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Nice car for family
Pros: Power seats and nice stereo system
Cons: Sunglasses compartmentsSelling this car because kids are grown and they want their own car.this car has been my family car and we enjoyed it and now is time for a small car just for the wife. Great car with almost brand new tires
Pros: Smooth / quiet ride.... also the 2nd row bucket seats w/center console... great for your teenage children.
Cons: Would prefer center console shifter rather than on steering column.
Advice: The fully loaded limited is difficult to find. So, when you do find it... grab it! If you must wait for the dealer to get one in... it will be worth it.After researching, shopping and driving. We did weeks of comparison of many SUVs. We had it narrowed down to the Nissan Armada or Toyota Sequoia. They seemed very similar in many aspects but the Sequoia, without a doubt had much less road noise and drove much smoother.
Pros: Build quality and the new (282hp) engine.
Cons: The Sequioa needs better brakes.
Advice: Don't get taken by the horsepower wars. Consider the total vehicle before deciding.I purchased an 05 SR5 with cloth interior, sunroof, tow and JBL packages. I would have liked leather but couldn't find it on a SR5 Model. I selected the 05 model over getting a better deal on a left over 04. The reason being, more powerful engine (282 HP V 240 HP) and new for 05 - the 5 speed transmission. I never did get a chance to drive an 04 SR5 but I did drive a 04 4Runner with the V8 and it seemed quite a bit slower than the 05 SR5 Sequoia!My overall mileage seems to be about 15mpg on regular unleaded.
Pros: Looks, refinement and reliability
Advice: BUY ITI have a 2001 Toyota Sequoia I purchased in November 2000. Absolutely the best rig I have ever had. It has been in the worst off-road conditions imaginable in Montana and nothing could beat it. I have had ford pick-ups, chevy suburbans and Toyota Land Cruisers in the Mountains of Montana. Nothing is as stable as the Sequoia. Power could be better on the highway but Toyota seems to take pride in under powered SUV's. The Lexus Flagship LX470 for $70K only has 230HP? Toyota should be utterly ashamed. A little more power would be helpful and a little better road handiling but this rig is S-M-O-O-T-H and quiet in all circumstances and has the best MPG in its class. Now I want a Lexus based on the Sequoia platform wuith too much HP. In addition, I payed $35K in 11/2000 and the rig still books(NADA Trade-in) for $24K 4 years and 70K miles later? Beat that.
Pros: The looks
Cons: The vibration at higher speeds.
Advice: Great vehichle, expect a rougher ride at higher speeds.I love the looks of the vehichle. It handles very well in tight spaces offering very good visuals of sides and back for such a big vehicle. The power of the Sequoia is very good and speeds up very quick for its size, yet it is a bit jerky on the gas pedal and sometimes hesitant. The ride is great unless I am on some highways and I hit 70 mph, then I seem to get a big vibration throughout the cab. I do not know if this is normal or not, but I see the seat move side to side and it is annoying. I also love the cargo space and the fact I can take my family and friends places and I have both the space and power to feel comfortable.
Pros: new 282 hp engine, reliability
Advice: If the 2004 Sequoia was on your list, the 05' model will not disappoint you.The 2005 Sequoia with 282 hp is a great improvement over the 2004 model especially in the power department. The extra 40 hp or so makes some noticeable difference in acceleration. Overall the vehicle is quiet and civilized on the road. The new engine claims better gas mileage but i am yet to notice that, probably becuase I am yet to break-in the engine (2005 Sequoia 4x2 SR5 Leather, sunroof, side signal mirror upgrade).
Pros: Dual A/C with temperture control
Cons: gas milage
Advice: If you want value for your money buy a Toyota!Handles great!! I travel 120 miles per day over orteaga hwy california its very winey and traffic can be heavy during am and pm. response to cornering is firm and you have a feeling of safty and control. exceleration is very responsive when needed. The appoinments are well throgh out like a dual visor for sun at sunset or rise, an extention visor helps keep out sun rays that may blind you. the luxury leather seating is more confortable than a Mercedes SUV. I parked beside a Mercedes SUV and was more impressed with my Sequoia than the mercedes. The quality is ovious and the appoitments speak for themselfs. I tend to invest in a vehicle and expect quality and reliability because I plan on keeping my vehicle for at least 10 years and want a vehicle that will keep on keeping on. The Sequoia speaks of longivity. I purchased a 1999 Dodge Durango 'New' and It fell apart at 70,000 miles. I will never go astray again as Toyata has been the best value for the buck. I had own several Toyota's before and received good value for the Money! ' Like the add used to say get your hands on a Toyota and you will never let go!