Last post on Nov 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#18 of 25 No Regrets
Nov 21, 2010 (7:25 pm)
I have 12,000 miles on this beast and it is one great truck. The gas mileage on the highway averages 17mpg and 19mpg when I am not forced to buy gas with 10% ethanol.The mileage also improves when I drive under 70mph.
The ride and comfort is worth the increased cost in gas.The vehicle has plenty of room and is pleasure to drive on long trips. The turning radius as mentioned in the above post is amazing.
#19 of 25 No regrets
Dec 12, 2011 (4:25 am)
Bought the wife's 2003 limited new & apart from the rear latch issues it has never had a problem, & she still drives it daily.
It has 148,000 great safe miles. She is 98lbs 4ft 11" and loves her truck.
We bought a Used 2005 limited for our youngest daughter (our first two kids preferred 4runners).
The 2005 has had the same back latch issues but apart from that nothing but the usual servicing, brake pads, and tires. We own our own shop so we do all the usual servicing ourselves.
The 2005 now has 90,000 miles but on a recent trip of 1800 miles it didn't burn
any oil & ran well even though we were stuck in heavy slow New York city traffic
You can't kill these trucks & we have sworn off the Big 3.
We constantly have trucks from other manufacturers in for expensive repairs, as we do the smaller vehicles our friends buy their kids to save on gas. Some of
these gas efficient cars are in constantly!!!!!! However, Iam impressed with a Lexus GS350 we service with 249,000 miles on it!!!
#20 of 25 Re: No regrets [expat3]
Jan 03, 2012 (5:19 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 25 4.6L Engine in a Platinum
Jan 24, 2012 (11:43 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 25 Re: Anyone regret buying a Sequoia? [treedriver]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:24 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 25 Re: Sequoia Second Row Seat Config w/Kids [juryandjudge]
Jul 04, 2012 (7:49 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 (4:33 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 25 Do not buy one with Entune
Nov 28, 2012 (5:22 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.