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Good SUV for the money
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By William
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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All SUVs are overpriced in my book, but if you need the size its a good purchase. Has good power. Not as much cargo room as one would expect. Rather noisy. I am average build and I feel like a midget trying to reach for everything. Person who decided where the heated seats button was placed should be shot. Solid feeling, makes one feel very safe. Well put together. Mileage is awful in general, but good in its class. "Toyota Quality" is overrated as I've had a rather long list of things that have had to be repaired (under warranty of course) like rear window, tire pressure gauge and rear wiper.


Best Features

Powerful engine, rather nimble for such a large vehicle. Seats 7 rather comfortably on moderate trips. Sooo many cup holders.


Worst Features

Better placement of buttons inside the cabin. Better job of blocking out outside noise. Automatic folding 3rd row.


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Nice vehicle
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By Momma3
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I really enjoy driving this vehicle. It handles nicely and has ample cargo room. Back seats fold up easily for addl cargo room. Gas mileage is poor, but I expected that when I bought it. Great car for 3 kids who can climb in the back and buckle themselves in. Comfort is so so. We also own a Chevy Suburban and take that on road trips due to more comfortable seats and additional leg room. Placement of DVD player is poor - located inside storage compartment between front driver and passenger seats. Must pull over to put in new movie if alone in front seat. Placement of seat warmer switches poor. They get turned on accidently all the time. Dash controls are designed well.


Best Features

Navigation system, seat warmers, power seats, power moonroof, love the exterior design, handles well on turns, excellent control when braking quickly.


Worst Features

Change switch location for seat warmers - they get turned on accidently quite often, dvd player location is not driver friendly. Make front seats roomier and more comfortable and increase leg room for driver.


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Off road machine
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By Ritchie
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I ended up pulling out two full-size trucks and a lincoln navigator out that were stuck in the snow. I am very impressed with its offroad capability. The differential lock is a great feature and it makes it almost impossible to stop. Awesome vehicle! Very glad I bought it!


Best Features

Offroad differential


Worst Features

none


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OH What a Failing
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By ronc
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Got rid of a Trailblazer. Picked the Sequoia for Toyota reliability. Almost immediately observed a problem with oil pressure. Dealer had no clue ("never seen that before"). Went to arbitration, corporate ultimately claimed - ready for this?- "they all do that." Aside from hoping the engine doesn't seize, it's a nice driving vehicle, well suited to its purpose. I want to get rid of it, though. Toyotas are good if you get a good one. If you get a bad one, be advised you're on your own.


Best Features

Roomy, good visibility, tourque, safety. Beats a minivan.


Worst Features

Tailgate is awkward and heavy. Heavy is good, but it needs better assist. Toyota's attitude that they never build a bad vehicle.


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Am I the Only One?
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By Texas Toyota
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The Sequoia is a beautiful SUV. We replaced a Suburban with it but unfortunately have been disappointed. The ride is not only rougher but the road noise is much louder. We replaced the factory tires hoping to reduce the road noise but that didn't help. The gas mileage is lower than advertised being consistently 13.6 MPG combined city/highway (about 17 - 18 MPG highway). Also, its braking distance seems longer. There were several little problems for the first six months. This is our first Toyota and I have not seen a big difference in quality or performance.


Best Features

The interior is nice and it has plenty of cup holders. The JBL sound system is good. The sun roof is water tight and it is quite.


Worst Features

The seat portion of the front seats are too short for my legs. It stops about mid-thigh. It would be more comfortable if it extended a few more inches. Deaden the road noise.


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