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
I bought my sienna in 2005 with 75K; 7 years later it now has 160K and is still running strong. In my opinion the sienna is rather homely when compared to other minivans, however it makes up for this with its excellent built quality and reliability. I have never had any problems with this van is the seven years that I owned it. It has excellent build quality both under the hood as well as in the body (very sturdy). It is not very fun to drive but I have yet to find a minivan that is. The sienna does have an excellent ride both on the highway as well as in the city. I am amazed at how well it has held up over the years.
Reliability and build quality
The sienna has a lot of blind stops due to the position of the post. It would be handy to have a fold flat third row seat.
I've owned literally hundreds of vehicles.
I've owned this the longest; purchased with 70k, now have 175k.
This has proven to be one of the most comfortable and versatile vehicles I have ever owned and one of the most reliable.
It has NEVER let me down.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to part with it because it does everything I ask of it whether hauling people or 25 bags of mulch, or towing a boat.
Kids are now grown and my wife says I should sell.
I can't bring myself to do so.
It really is family...
Comfort, reliability, versatility, cost of ownership.
The turning circle could be tighter, the multi-disc CD player is famous for failure, rear seats could be lighter and therefore easier to remove (they are beasts to move by yourself).
No way most women could do this without help.
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