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Old 04-27-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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Getting ready to buy my wife a new(to her) SUV in the next couple of months. My requirements are 4x4, bucket seats in 2nd row, and reliable. Her requirements are a radio and that it drives forwards and backwards. Sheís currently in a 2011 Expedition and I hate the vehicle. The ride is way too spongy and bouncy and the steering is sensitive to a fault. Iím trying to decide if a Toyota Sequoia or a Tahoe/ Suburban. Any input on reliability of one over the other?


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Old 04-27-2019, 02:06 PM   #2
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Out of those two I’d go Tahoe things are slick real slick with bigger tires and leveling kit
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:11 PM   #3
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Sequoia. Toyota reliability and resale value


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Old 04-28-2019, 08:09 AM   #4
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Any input from anyone else? I know plenty of you have SUV-driving soccer moms living in your house.


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Old 04-28-2019, 08:17 AM   #5
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My wife has a 2017 Tahoe z71 with 4” lift and 34’s on rockstar rims, that she absolutely loves.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:21 AM   #6
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My wife loves Tahoe’s, but I’m a Toyota man! Either one would be good, but hard to beat the reliability of a Toyota.
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:30 AM   #7
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GM dominates the SUV market. There is a reason. Toyota? Lol. Um, no.

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Old 04-28-2019, 10:24 AM   #8
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Toyota if you were looking at a land cruiser , but I would pick a GM product over a sequoia
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:31 AM   #9
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Iím on my third Tahoe. 199K and running great. Looking for another.
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:16 AM   #10
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Only knock on Toyota is creature comfort for me, interior is certainly not going to stand up to a Denali or similar. Though the reliability is unquestionable.


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Old 04-28-2019, 11:37 AM   #11
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I think the odds are best going with Toyota. But, GM stuff is nothing to sneeze at either.

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Old 04-28-2019, 12:06 PM   #12
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Mrs Artos is a GM fan...99 Tahoe, 05 Suburban & 15 Tahoe.

Hoping she chooses the RST model whenever the next go comes around.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:12 PM   #13
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Sit in a Sequoia before considering them. My mom drives a 16’ Platinum, and I can’t stand to drive it. I’m only 6’0”, and it feels like I’m sitting with the steering wheel to my chest. I couldn’t imagine how uncomfortable it would be to drive it if I was any taller. It’s a great vehicle other than that though.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:41 PM   #14
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Sit in a Sequoia before considering them. My mom drives a 16í Platinum, and I canít stand to drive it. Iím only 6í0Ē, and it feels like Iím sitting with the steering wheel to my chest. I couldnít imagine how uncomfortable it would be to drive it if I was any taller. Itís a great vehicle other than that though.


Luckily, weíre both about 5í9Ē.

Iíve had a lot of folks recommend a Honda Pilot too, I just donít know if I can talk her into something mid-size.

We need to spend a weekend window shopping in the next couple of weeks I guess.


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Old 04-28-2019, 12:41 PM   #15
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Sequoia. Toyota reliability and resale value


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For sure. Get on CARMAX and compare prices of used ones and youíll quickly see the Toyota value holding better Iíd bet.
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:26 PM   #16
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You lost me when Chevy was considered in a “reliability” requirement


I find all the check engine lights to be distracting myself
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:46 PM   #17
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Wonder about the cost of maintenance on that sequoia ?
Btw We have 3 Toyotas a Chevy and an Acura.
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:52 PM   #18
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We got my wife a 2015 Yukon XL loaded out. We were left unimpressed after having it for a while. It just felt cheap and unresponsive. We’ve since put her in a QX80 and man what a difference. She may be in an Infiniti from here on out and even I like to drive that rocket ship.

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Old 04-28-2019, 05:53 PM   #19
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Check out the gmc Denali suburban or Chevy Tahoe... both pretty good
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:58 PM   #20
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Never get a Ford explorer. My wife had one and a few years ago literally had a water pump go bad and it trashed the engine by dumping water into the oil pan.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:06 PM   #21
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Another vote for a tahoe. My wife loves her 2018. I dont drive it much except for long road trips. Great fuel mileage and very comfortable ride.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:54 PM   #22
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No way Iím paying the prices they are asking for a Chevy SUV these days. If Iím spending $70-$80k it ainít gonna be in a Chevy.


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Old 04-28-2019, 10:08 PM   #23
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No way Iím paying the prices they are asking for a Chevy SUV these days. If Iím spending $70-$80k it ainít gonna be in a Chevy.


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Trust me, Iím not either. Iím buying something used. Canít stomach the prices of most new vehicles these days.


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