We purchased an '01 brand new. I have loved it from day one. It has never given me a problem. We have done nothing to it but the normal oil changes, transmission fluid changes and brakes. Outstanding vehicle. In the market for a new one and not happy with the expensive option packages for '05. Spent all day yesterday test driving all the competition- conclusion: yes some are much cheaper but theres no comparison in looks, comfort, drive to the toyota. Back to the toyota dealership we went and made a deal. I'm getting another toyota sienna.
comfort, interior, RELIABILITY!!!!!! Couldnt ask for a more reliable vehicle and I live in Vermont- road salt can destory a vehicle.
stiffer seats! I like a seat with a lot of support.
Decent space for family of 6. Nice interior, comfortable seats. Exc sound sys (prem.). So-so heat in MN winter. Good AC. Gets 26 mpg carrying a full load on hwy. The only problem is that the driver's mirror has become balky. NO other problems. Best reliability of anything we've owned. Nothing rattles or squeaks. I bought it primarily for the power. I was stunned at how quick the Sienna moved when I test drove it. More understeer than I like but that's FWD for you, replacement tires helped a lot. I'm buying more Toyotas!
Excellent power for a mini-van. Amazingly responsive engine. Great build quality (zero issues) and excellent reliability (one minor problem so far).
Any vehicle could be improved. Make middle/rear seat attachments to the same plan so seating could be rearranged in more ways. Tighter turning radius would help. Economy-mode shifting would probably help city MPG (seems to like lower gears). Rear/side visibility somewhat restricted.
The Sienna has been a dependable and
great family vehicle. Only problem I
have had continuously is with the
brake system. It seems either the
front or rear brakes are CONSTANTLY
squealing and I need to have them
adjusted almost immediately after JUST
having them adjusted. It is very
frustrating. And the only response I
get from Toyota is that "yes" this is
a common complaint with the Sienna and
then a description of how the brakes
are made and why this keeps
happening. Not happy about this at
all. But, overall, has been a good
purchase and we think it is a good
value. Would like to have a bit more
storage, but see Toyota now has it
with the 2004/2005 models. Good job!
Automatic doors. Seat warmers a
plus. Bucket seats in middle a must.
Leather has been durable with 3
children. And a cat (a stow-away!).
Engine runs great. Has great pick
up. Great traction and skid control
The automatic trunk would be a bonus.
And seat warmers for back seats. Kids
need heat, too!
Bought the van in '02 to replace a 91
Pathfinder. Has proven to be very
comfortable on long trips with to small
kids. Gas mileage is what you would
expect for a 6 cyl. Have kept it
serviced every 5000 miles at the
dealer. Had initial problem with the
power sliding doors not working. Right
at 36000 and the rear seat will not
pull out. Only taken it out 3-4
times. Dealership had to order part.
Also, the passenger power window
doesn't go down all the time. Overall,
wished I could have afforded the
Odessey, but this has been ok. Wife
likes it for taking the kids around
town. Don't get the optional center
console; waste of space and no space.
Dual power sliding doors
Extend the bumper to bumper warranty.
If Hyundai can do it, Toyota should be
able to and not worry if their quality
is so good.