by tallchris01 on Mar 25, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this van off-lease from a fleet at wholesale in November 2006 after our 2nd child was born.
It had 50K miles and had been serviced exclusively at a Toyota dealer.
We never had a single problem or breakdown.
Just routine oil changes, tires, brake pads, timing belt.
It was plenty big for my family of 4 on long trips.
Our best was 25mpg.
We loved the 3rd row fold-down bench and usually left it folded down so we could throw in our double stroller un-collapsed.
We owned it for 2 1/2 years, put 50K miles on it and sold it easily.
by johnfixesstuff on Mar 20, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We upgraded from a 2003 to a 2004 Toyota Sienna and there is a BIG difference.
The vehicle is like 6" wider and longer and it is so nice.
We were not able to put a rear-facing car seat in the second row of captains chairs in our 2003 but the 2004 fits it nicely and my wife and I are both over 6' tall.
The stowable rear seat is very nice too.
The gas mileage is right around 20 mpg which could be better.
It has plenty of power though and the ride is nice.
by sf_sienna on Feb 11, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this 2004 model in the summer of 2003 and now have 123K miles on it. Nearly flawless reliability with very minimal maintenance and repairs. The only issue we've run into has been the fairly common power door cable break. We had a lot of warning (noises, clunky operation) and had it inspected and were told it would cost $1600 to fix. We let it go and now the door is manual operation only. No big deal, we got over 10 years of use out of it while the kids were young. Other than this we've changed the timing belt, spark plugs, and front brake pads (@50K and @100K) plus the usual maintenance items such as oil, filters and tires. Each set of tires has gone between 32K and 38K miles.
The Sienna has been completely redesigned for 2004. Roomier and more powerful than before, Toyota's minivan entry now has the all-important fold-flat third-row seat, as well as a choice of seven- or eight-passenger seating (on lower level trims) and available all-wheel drive.