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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV

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Not bad but having VSC issues at 100K
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By Jim
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Just turned 100K for 2003 sequoia and pretty good truck. Have had a few recent issues with the VSC light and needed sensor replacements as well as timing belt at 90K for about $1500 but other then that, pretty reliable. I have four kids (two in college) and we use for trips back and forth. I hope to drive and put 250K miles...


Best Features

Nice ride on highway with fairly decent mileage of around 19/20mpg.


Worst Features

Fix small issues like gas gauge, vsc issues, power outlet covers that are broken.


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Toyota's not what they used to be?
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By Charles
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Overall the 2003 Sequoia is a very good family car, but lots of issues. Here is a list of problems and you'll see 3 of them are the same type of problem! 1) Inside door handle broke (was replaced while on warranty). 2) Gas gauge on the instrument panel is no longer working and reads empty when it is not. 3) Left rear passenger "Inside door handle" broke (not on warranty) 4) Back door window won't roll down 5) Right front passenger "Inside door handle" broke 6) Back door hatch "Handle" broke and now cannot open the back door at all. These door handles are just cheap plastic and would think Toyota should be replacing them by something stronger?


Best Features

Very good family car for a large family. Nice looking car.


Worst Features

Stronger door handles that DO NOT break when a child opens the door. These are heavy doors and Toyota makes them using cheap plastic instead of a metal type door handle. Better gas mileage. Smoother ride and tires that last longer.


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Nice reliable vehicle
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By ARW
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Great vehicle all around. No issues since the day I bought it. Just regular Maintenance. I would say the tires that came with the truck are junk. Soft rubber the promote smooth ride but they were gone after 28k. Switched to Bridgestone Revos (fantastic tires). Got 60k out of those and now working on the 2nd set.


Best Features

Comfort, reliability, looks.


Worst Features

1-Better tires from dealer. 2-I attempted to replace the foam in front cup holders. Toyota makes you buy entire cup holder console ($300+). Foam is not sold separate. Terrible planning from Toyota on this one. Wear items should be replaceable without having to replace parts that don't need it.


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Great Family Car
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By Robin
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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I have a 2003 Sequoia Limited with around 74,000 miles. I am the sole owner and have used this to haul children, dogs, trailers and boats up in the mtns. It was been a fantastic car for our family and I think the best "Large" SUV out there in terms of capacity. Even with the 3rd seat, you still have plenty of storage as opposed to many others (Expedition, Land Cruiser, Explorer, etc). The exterior styling still looks fresh after 5 years (I prefer it over the new ones) and I always feel very safe in my Sequoia. The only downside is the side storage compartment (needs a better closing mechanism) & of course fuel economy but unfortunately that is standard with large & small SUVs. :(


Best Features

Great visibility (no blind spots), styling, solid feel--great all around.


Worst Features

Side storage compartment in the rear of vehicle needs a more substantial closing mechanism. Was first thing to "wear out" and I have read this same criticism from others.


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Love my Sequoia
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By mommie
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


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We purchased our Sequoia used and love it. We have always wanted one and have no regrets. It isn't that bad on fuel as we had anticipated, not too bad at all. If your considering it, do it! I don't see how anyone wouldn't enjoy this vehicle. They look great, ride smooth and are very comfortable. Although, I would try to get a certified one. Not that you may have to use it because the quality seems outstanding, but it's better to be safe. you can never go wrong purchasing a Toyota!


Best Features

The look, design!


Worst Features

None come to mind.


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