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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV

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Excellent Choice
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By Schnauzer
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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With a need to haul people and tow a boat, big SUVs are my family's only option. I have spent a lot of time in all the competing big SUVs. With the changes brought to the Sequoia in 2008, I now feel it is the best vehicle in its class. Love the fold flat third row, and the ride and handling are as close to 'sportscar' as you can get in a big vehicle like this. The 'wish list' includes some gps/computer oddities but the engine/ride/handling/utility are unrivaled. The bluetooth/audio/temp controls on the steering wheel are excellent and totally negate the need to reach for the main controls strewn across the dash. Some gps/phone features are unavailable while driving in the name of safety


Best Features

All the most important categories are strengths for this SUV: Utility, ride, handling, towing, engine. Second to none. The tight turning circle makes this big SUV easy to park. The fold flat third row is a must for anyone who actually plans to put people back there. Excellent driving experience.


Worst Features

All my suggestions are "gadget" related. The GPS is much more expensive than an after-market gps but less intuitive to learn and worse yet: does an inferior job of navigating to destinations. Simply wont navigate on some secondary roads. They appear, but are unavailable. Proximity sensors = spotty.


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


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We all know how the Sequoia drives under normal conditions, but hook up a travel trailer and enjoy it even more. Our fully loaded Limited includes the air bag suspension which keeps the vehicle level without having to transfer additional weight to the front end. After a weekend outing to the Oregon Coast I was very impressed with the power this rig has. The combo with our 29' Tango was no match for climbing or descending the Oregon Coast Range. The transmission shifted with ease while in the tow mode and is simply a workhorse. The Sequoia handled better than any other truck / trailer combo I have driven over the last 15 years.


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Improve Toyota's navigation - my Garmin is much more informative.


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Excellent Car for a Large Family
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By Derek
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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We just purchased our Sequoia two weeks ago and love it. We shopped around and took a look at the Tahoe and Escalade to compare it to. The Escalade was about $25k more and a lot worse on the mpg. Workmanship of the Tahoe had a poor feel and look to it, not to mention poor resale value. We had a 2004 Toyota 4 Runner and loved it, but were running out of space and decided to move up to the big boy. We can actually fit 3 more adults into the Sequoia over the 4 Runner comfortably. We opted for the SR5 4 X 4 with most of the options that come on the Limited edition, but without the additional $$$. We actually paid a little less for the Sequoia then we did for the 4 Runner almost 5 years ago.


Best Features

The leather seats are plush and rear view camera is great. The second and third row seats have plenty of space for adults. The ride and gear shift with the 5.7 liter engine and six speed transmission is smooth. It's not a boat on the road and the steering, handling, and braking are very responsive.


Worst Features

Control panel should be angled more toward the driver to help those with a shorter reach, like my wife, get to the radio and other controls. Gas mileage could also be better, but again for an SUV of this size it's really good especially compared to other large SUVs.


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Doesn't Compare to the Competition
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By mjstariha
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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We recently let go of our 04 Suburban. Our concern was the loss of room. We knew from experience, our 04 simply did not have the craftsmanship to rival our new Sequoia's life expectancy. The features are well thought out and intuitive. The conveniences have become necessities so don't skimp on these if you appreciate luxury. We needed all the features plus the room so save the addt'l 10k stick w/ the limited. Very smooth ride, not sure if the 20" tires make a difference from standard 17", our Sequoia is fully loaded with all the accessories except two-driver seat memory and 4WD. A month in and the Sequoia has a piece of all 7 (includes 2 Great Danes) of our hearts


Best Features

Power at take off no drag, good steering control not loose like our last vehicle Parking assist, back up camera, and rear entertainment system, heated seats, JBL upgraded sound systems, window shades, automatic side view mirrors with turn signal.


Worst Features

When the rear entertainment system is down from the ceiling, it blocks rear view somewhat. Passenger side 8-12 way seat w/memory would be perfect.


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This Central Texas Family loves our LTD.
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By CourtneyL
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2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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We've had our Sequoia since July 08, approximately 5 months. We are a family of 4. My husband, myself, and our two children both under 4years. We purchased the limited, black exterior with tan interior. Our sequoia has everything except for nav and dvd. Things we love: interior roominess- we can fit two carseats, and a full sized adult in the second and third rows. This never happened in our old suv. All three rows recline. In the second row, each seat moves individually. So if the middle person wants to recline, they can do so without bothering the other two riders. My husband now wants to trade his corolla S for a similar riding Tundra!


Best Features

Window screens, light adjusting mirrors, power liftgate, power folding seats, reclining 3 rows, low tire pressure alert, roominess!, cupholders everywhere, get up and go!


Worst Features

Memory seating should be standard on a $49k vehicle. Mine does not have this. That is it, I'm otherwise very satisfied!


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