Nothing comes close for sheer usable
space. Visibility and handing are great.
At 170000 miles, it needed a drive shaft
but a good independent garage made that
a $400 repair instead of the $1000 the
dealer wanted. Hope it goes another
170000. If you can find one for $10K
get it because Previa owners alone know
just what a gem these are. Hard to
work on, but needs work so seldom:
caution Toyota parts cost a bunch and
no one else offers parts. Replaced the
muffler (a generic) for $70 when Toyota
wanted $300. Wouldn't hesitate to
drive it across the country in winter.
AWD gets 26 mpg on the highway. Gets a
Folding rear seats making refonfiguring
a snap. Leather seats look new after 8
years. Handles like a small car, so
easy to park, and fits in a small
garage--something the new Sienna won't
The spare tire is exposed to the
elements and is hard to access, but no
different than many vehicles.