Cons: "Sensors for traction control is factory defect."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"Toyota refuses to admit the problem. I have replaced the same right rear twice in 4 years for $700 each time and the idiot light is back on again and mechanic says there is nothing wrong. Ghosts in computer system I was told. I have since talked to several Sequoia owners and they have the same issue. I will trade soon."
Cons: "faulty lift gate if you live on a dirt road"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My husband & I bought this SUV 7 years ago with 80,000 miles on it. We live on a dirt road and do lots of exploring on primitive dirt roads, the car has been wonderful with one exception. the rear lift gate has broken 4 times, and it can cost up to $700.00 to replace. This is the Achilles heal of this model (2001 - 2007) and supposedly Toyota has come up with a fix. Dust gets in the lock and it breaks (not a good thing for an off road vehicle). However, we loved this car so much we just bought another one, this time 2007, same style and love it too, they are very well built, and we love the styling of this older style."
Pros: "Reliable. Nice pick-up. Room for a family of five"
Cons: "Poor gas milage and battery life."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"We are a family of five. This has been a wonderful family car for eight years. We bought it certified used from a Toyota dealership. It has taken us on thousands of miles of vacations. Our current Toyota dealership has been very supported. However, the original dealership had convinced us to roll in a bunch of after market warranties into our loan; all of which turned out to have exaggerated claims. With Toyota's help (and a lot of patients), we were able to get our warranty money back.
Here are my complaints about the SUV (which are minor)
Our biggest challenge with the SUV has been the life of it's battery. Leaving on the interior light one night will drain the battery. Also there is no warning if you leave the lights on and remove the key from the ignition (like in most other cars). Finally, the logic behind the car alarm is stupid. If you disable the alarm and lock the door, then the alarm will automatically reengage. For example, once I left Granma in the car with sleeping babies (so I could get get some milk). I turned off the alarm and she locked the doors. When she opened the door for some air, the alarm startled awake three sleeping babies."