Sequoia: Available In USA Without Moon Roof?

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Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sequoia: Available In USA Without Moon Roof?

Being ergonomically challenged, I need that 2" of head room that
a moon roof eats up.

But every Sequoia I've seen so far has had a moon roof.

Are they just not importing them in without moon roofs?
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 07:13 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Apr 21, 11:17*am, "(PeteCresswell)" <x...@y.Invalid> wrote:
> Being ergonomically challenged, I need that 2" of head room that
> a moon roof eats up.
>
> But every Sequoia I've seen so far has had a moon roof.
>
> Are they just not importing them in without moon roofs?
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> PeteCresswell


The Sequoia is not imported. It is built here in the USA. I would
think the fleet sales person at your local dealership could find out
for you if the new Sequoia is available without a moon roof.
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 07:25 am   #3 (permalink)
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"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote in message
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> Being ergonomically challenged, I need that 2" of head room that
> a moon roof eats up.
>
> But every Sequoia I've seen so far has had a moon roof.
>
> Are they just not importing them in without moon roofs?


Sequoias are built in the US.

According to the Toyota web site, the Moon Roof is standard with
every model of Sequoia. Every single Sequoia I pulled up in the
Southeast included the Moon Roof. As far as I can tell, the Moon Roof
is packaged with different features for every single model of the
Sequoia. I tried configuring the cheapest possible Sequoia in both
North Carolina and California, and even when I selected no options, I
still got a Moon Roof. So I guess you are stuck with one. I wouldn't
want one either....

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Old 22 Apr 2010, 07:36 am   #4 (permalink)
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"Handyman" <sgt_az@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The Sequoia is not imported. It is built here in the USA. I would
> think the fleet sales person at your local dealership could find out
> for you if the new Sequoia is available without a moon roof.


I pulled up the generic Sequoia brochure available at the Toyota Fleet
site ( https://fleet.toyota.com/vehicles/sequoia.asp ), and it also
shows every models coming with the Moon Roof.

See http://www.toyota.com/sequoia/ebrochure.html and then pull up the
general brochure.

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Old 09 Jun 2010, 01:37 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote in message
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> Being ergonomically challenged, I need that 2" of head room that
> a moon roof eats up.
>
> But every Sequoia I've seen so far has had a moon roof.
>
> Are they just not importing them in without moon roofs?
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I'm curious, How tall are you? Most tall people just tilt the seat back.


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Old 09 Jun 2010, 03:08 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Rastamon" <rasta@dakine.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote in message
> news:57gus5hcbt5l088bm71u3c4rktkojten8n@4ax.com...
>> Being ergonomically challenged, I need that 2" of head room that
>> a moon roof eats up.
>>
>> But every Sequoia I've seen so far has had a moon roof.
>>
>> Are they just not importing them in without moon roofs?
>> --
>> PeteCresswell

>
> I'm curious, How tall are you? Most tall people just tilt the seat
> back.


But I like sitting upright and I don't like having a hole in the roof.
If I want open air motoring, I want a convertible (I've had six). I
have read far to many tales of horror regarding plugged moon roof
drain tubes, failed motors, stuck shades, etc to make it attractive to
me to pay for a hole in the roof that at best does nothing I want
while costing hundreds/thousands to buy. I suppose I could pull the
sun shade and pretend it wasn't there...at least until the drain holes
plug-up becasue I sometimes park under a tree, but I'd still be mad
about the missing head room.

Ed


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Old 09 Jun 2010, 08:34 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Per Rastamon:
>I'm curious, How tall are you? Most tall people just tilt the seat back.


6'5", not particularly long in the body, quite long-legged.

In addition to personal preference/comfort, I perceive safety
issues with tilting the seat back.

To wit:

1) When you crash, your body is slammed forward about 8" and
upward I-don't-know-how-many inches - but it's a good bit
as your bod pivots on your locked legs.

Lower Roof ==> Greater Chance Of Spinal Cord Injury.

Just my opinion, but it seems pretty obvious to me.

2) You lean back far enough and something called "submarining"
sets in when there's a crash. Instead of the straps
restraining you, your bod slides forward underneath them.

I do not know how much tilt is needed for that to happen,
but I don't like driving leaning back anyhow. The old Euro
"arms extended" driving position makes me tired after a few
hours. I find it more comfortable to have my hands on the
wheel and my elbows resting on the arm rests.

Maybe we get more cautious with age.

Now that I think about it... and recalling the time I rode
through Waikiki and back to Hickam Air Force base with one foot
on the front bumper, leaning into the engine room with the hood
on my shoulders, pouring gasoline into the carb of an engine
whose fuel pump had failed.....

We definitely get more cautious with age.... -)
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