By tstevens on
2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this van specifically for moving 5 adults and luggage across the country several times in the year. It handled the job nicely and even the teenage boys (who spread themselves out) seemed comfortable for multi-day car trips. We put 24,000 miles on it in the first 9 months. Gas mileage was only fair but didn't waver much between loaded and empty (20-23 mpg). Had trouble with sliding door mechanisms and the parts aren't cheap. Brakes haven't been a problem as I've been reading in other posts. We have 180,000 on ours and I venture to say it will go to 250,000 no problem.
Lots of cup holders, nice ideas like power outlets in the back, Symphony sound system is compact but quite pleasant. Resale value. We sold it for what we bought it for plus the deferred maintenance items. Quite happy about it.
The glare off the dash in certain times of the day is both distracting and dangerous. Air dam in front seems low. often scraped over average curbs or parking blocks.