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Old 25th August 2007, 12:45   #1
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Hey Guys,

I was in chennai last week and spotted this



really did not know about this vehicle and more over this was a left hand drive vehicle. Probably some Phirang using it and the number also seems different (probably US embassy guys using it). I'm now checking the toyota site for more about the vehicle
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Old 25th August 2007, 12:53   #2
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yup looks like an embassy vehicle. shouldnt the US embassy be using hummers or jeeps?
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nice find laxminarayan. the car is indeed a counsulate car and that is why it is a left hand drive. the sequoia is a varient of the landcruiser with a little compact body. it shares most parts with the landcruiser, you could call it a landcruiser on a diet.

cheap deal the cars are not owned by the counsulate but by individuals who work in the counsulate. they bring cars of their own choice that the own abroad. so basically where ever they get transferred their cars go with them.

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Are not embassy number plates blue ????

They are at least in Delhi.
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Are not embassy number plates blue ????

They are at least in Delhi.
embassy plates in delhi are blue but other places yellow
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i dont think 8cc is us embassy? or is it different in all states?
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nice find laxminarayan. the car is indeed a counsulate car and that is why it is a left hand drive. the sequoia is a varient of the landcruiser with a little compact body. it shares most parts with the landcruiser, you could call it a landcruiser on a diet.

cheap deal the cars are not owned by the counsulate but by individuals who work in the counsulate. they bring cars of their own choice that the own abroad. so basically where ever they get transferred their cars go with them.
Wrong ! Sequoia dosent share anything with he Landcruiser. Its an SUV based on the Toyota Tundra Pickup truck and was designed especially for the US market.
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Wrong ! Sequoia dosent share anything with he Landcruiser. Its an SUV based on the Toyota Tundra Pickup truck and was designed especially for the US market.

it is based on toyota tundra and is almost 2-3 sizes bigger than the landcruiser. it is almost the size of ford expedition.
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I've been on a Sequoia in the US. Its humongous. No, its not based on the Landcruiser, its definitely bigger than that. I remember it having quite a few sunglass holders. :-)
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