Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#20 of 29 Re: No regrets [expat3]
Jan 03, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Yes, I have regrets. The transmission is an issue. Before I purchased another Toyota I would investigate the model for any transmission issues. These repairs can be expensive when not covered under warranty.
#21 of 29 4.6L Engine in a Platinum
Jan 24, 2012 (10:43 am)
Has anyone tried to order the smaller 4.6L engine in a Platinum series model? I just don't want the 5.7L gas hog. 12 MPG in town just isn't good enough. If you get a lesser model (Limited or Base), I believe the 4.6L is an option, but not on the Platinum. I kind of like the Sequoia for size and capability, but will move to a Lexus GX 460 if I can't get the right sized engine. The Lexus has the 4.6L engine and basically a 4 Runner all dolled up in Lexus dress.
#22 of 29 Re: Anyone regret buying a Sequoia? [treedriver]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:24 am)
Your mileage statement doesn't make any sense. You say you get 15 MPG avg, but only get 300 miles out of a 26 gallon tank. If you do the math that's only 11 MPG. Also what are you towing, to cut your MPG in half?
#23 of 29 Re: Sequoia Second Row Seat Config w/Kids [juryandjudge]
Jul 04, 2012 (6:49 am)
We bought a new 2002 Limited in October of 2001. The truck has just over 215,000 miles on it now and looks/runs great. We grew out of a 4Runner when kid #3 arrived and the Sequoia had no problem with 3 car seats across the 2nd row.
The only issue we ever had with the vehicle was with the front brakes and rotors, our mechanic thought they were undersized for the weight of the truck. Other than that, it's been a great rig. We live in Alaska and it does great getting up and down the mountain we live on in some nasty winter weather.
Looking forward to hitting 300K on the odometer.
Jul 21, 2012 (3:33 am)
I have a 2012 Platinum and have absolutely no regrets. Granted I've only had it a few months, but I've already put 5,000 miles on it. I've been saving for years to buy a new vehicle by paying cash so I put a lot of time into looking at all the different options out there. Each time we looked at something different, my wife and I kept going back to the Sequoia. I've been a Honda person all my life and really wanted to like the Pilot or MDX, but they just weren't big enough (Honda....why don't you make a large SUV???). I'm expecting long term this will be a great vehicle with great reliability.
I will say if you are at all concerned about gas mileage, then this is not the vehicle for you. We get anywhere from 14 - 18 MPG depending on how fast we are driving. I actually expected the mileage to be worse so I'm happy with what I'm seeing.
#25 of 29 Do not buy one with Entune
Nov 28, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I like my 2012 sequoia, but HATE the entune system. I would seriously avoid the entune system as 80% of the time, it is unusable due to glare issues. I have adjusted the contrast and brightness to no avail. I contacted the dealership and Toyota directly but they offered minimal solutions all of which i had tried. (ie purchasing an anti-glare screen and adjusting the contrast.) They even told me to move my seat forward and back OR get an aftermarket tint on the front window (which is illegal in california).
So basically, thats it. They said i can swap out the system if i want but at my own cost. After spending $3K more for the Entune system upgrade, i am not going to spend another 3K on a new system!
So here i am with a navigation that i can't use 80% of the time in the daylight.
#27 of 29 Would there be problems purchasing 2004 with 105,000 miles?
Jul 09, 2013 (9:42 am)
We are looking to purchase a used Sequoia but we are having problems finding one locally that has lower mileage. There is one for sale that is a 2004 with 105,000 miles on it. The guy said the timing belt has already been changed and there are no problems with it. He wants around $11,000 for it. We are so undecided on whether even going to look at it or trying to find something else but we are needing something soon. Is 105,000 miles a lot for a Sequoia and with that many miles, is it likely that major things will start going wrong with it? We want to eventually use it to pull a travel trailer which would be in the range of 5000-6000 pounds. We also want it to last for several years too. Any suggestions?
#28 of 29 Re: Would there be problems purchasing 2004 with 105,000 miles? [zinger60]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2013 (10:06 am)
For any used car, it's a good idea to have your own independent mechanic check it out. And it's nice to be able to see maintenance records and get a Carfax or AutoCheck or one of the other reports that tracks lemons and accidents.
And don't pay too much - you can appraise a used car here by going to the Used Car tab above and drilling down to the Sequoia. It's unlikely that the condition is any better than "clean" when you appraise it.
100k miles for a "ten year old" car is a bit below average. I guess that's good.
#29 of 29 Sequoia Owner "happy"
Nov 27, 2013 (9:03 am)
Our 02' Limited 2 rwd .... has 207,000 trouble free miles. The only service work is brake pads every 50,000 - 60,000. Tires about 80,000+ and oil changes (synthetic) every 6,000, Transmission flush and changes at 90,000. Feels like it will run 500,000.