We've had this van for nearly 10 years now, essentially problem-free. Yes, the brakes do squeak a bit, especially when the weather is hot but that's a minor annoyance. We drive a LOT, in all kinds of weather, and have been delighted with the incredible reliability. It handles great in heavy snow; it does have a wide turning circle but so do other vans I've driven. We've had no issues with oil sludge or any of the other complaints I've read about here. Our kids have grown so I don't think we'd buy another minivan, but if we did, I'd definitely go for another Sienna.
Awesome Van 2000 Toyota Sienna LE We bought our van in March 2003 , with 58,000 mi. That was nearly ten years ago .Since then , have paid a total of $85 dollars to have a bad schrader valve replaced in the ac. Van now has almost 147,000 on it . Have done only routine maintenance , otherwise . Timing , and all other belts , once . Radiator hoses twice . Had the front brakes done , including new rotors and calipers , three years ago . Rears still have 30% left ! Change oil every 4000 mi. Use a good synthetic , or synthetic blend 5w-20. Drained & refilled trans once .Have never had any other problems with ANYTHING ! NO GELLING ! No probs with hardware , electrical , mechanical . Zero ! Zilch ! Drive to visit our daughter and grandkids every year . About 750 mis. one way . Never had a moments problem , and the van drives beautifully . Very comfortable and stable cruiser. Quiet , too ! Gets reasonable mileage ,(25-28 hiway ) , loaded with luggage , coolers , bedding , etc., etc. ! We love it ! Have considered getting something newer , but WHY ??????? Plan on drivin' it forever , wellllll , at least a LOT longer ! ;-)
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