"Bought a Limited 4X4 in 2004. This is the first gen version and has been improved on in the new generation, however, I've found that my Sequoia has been very comfortable, roomy, and able to haul my ski boat 400 miles without much sweat.
With no boat and just the four of us and our ridiculous volume of "necessities" for a trip from Northern to Southern California we got 17MPG on the original stock tires at 70-75 Miles Per Hour. I was amazed! When I changed tires though my mileage dropped 3-4 miles per gallon. So tires really do make a difference in gas mileage.
The overall quality has been good compared to the Ford I owned previously. I've never had any problems with the Sequoia, zero, zip, nada, nix, nyet. However, some of the internal plastic pieces that cover metal have been kicked off or don't fit perfectly, but this is a minor annoyance as the pieces snap back into place.
The structure is relatively solid for a body on frame after 53,000 miles no squeaks or rattles...great compared to my previous Ford. There are no leaks The leather has stayed in nice condition, and the ride has stayed very comfotable. On my Ford I had to replace the shocks after 15K miles...geez.
So, yeah, I'd buy another, I wish the new Sequoia's wern't so large and actually the Land Cruiser is a better size for us, but they are ridiculously expensive, especially in California where you can't buy one that isn't loaded with a sticker of about $74,000.
So, I am getting close to the point where I want to replace mine, but I'm kinda wanting a slightly smaller SUV than the new Sequoia, but I need to tow my boat so...Hmm, I'll have to think about it.
Anyway, I can recommend the Sequoia."
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