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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV

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Comfort Cruiser and its a Toyota!
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By Loftonfan
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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A good all around vehicle. Have owned this vehicle for a little over a year and the only thing I have had to do is change the oil twice. It drives so smooth that you had better use the cruise or you will be seeing the cherries and berries in the auto-dimming rear view mirror. The sound system puts the Bose in my Acura to shame. Easy to install a receiver hitch and wire harness for a do it yourselfer. Enough power to haul a built up CJ-5 and a massive carhauler over Vail and Eisenhauer Passes at the speed limit. The rear seats all have plenty of room for even the tallest passengers. The center console is huge! Can have two mountain bikes with the front wheels off standing in the rear


Best Features

The clean, elegant lines of a this sophisticated looking SUV. The quality of the interior makes the Tahoe/Yukon and Expedition feel cheap. Drives like a luxury yacht-smooth and steady. 18 mpg for a V-8! Plenty of power. Room for the extended family. LATCH for child seats. 3rd row easy out/in.


Worst Features

Two things - first, the little plastic plugs that cover some of the screws in the plastic trim - where did they go? They just disappear and are seldom found to be replaced. The second and by far most irritating is the outside mirrors vibrate as you drive making it difficult to see and use mirrors.


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Good SUV But Needs Improvement
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By Bob
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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I purchased a first model year Sequoia new. The vehicle handles great in snow. The high road clearance and 4 wheel drive will get you through any weather condition except icing conditions. The front and second row seats are comfortable for adults. The third row seats are only suitable for kids. I don't think that the reliability is up to what you should expect from Toyota or a vehicle costing just under 50K. The brake computers went and it took three weeks for Toyota to figure out how to repair it. My 4-wheel drive just died. The throttle computer broke. I have had to spend about $3,500 a year for the last two years in repairs. Interior creature comforts are lacking


Best Features

All weather ability. Plenty of interior room.


Worst Features

1) Lighter easier to remove third row seats. 2) Driver seat memory. 3) Move the door mirror control from between the front seats to the driver's door. Ladies place their handbags between the seats and the mirrors move. 4) Offer a backup camera or radar system. 5) Improve rear storage bin cover.


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GREAT SUV FOR THE PRICE
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By Lisa
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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We bought this car the month it came out! Except for some early brake problems (which the dealership changed for free a few times), the car has been totally reliable, has a nice perky pickup for the monster it is (6,000lbs), and is much roomier than the Lexus 470 or the other same-size options. I would have liked fold-flat third-row seats and a DVD system in the rear for the kids, but as I only really use the second row of seats every day, it's not a big deal.


Best Features

The body shape. The color (silver). The pickup.


Worst Features

A real metal bumper would be nice, considering how many people bump into me (have replaced bumpers 3 times--none my doing)! Front and rear-bumper sensors would also be an improvement. DVD players and better sound system might be nice. Fold-down-flat third row seats. An XL version with more space!


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2001 Sequoia owner
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By brian
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Love it! It has been a perfect vehicle for family of 2 kids and a dog.


Best Features

Very agile and has a pretty soft ride for something so big


Worst Features

Creature comforts need to catch up to others in it's class.


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What happened to Toyota
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By smyroad
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Five years of ownership, 100,000+ miles. Front suspension broke with no warning (not a recall). VSC randomly malfunctions. Rear door handle snapped off. Interior plastic pieces pop off like popcorn. Rear cargo compartment door won’t stay closed. Radio/CD Player sounds like a close-n-play. Emergency brake that requires adjustment every 1,000 miles. Brakes squeal when backing up – Service Department calls it Normal. Constant steering input required to keep it straight ahead – even on calm days. At a stop the transmission kicks forward. Feels like someone bumped the rear. Alarm sounds 50% of the time when unlocking the doors. To many to list here.


Best Features

4WD Low moves through the snow as if it did not exist. Easy access to rear seating. Seating for 8. Integrated garage door opener. Power adjustable drivers seat. Ease of removing/folding rear and middle seating. Nice looking SUV.


Worst Features

Make heating controls operable without having to focus attention on the LCD screen as you page through the options using the mode button. Make “Humble” a desired attribute at the service counter.


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