Bought it used 3 yrs old with 39,000 mls on it. Now I got 196,000. After 12 yrs. of driving, kids grown, still love it. So far the major parts I change are the auxillary shaft and the catalytic converter which I need another one. Won't trade this van to the latest sienna or Odyssey. Love it much.
It is an attractive looking van with a classic egg shape and a striking burgundy color. Getting in and out is very easy for an old man like me -- the reason I purchased this van. The visibility is superb and the driving circle is nice and short for parking lot slaloms. The engine still hums like a dream, it is peppy, and the four-speed transmission is smooth like a baby's, uhm, face. The ride is comfortable but controlled. There is plenty of space for grandchildren, dogs, cats, and groceries. The Toyota expertise and quality are there all over. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned.
Driving position, visibility, cargo space, and good looks.
More legroom for tall drivers, more doors, more windows that can be opened, and better fuel economy. The engine is difficult to work on because of its position under the floorboard.
Purchased our Previa in 2003 with 130,000 miles on the clock. Still driving well at 295,000. No major work done considering the daily use and abuse from 5 kids. Survived 2 round trips to New Hampshire and one to Wyoming/Colorado from New Orleans (visited a total of 23 states on these trips). Recently has developed a small oil leak from the rocker cover gasket.
The middle rotating seats. The oil filler. Fun to watch people find it to add oil.
The battery could be raised up to help with the connecting of jumper cables to help other cars
1995 Toyota Previa LE All-Trac 3dr Minivan AWD w/Supercharger
My van has been great. I have owned 4 of them so far (various years) the supercharged is the best. I have owned many of 4 wheel drive cars including 3 landcruisers and the previa is the best in the snow!!!! Power on the supercharged is said to be only slightly more than the nonsupercharged, but I have to disagree..... I notice a big difference. Dependability is wonderful in the Toyota, although I do have a Previa that had a tranny go out at 200,000 miles. I have to admit that that van was used for a newspaper delivery route. Severe stop and go for over 1 1/2 hours a day. I currently own a 95 supercharged Previa with leather and a 1994 Landcruiser. I enjoy the Previa on a daily basis more.
The all wheel drive and the supercharger are my favorite features. They make it stand out from the rest. Especially when driving in the snow. The adj. armrests in the front are also a cool feature. The seating arrangement in the back is also pretty cool too. My kids like that.
Wish I could find a 2 inch receiver hitch for the Previa. My first one had it on it when I purchased it, but now I can't find one for my 95. TURBO!.....why stop at supercharged? I guess the world will never know.