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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan

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DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By nc3
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a complete lemon. I have had so many things go wrong with this car and Toyota DOES NOT CARE. This will be the last Toyota I ever buy. The sliding door has been broken at least four times, I've had to spend money to replace several things in the drive shaft at a cost of hundreds of dollars, things fall apart and the quality sucks.


Favorite Features

Seats 8


Suggested Improvements

Everything


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Happy so far
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Happy so far
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased at 92k from original owner who had only needed routine maintenance. Aside from radiator (below), our only maintenance has been scheduled (including the 90k timing belt swap) and an ATF flush for good measure. OEM front rotors finally replaced at over 100k. After being bled to death by domestic vehicle repair costs (and that with doing lots of the work ourselves) this has been a wonderful change. Easy to maintain, well-thought-out engine layout, etc. Sure footed and nimble: great in upstate NY snow with dedicated snow radials, and a quiet, controlled ride with good quality all-seasons the rest of the year. Our local repair shop is experienced with Toyotas, a good source for advice.


Favorite Features

Powerful and smooth. Flexibility of seating arrangements with the 8 passenger model: can seat 5 and have huge cargo area available with 3rd seats folded flat. We usually pull the middle 2nd seat for ease of access with 2/2/3 seating.


Suggested Improvements

Only con was radiator needing replacement after 5 years due to slow rot. (From what I understand, the 2004 supplier was the problem.)


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The dream is over.
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By Toyota fan (NOT)
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We were happy with the van until everything started to break down after 6 years. The list is long but I will listed the most expensive issues. The automatic door broke down.We replaced the hinge for $400 because it was bent. The siding door motor was disconnected and we were told that it will be another $2000 to fix it. The radiator is leaking. The engine block heater did not work and needs to be replaced. The spare tire mechanism did not work and was told last year that it would cost us over $200 to fix. Luckily, we had an extended warranty that covered the cost. The CD/Radio system is malfunctioning. Maybe it is time to put the van to sleep


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride.


Suggested Improvements

Major recalls for automatic door, engine block heater, radiator.


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Best minivan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jeffv
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Toyota has done a superb job. We have had 5 minivans. 4 Chryslers and one Pontiac Montana. We buy all of our vans with high milage with the exception of the Montana. I would take a Sienna with 190,000 miles over the others with half that. At 190,000 it is still tighter and smoother than the Montana with 50,000 miles. We have taken a number of trips with all 8 of us plus the back stuffed with luggage add a car top carrier & we still average 22.8 miles to the gallon. The best we have seen on a shorter trip was 26.7 mpg with no luggage. I just put the top rated new Michelin tires on it & it is so quiet you would almost think you were flying. I will definitely buy another Sienna.


Favorite Features

Superb handling. Plenty of power, smooth transmission. Comfortable seats. Great heating & cooling system with front & rear controls. Lots of cup holders and storage.


Suggested Improvements

We have one power sliding door. It has failed and it will cost us 1600 to fix. It is stuck closed and will not even open manually.


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Great Reliable Family Vehicle
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By Whazupgolf
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought our Sienna in 03, and had for 6 years. We just recently sold to a family of 5. We were sad to see it go, but ready for something more sporty. Only issues were A/C motor, window off track, and tires wore down quickly. There was a weird noise when windows were down, and the drive by wire technology caused a jerking motion sometimes upon acceleration. These are minor to us considering 126,000 miles and no major mechanical issues. Has lots of room, and rides unbelievably smooth. We just bought an 05 Highlander, and hope to have same experience.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, extremely roomy, and gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Noise factor very annoying, and the drive by wire jerking when accelerating (intermittent) needs improving.


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