any changes in the option packages for 2011?
How are people finding real gas mileage.? I have a 2007 GMC Yukon Denali XL. I am getting an avg of 15.7 around town and on the highway I can get up to 19. The seats dont fold flat and you loose a lot of cargo room in what should be a huge flat area. The old design was much better in that area.
#33 of 35 Remote Start
Dec 17, 2009 (8:20 am)
I have a 2010 Sequoia with factory remote start. The engine will automatically turn off once you unlock the doors. Is there anyway around that? Shutting down the engine and then immediately restarting it seems ridiculous and harmful to the truck in the long run.
#35 of 35 Re: Remote Start [boxer99]
Jun 09, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Was there ever an override for this? After remote starting, having to restart the engine is total waste of starter!