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Can't match it....
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By Dr Val
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Loving it all the way!!!


Best Features

Styling (purchased special limited edition with billet grille, special bumper and skid plate; available only in Tampa and LA). Sweet ride :)


Worst Features

Gas mileage... that's nothing new I am sure :(


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Smooth as silk
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By SK
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I own an 03 SR5 Rwd, and the 05 is my 2nd Sequoia for a reason. I love the quality of the vehicle. It's super safe (saved me OTHER drivers' mistakes on a number of occasions), and is the surprisingly agile! The whole 'no chime for lights on' issue is alleviated by the fact that: a. you can turn your lights off by pressing the lock button on the keyless keyfob twice (light had to have been on while driving; if you turn the lights on after the car is off, it will stay on), and b. the lights turn off automatically under the same circumstances if the truck is off and the door has been closed. I think the timer is at about 30 seconds.


Best Features

I loved the torque of the 03, but the 05 took it up another notch. With a set of JBA headers and exhaust, the truck will have close to 300hp at the wheels. Other things: power tailgate window, moonroof, stability control features, looks, and overall comfort...


Worst Features

Hmmmm.. My 03 tires went quickly at about 32K miles. The JBL 6-disk changer quality is questionable (swallowed CDs and had to be sent out to CA to get the extracted). I wonder if they can make third row seats fold into the floor? Toyota needs to issue a recall on the crappy dealership service reps!


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excellent
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By Melissa Hinzo
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This car has exceeded my expectations by far. I feel safe, have room for eight adults and don't spend a fortune in gas. My Jeep Cherokee V-6 uses more gas than my Sequoia. I love it, and would highly recomend anyone to buy this SUV.


Best Features

The air bags (there are so many) it makes me feel safe.


Worst Features

make a built in car seat for toddlers Crysler makes them in their vans and I would love to have them in the Sequoia. It would make business better.


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Best SUV
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By susan
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Owned since Dec. and love everything about it! Comfortable seating for everyone and great looks! It's like driving in your lazy boy...this suv is awesome!


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The Sequoia vs The Armada
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By Gerald
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Went from a Previa to the Sequoia. We consider Armada a great vehicle with great acceleration (0-60 is 1.5 secs faster than Sequoia and fold away seats and bold styling. Armada's brake issue was troublesome though. Chose Sequoia last minute for the smooth, quiet ride and the Toyota reliability (despite a more conservatively styled exterior and 20hp less). Armada is great if you tow and have time to spend at the shop to remedy the brakes. The Sequoia is the ULTIMATE minivan substitute if comfort, dependability, gas mileage, and interior space/flexibility are paramount(rear seat splits while Armada's is one-piece). There are more things standard on Sequoia than the brochure indicates.


Best Features

Roll down tailgate window, front and rear auto climate control, dual powered seats, footwell light for driver, tire pressure monitor, rattle/squeek free ride that's hushed. The engine performs at a low growl under heavy acceleration. Height control air suspension is neat.


Worst Features

Gas mileage is fine but if Toyota could make it better, all would be great. Standard automatic lights, power folding mirrors on SR5, and standard electrochromatic rearview mirror would be appreciated, as in the Armada.


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