1st generation Sequoias still represent one of the best SUVs deals on the market today. The way they handle with responsive steering, solid and reliable V8 power, truly impressive cargo room and overall cabin quality comfort and equipment make them both technologically and aesthetically (that truck design ages very well) still current. Try a 2003 Expedition back to back with a Sequoia and all these built in attributes and inherent qualities manifest themselves immediately. Floating and approximate VS tight and concise. On the cons side: brake pedal effort is considerable to bring the Sequoia to a halt, especially in city driving. While nimble, this full size SUV has considerable mass to move around and that fact can never really be escaped. As a result it eats up brakes quicker than smaller sized SUVs. Also watch out for overly sensitive VSC, I had to change ABS sensors more than once on mine. And of course, the elephant in the room: the V8 drinks, but all things considered it remains conservatively efficient overall (13 MPG city and 18 MPG highway, not bad to get an all terrain 128 cu. ft. cargo hauler).