by Arvella on Oct 9, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
My Sequoia is wonderful. I purchased it in April 2006 and it had 36,000 miles on it. I have had to pay only for oil changes. I rotate the tires every other oil change. I now have 83k miles and I have purchased a battery. I will purchase tires this winter for the first time. Gas is expensive. When you drive a V8 gas is expensive. You can not purchase a more reliable SUV. You get what you pay for. It rolls on the freeway like ice. It is smooth. If you like heavy vehicles this is the truck for you. Its very classy and stylish. I have five children and we ride very comfortable. So do all of your research when you are getting ready to purchase a SUV. You will be satisfied with a Sequoia.
by Prefers Harleys on Oct 22, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
Bought new in 2002 and now have 110K miles on vehicle with little problems. After 2 years, rear window got REAL sluggish, so we left it up for a year afraid it would break. Toyota told us they had replaced a lot of motors. Waited one year, did nothing, works fine now. Too big to really go brush busting but wife likes it. I prefer my 1985 Land Cruiser. Parking brake stinks and truck lurchs forward after applying brake on slight incline. 3 weeks after brake service can drive 55 mph with parking brake on before realizing it's on. Sister bought an 06, no parking brake problem. Mileage improved after 100K. Now we get 16.6 mpg in Georgia. Only get 6 mpg pulling 3500 pound boat though.
by 4dfmbz on Aug 14, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
i bought my seq used it was a 2002 sr5 with all bells! My only concern is the brakes. I have had to replace pads twice in one year and rotors once. I do drive quiet a bit. I bought the car with 23k it has 63K in a little over a year. But the car is a joy to drive, very smooth, like the lexus. Had to replace battery, I left on the lights, tires, and brakes.. The car is defint reliable. I would def by another. But only used. The gas will murder your wallet. At aound 3.00 a gallon, you're looking at 85.00 to fill. Brakes run about 200-400, tires are 500.00. So we are buying a smaller car for commuting purposes. The SUV will be for trips and weekends only.
by sandman91b on Oct 16, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
Since my wife and I are both 6'3" and
have 3 children we have been thru the
ropes with Ford and Chevy both. After
owning my Malibu for 4 months I swore
I'd never own another Chevy or Ford
product. I did get wrangled into test
driving a Trailblazer EXT. During the
test drive the 4WD went out and the
side window got stuck in an open
condition. That was the end of that. I
did alot of review reading on several
vehicles and it took me to Toyota. I
went out to the dealer and test drove
the Highlander(way too small for 5)
then the 4Runner(just a hair to small)
then we climbed into the Sequoia. It
was a match made in heaven.
My dad has a Camry..300,000+.
by dalex on Jul 29, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
While the truck has performed well
generally and is great in snow and
rain, but there have been inumerable
other "minor mechancial failures" such
as power locks, windows and antena's
all needing repairs as well other
other issues. The problem...? These
items are out of warantee and should
not be breaking on a 2.5 yr old truck
and have cost over $2,000 to repair.
Toyota should come up with fold flat
middle and rear seats. While they fold
down, they do not fld flat and are
cumbersome to remove from the truck
and as a result take up considerable
storage room when carrying cargo. Also
the engine is slightly under powered.
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