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WORST Toyota
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By masterdoc
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Now with 34,000 miles, plastic trim falling inside and outside, rubber insulation on tailgate peeled off, engine with wheezing noise in the dash that 3 dealers can't find a solution for it, awful! Dealer interaction - bad - my other cars are 2008 Mercedes CLS, 2010 Audi S5 and 2005 Hummer H2 - by far this is the worst automotive I have owned! Planning to trade it in for either MB GL320TDI or Audi Q7 this fall! Even the recall repair required 2 visits! I guess the golden era for Toyota is over!


Best Features

DESIGN - best SUV design inside and out!


Worst Features

BUILD QUALITY, reliability and dealer respect for problems


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A beast
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By kbert
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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I traded in a station wagon to get the Sequoia. With 3 kids, a spouse, a nanny, and a dog, I figured we really needed something bigger than mid- size/large SUVs like the M-B GL, Toyota Land Cruiser, or Land Rover LR- 3. After owning it for over a year, I was sort of right-- the Sequoia is a dream for family trips with lots of luggage. But, we only do those a 2-3 times a year! The Sequoia is nice for carting kids and sports equipment around, but a smaller SUV could do that too (though with the Seqouia, large/long items like skis and bikes can just be put inside without concern). In sum, it's just a bit too big for my taste and 99%-of-the-time needs. Family loves it though.


Best Features

Space for long family trips; rear DVD; adjustable and wide second row; comfortable on highway


Worst Features

I have almost given up using the nav system -- it's so cumbersome compared to the one in my Audi A6; the dashboard plastic is thin and cheap (glove box is shockingly bad); Toyota should try to make the next one less long and not as tall (reduce size/width of hood, e.g.); engine is too rough/course.


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Interstate Cruiser
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By navintel
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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The Sequoia is a great interstate cruiser, comfortable,easy to drive and plenty of power when you need it. Plenty of room for people and cargo and got 21.1 mpg going from Delaware to AZ. I have taken it off-road several times with no problems.


Best Features

Great engine and the 6-speed trans is excellent for long distance driving.The engine loafs at 75 mph...


Worst Features

For a vehicle that listed at $39,000,it should have lights on the vanity mirrors.


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Best Large SUV out there.
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By mg
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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If you have a chance to drive this, please do. I found it much more enjoyable and responsive than any of the large SUVs out there. I know Toyota has been hit with reliability issues, but it is Toyota...they will resolve it. I hope to drive this thing to the ground...and should be able too, but right now I only put about 4000 miles a year on this beast.


Best Features

The bluetooth handsfree phone. The streering wheel also just feels right.


Worst Features

Better visibility for the side view mirrors. I wish they just put the larger Tundra mirrors on it or the Ford crew cab like mirrors. I added 2 small blind sport mirrors to improve the visibility


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Great for travel and always reliable
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By AJC
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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This is a nice ride even on rough roads. The 4WD allows me to get in and out of just about anywhere. Great for travel and always reliable. I owned a land rover before this and I only miss the heated front windshield. This has more plastic than my 06 which makes the interior look cheep for a SUV of this price. The seats in my 06 are more comfortable for a small person...especially on the passengers side.


Best Features

Driving Experience.


Worst Features

Heated front windshield-standard. Get rid of all the plastic. The seats are terrible for small people.


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