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1998 Toyota Sienna - Consumer Reviews

1998 Toyota Sienna

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Excellent Vehicle, Super Reliable
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By clsharky
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3dr Minivan


Review

We bought this minivan used from the original owners with 220k kms. When they bought it new, they had a remote starter, class II towing package with trans cooler installed, and the undercarriage was undercoated with rubberized rockguard. We have owned it nearly 7 years and driven 130k kms for a total of just under 350k kms. In the time we have owned it, I have done regular maintenance to it, brakes, tires, engine tune-ups, etc and have only had to replace both rear wheel bearings, all 4 ABS sensors, two inner tie-rods and the original battery. I just completed the 332k timing belt service and the engine runs like a top. It will tow all I need it to and still gets reasonable fuel mileage


Favorite Features

- Will tow just about any mid-sized trailer with ease - With all 3 rear seats removed, there is tons of storage space. It is basically a covered truck. - You will not find a more reliable minivan. The domestic brands do not compare at all to the Sienna. - Very comfortable to drive. It has the same front end as a Camry, so it handles very similar to a car.


Suggested Improvements

- Fuel mileage is not great, but then neither is any minivan. - With the factory privacy glass, it can be hard to see behind you. - Being a Toyota, some of the dealer only parts can be expensive.


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Best decision I made
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By mathues
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3dr Minivan


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2004 we bought this used - I knew the only major issue was the sliding door handles *might* break. Yes, they did - and we've had to replace them. We've put on 100k miles in the past 7 years and it's made tons of 24-hour roundtrip roadtrips over the past few years. Great van but we have had to take it in the shop a few times (replaced alternator, other stuff I've forgotten but no transmission/engine major stuff).


Favorite Features

Great comfort for long trips. Great safety rating for a 98. Tons of space (3rd row) plus cargo. Good gas mileage for such a large vehicle


Suggested Improvements

Well it didn't win the prettiest vehicle award but it gets the job done. Obviously a higher quality of plastic for the door handles (exterior and interior) is a no-brainer Toyota.


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350k and still ticking
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By MacKayak
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3dr Minivan


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This van is simply amazing. At 180K received letter from Toyota asking if while driving you hear a humming noise, bring it in. The following week dealer installed a brand new transmission, free of charge. Now going on 350K. Changed radiator, timing belt twice, brakes and oil. Van should be good for another 200k, at least! Extremely satisfied.


Favorite Features

Acceleration and ABS.


Suggested Improvements

Doors handles could have been made sturdier for Canadian winters.


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our 98 sienna
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By ridgemooor
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3dr Minivan


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This car has proven to be an unbelievable value. The ride is as smooth as silk. Great power. No repairs. Gas, oil and tires and tune- ups. The paint job makes the car still look nearly new.


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fun & practical
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By kpd
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3dr Minivan


Review

Purchased new in fall of '97 and 65,000 mles later, still enjoy it. I needed flexiblity in a vehicle, the Siena did the trick. Good power along with good mileage, comfortable car handling features and unique (at the time) interior features...the '98 Siena has it all. A couple of negatives: right from the "get-go" the van has had an occasional squeak in the dash and the right rear quarter window rattles unless completely open. The dealership did what they could, but after a couple of months..weeks the squeaks in the dash and the quarter window rattle returned to their orignal fame.


Favorite Features

Besides the excellent engineering of the van, the other area I feel deserves mention is the overall dimensions of the van. At 194" in length it fits nicely in a single garage with room for other lawn-care items.


Suggested Improvements

A couple too many squeaks and rattles in comparison to past Toyota vehicles.


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