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#9 of 29 No Regrets in buying Sequoia
Apr 26, 2010 (7:19 pm)
I picked up my New Sequoia in New Jersey March 6 2010 and drove it home to South Fla a couple days later. I was not able to order the vehicle from a Fla dealership as all 4 wheel drive Sequoias and Tundras only come with the E85 engines .This stupid rule applies to these vehicles that are sold in the 5 state area controled by South East Toyota. Neither Toyota Motor Sales USA or South East Toyota would tell me why I could not order the vehicle with the engine I wanted.
The vehicle drove fantastic and was a pleasure to drive. This is my second Sequoia and replaced my 2001 model that had 98,000 trouble free miles on it when I sold it to a private party. The new vehicle is larger than previous model, is easier to drive, has a bigger engine and gets a little better gas mileage 18.7mpg on a new engine. The 2001 model was the best vehicle I have ever owned and this one looks like it will be better than the previous one.
I am now approaching 3000 miles and the vehicle has just been great.
May 02, 2010 (9:23 am)
I've only had my Sequoia Platinum for a few days. I drove a Limited which I liked but I was having trouble justifying 56K for a SUV. I went to a different dealer and found the Platinum which they offered to take off the show room for me to test drive. I fell in love with the ride of the Platinum even though it listed for over 61K. I'm really impressed
I've always bought GM cars and trucks for both my home use and for my business but I refuse to buy "Government Motors". So far over the last year I've bought my first Ford Van and my first Toyota and I like them both. Good Bye GM
#11 of 29 Re: rides GREAT [treedriver]
May 03, 2010 (8:11 pm)
I gave up on ford and gm after I bought my first Toyota Sequoia in 2001. I have owned several fords and general motor products over the years and they just do not compare to the Toyota or Nissan product The 2010 Sequoia I bought in March of this year is just a pleasure to drive.
Good luck with your ford van the one I bought new was a night mare.
I agree with you, I would not buy a government motors car just out of principle. Gm and the government sure took care of the secured bond holders by stealing thier money. How can you trust a company that is involved in this kind of theft ??
#12 of 29 Re: Anyone regret buying a Sequoia? [chris217]
Aug 22, 2010 (11:05 am)
We have a 2010 MDX Tech and entertainment its awesome and is the wifes new ride. this is the highway cruiser, grocery getter and all around sweet ride.
we also have a 2002 sequoia sr5 with all the limited options except leather, 4x4. bought from the dealer with 65 miles on it. it is the undisputed heavy weight champion of the family. it has 130K on the clock and except for eating brakes while my wifes daily driver and needing tires a little more frequently than anything ive ever owned it is awesome. I can pull my neighbors house down with it, haul more crap on vacation than just about anything, run in the snow and through any storms, take it on the beach etc etc. its not my favorite veh ive ever owned but its the most competent all around veh ive ever had and it does tons of stuff really well. we are even getting ready to start dragging it behind a motor home. Dealer tries to buy it from me every time i take it in and tells me if i keep treating it this way my 7 year old will be driving it to college with no problem. buy it.
#13 of 29 Sequoia Second Row Seat Config w/Kids
Oct 04, 2010 (7:34 am)
My wife and I have two kids in car seats (4 yrs and 1.5yr) with another on the way. We are shopping for a full sized SUV to replace her VW Touareg (glad to be getting rid of the VW - German engineering is an oxymoron), and the Sequoia is at the top of the list. With a soon-to-have load of 3 kids in car seats we are trying to figure out the best seat configuration, particularly in the second row - she likes the idea of captains chairs with no center console because it looks more luxurious and allows for easier access to the third row, I think the 40/20/40 bench will be more useful in the immediate future and over time. So here are some questions for the group - and no, my wife doesn't want the minivan :
1. Can you fit three car seats across the second row of the Sequoia?
2. If a car seat goes in the third row, what's the most convenient placement for it, either outboard or in the middle?
If anyone has any other advice on a situation such as this, please share. Thanks!
#14 of 29 Re: Sequoia Second Row Seat Config w/Kids [juryandjudge]
Nov 16, 2010 (1:17 pm)
This is the one feature my wife and I HAD to have and what won us over on our Sequoia. My kids are now 9, 7 and 3, but when we purchased our Sequoia few years ago we had 2 in booster seats and 1 in an infant carrier. They all fit in the second row comfortably. There are 3 latch positions in the second row. That alone tells you that there is enough room.
Our Sequoia is a 2007 Limited with out the captain's chairs in the second row. I can only assume that the 2008 and newer have the same room you need.
Everytime my wife fills the 24 gallon tank she still does it with a smile and says "I love the Sequoia"
#15 of 29 Re: Anyone regret buying a Sequoia? [chris217]
Nov 17, 2010 (3:30 pm)
I now have over 26000 miles on my Platinum Sequoia and I'm more impressed each day. The only problem I've had so far is the back bumper melted around the tail pipe while towing a 7000lb trail in the summer heat. I'm being told that Toyota is in the process of fixing this problem. The Turning radius is truly amazing, it tuns tighter than my wife Impala! I think this truck has more power than it has sense. I average 15mpg with combined city/highway. The only change I'd like to see, would be a larger fuel tank. It currently has a 26 gallon tank which only gets me 300 mile or 160 while towing.
#18 of 29 No Regrets
Nov 21, 2010 (6:25 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.