My Toyota has been great, I just
recently moved, and I was very pleased
to have a bigger vehicle to ease my
moving problems. I really like this
vehicle overall however there's very
minor problem. Sometimes when get into
the car and buckle up, the seatbelt
unfastened light blinks, even though I
have my seatbelt on. I double check and
refasten myself but the light is still
on, until I repeat the fastening about
5-7 times. I don't know what's up with
that problem but I'll have to go to the
dealer to see what's wrong. Other than
that the car is great for the family,
for the kids, and for those long trips.
The power rear windows that open a
little bit at the end of the car, on
the sides. Dual sliding doors.
Exceptional fual economy and pretty
manueverable for a van.
Could use a bit more power. The seats
are fairly comfortable but there's
still room for improvement. The cargo
area could be a bit bigger. What's up
with the looks...!!!??
Bought it new. Thrilled by its looks
at first sight -- Much preferred it to
Honda Odyssey's appearance. Price
difference was negligible between the
Honda and the Sienna (Sienna was $200
more) -- the Sienna felt more car-like
in handling and ride, was more
comfortable for the driver and front
passenger, and had better visibility.
My biggest gripe about minivans -- make
them with rear windows that open? I am
claustrophobic, and I wish minivan
designers would not make you feel so
Would like a hybrid minivan soon, and
if tax rebates are given for hybrids,
that'll be what we trade up to.
Styling and car-like ride/handling.
Hybrid engine for better economy;
middle windows that roll down; rear
operated rear windows; rear seats that
fold down into a recessed compartment's
like the Odyssey's.
I have not had one single problem with
my minvan in the 4 years and 74,000
miles I have driven it. Drives great
even up to 80-90mph. Dependability has
been awesome. As a girls soccer coach,
this van has been perfect for hauling
around players to games and
Drives great, very roomy, versatility
with being able to remove seats.
Gas mileage could be better, but this
is true with all minivans. Turning
Having owned it for close to 4.5 years,
I am satisfied regardless of high
price. Have had repeated skipping with
the CD player but Toyota replaced it no
I've also had to bring it in twice to
correct a design flaw that led to a
blown rear heater line leaking fluid.
One problem is the captains seat in
center row have seatbelts that lock WAY
Gas mileage has been less than I had
hoped for, but the ride is smooth as
ever and I love the ability to remove
each seat individually, as well as hand
controls on wheel for radio.
I would say that I'm not 100% thrilled
but am blinded by the ever-slick tranny
and solid construction.
Smooth transmission, solidly built.
One item that drives me nuts is that
there is no way to control the interior
lighting in the rear from drivers seat,
and to change from cold to hot air in
rear you have to reach over your
shoulder in drivers seat and flip a
switch on roof - not Toyota typical
The thing that really stands out about
this van is the light and crisp feel
of the steering. I have driven most
makes of minivans and only the
Chrysler vans have come close to the
Toyota Sienna's pleasant driving
experience. I also like the logical
layout in the driver's area - this is
a car that anyone can get into and
drive without much of a learning curve.
I like the way that toyota's steering
wheel mounted cruise control and radio
controls work. The sliding back seats
are full sized - not just for kids.
The defroster is not powerful enough
for wet, snowy weather - side window
defrosters are worthless. Overhead
interior lighting is pretty marginal.