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2003 Toyota Sienna

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Great family van
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By Erick
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We bought our Sienna used about 3 years ago and we are very happy with it. We used to buy Ford Windstars but the Toyota blew them out of the water. We live in the midwest and every year take our Sienna to the mountains for camping and fishing trips and it has gone everywhere we needed it to go even off road with no issues. In the snow it is great the traction control kicks in and it is almost like driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It is an amazing vehicle


Favorite Features

Built DVD is a great plus on long road trips. So is the in dash 5 disc CD changer. Plenty of storage behind the seats as well


Suggested Improvements

Have to replace the JBL sub woofer only available at the dealer other wise the whole sound system is shot


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03 Sienna Symphony - great family ride
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By Roy
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've owned Sienna since new, lots of miles and no major problems. The vehicle has been serviced regularly, nothing out of the ordinary or short of expectations. It's not as roomy as our previous Caravan but it has NOT been to the dealer for drive train issues inside of 40k either like the Caravan!


Favorite Features

Smooth drivetrain, powerband


Suggested Improvements

Brakes need help, they are constantly needing attention...many issues with rear drums. The car has been difficult to keep in alignment, tire wear has been bad from the very first set, and we rotate frequently. It's had 2 alignments per each set of tires (2 - except the first set). 5 alignments total.


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Check Engine Light problems
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By KidHorn
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Sienna LE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Overall I'm happy with our Siennna. It only has 19,000 miles after 6 years, so it doesn't get a lot of use. There's an issue with the check engine light. It goes on and we take it to the dealership and they find nothing wrong. I wouldn't care too much, but the engine detects something wrong with the emission control and because of this, the car fails the state emissions test. We take it to the dealership, they run a smoke test and everything is OK. We go back for the emissions test, we fail, but since we had the car smoke tested, we get a pass for the next couple of years. We also had to replace the front tires. For some unknown reason, they wouldn't hold air.


Favorite Features

Power side door. Spacious interior.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the issue with the emissions failure. From what I've read on the internet, this is a common problem with cars that have Camry engines.


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Major problems again and again
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By Julie
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Sienna LE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've had this van since 50K miles, now has 66K. First at 50K the rear main engine seal needed to be replaced... major job! Now at 66K the engine oil light is on. It will be in the shop for awhile, at minimum will need a new oil pump ($800) and it may need an entire new engine! I really expected much more from Toyota. What good is having the Toyota name if I need to get a different engine?? Very disappointed!


Favorite Features

Hard to find any favorites when the main part of the vehicle is substandard


Suggested Improvements

Need to get back to that Toyota reliability.


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Good Van, Bad Dealership
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By DJ
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Vehicle

2003 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We purchased this van in Nov. 2002. We have had no major problems with it just wear and tear items. The Sienna has been great to us we will definitely own another Toyota.


Favorite Features

Automatic climate control, dual power sliding doors, heated leather seats, JBL sound system, safety ratings


Suggested Improvements

All of the improvements have been taken care of with the 2004 redesign


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