My Family TAXI. She came in to the family at the same time as my twins... she has held up with the mistreatment of the baby years, the toddler years of abuse going on to the abuse of two little 6 year energizer bunnies that use the van as their alternate toy chest, sleeping bed, fighting ring, fast food table, after the beach resting area, camping house, immagenary treasure hunt cave, space ship and who knows what else... but she keep on running and keeping my two precious gems and my Queen safe and my pockets free of mechanics hand picking. She just askes for regular maintenance and thats it.. exception, a small Power Steering oil leak that I will attend to asap.. plan to have her for at 15 ys
SAFETY..SAFETY...SAFETY..reason why I selected the Sienna..apart from Toyota reputation of quality and value....
All improvements have been added more or less to the new models... I would love to see a Sienna that has the tuck away of seats.
I ordered my Sienna sight-unseen over
the internet. I was living in Ft Smith,
AR. I had gone into the Toyota dealer
there. They weren't interested in
making a deal and didn't even have a
Sienna on the showroom floor. I
submitted a search using Autobuytel and
the Tulsa, OK dealer contacted me. They
offered me a great deal on a Sienna CE.
I picked my new Sienna up on a rainy
afternoon in late September and
immediately fell in love with it on the
95 mile drive home to Ft Smith that
day. It handles like a dream. Other
feel top-heavy and don't manuver well
at speed. You get none of that feel
with the Sienna. It sticks to the road
like a champ.
Cruse control! I never had it before
because I always drove a stick shift.
All those wands clustered around the
steering column. It took me about six
month to sort out some of the lesser
used ones like the rear window
Beware of this car. Toyota admits a oil
sludge issue, although they blame the
owners. Search google for more info,
Toyota Sludge. Toyota claims they are
fixing the affected cars at no charge
but this is an out right lie.
Sliding door sticks, Power door could
injure a child as it is not sensitive to
something blocking it. Engine problems
can cost over $4000
I bought the Sienna after two
successive mediocreChrysler minivans.
I wanted a reliable vehicle, and the
Sienna has been a success in that
area. Ergonomically, the Sienna is
poor at best - not enough adjustment in
the tilt wheel and power seat, radio in
a poor location, controls on steering
wheel in poor locations. The finish
work on the leather armrest was poor,
and the van continues to have many
rattles unless full loaded. In fact, I
think I've just talked myself out of
buying it out at the end of the lease.
We have been loyal Toyota buyers, but
no more! Our Sienna has been a real
disappointment. The engine is holding
up well, but the interior and exterior
is falling apart. When a penny size
toy hit the window while the kids were
playing the window shattered to
pieces. My five year old was able to
rip the handle right off the door
while trying to open the door. The
air conditioner vents have fallen
off. And, the list goes on.
Build the interior and exterior to
have the same quality standards as the
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