Well designed interior, but that
doesn't make up for the sludge problem
that Toyota hid from consumers for
several years. We spent $6,000 in
repairs on engine because local
dealership would not back us up even
with demonstrated oil changes per
specifications. Finally, Toyota put in
a new engine under the warranty -- but
the $6,000 in expense, plus a horrible
experience with Champion Toyota, has
made us never want another Toyota.
It's sad, because we've owned 6 Toyotas
and 2 Lexus over the years. So much
for customer loyalty.
The van has been great in many areas.
GOOD = Easy use of controls for the
driver, comfortable seats for long
trips, easy to remove rear seats, dual
BAD = replaced transmission after 5K
miles. Replaced CD player after 10K.
Seat belt light stays on even when seat
belt is on. Rust on top of car and we
garage the van everyday and night.
Tires wore out after 20K replaced with
better quality Michelin.
Overall the van has been good, I would
buy another one but get the 6yr
Transmission failed at 24k miles.
4 tires worn out at 20k miles.
4 tires worn out again at 40k miles.
Tires need alignment every 5k miles,
otherwise will out of alignment by
Will never, ever, buy this car again.