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XLE Limited 300,000 Miles with only Minor Issues
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By walleyeman57
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this van with 60K miles on it in 2007. Since then I have put over 240 more. This has been the most reliable car or truck I have ever owned. The items I have repaired or replaced include tires, brakes, spark plugs, and two timing belts. I had to have a new A/C compressor last summer. Both power sliding door cables broke some time ago but I have not fixed them because the doors open and close with one finger-they are a waste. This van still has the original alternator, starter, shocks, springs and of course engine and transmission. It rides and drives nice with no real issues. I would rate the comfort very good.


Favorite Features

I thought I would love the laser cruise but on this van I use it only on two lane roads when passing is limited. The auto dimming rear view mirrors are great-esp. the drivers outside mirror. The folding seats -including the front passenger seat are great for trips and allow passengers to recline and put feet up. The HID headlights put out great light and illuminate signs and markers much better. I typically get about 23 MPG overall.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers seat is the most comfortable as the other seats hinge high and do not fit me well. The cables on the power sliders should be stainless to prevent rusting.


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Not bad!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By ksgirl1
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my 04 used in 2008 with 55Kmi. I just sold it in Oct. with 90K miles. I thought it was a great car. Super comfy and great smooth and quiet ride. My complaints would be the heated seats never seemed to get more than lukewarm. I also thought it took awhile to warm the interior of this car in the winter. The other issue we had was the DVD player would sometimes not eject the discs but other than that it was a great car for us. The only reason I sold it was because I was ready for something non "mom like". I would reccomend.


Favorite Features

Navigation with touch screen was great. DVD player was great when it worked properly, the rear outlet was great for the kids to plug in their DSi's. Loved the power liftgate and power doors. Loved the big sunroof and the small back vent windows to circulate air.


Suggested Improvements

Darker interior carpet. I am very picky about keeping my car clean and the light grey carpet was very hard to keep clean with snow boots, soccer cleats etc.


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Great Used Minivan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By KVN
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We are really happy that we bought a used 2004 Sienna Limited edition vs Odyssey EXL. It has all the require elements that my wife and I were looking for in a minivan. Safety and entertainment features like side curtain airbag, DVD for the kids, parking sensor and handling. The mileage has not been bad. Getting around 16 city and 23 highway with full blast AC. The only draw back so far with the Sienna is that the tire doesn't last long. I am a conservative driver. Even with tire rate for 60K miles, I am getting around 27K. Oh well hopefully the Sienna doesn't breakdown on me until end of life on the new Michelin Hydroedge.


Favorite Features

standard Side Curtain air bag for the current model, Parking sensor, and DVD to keep the kids quite during the long ride.


Suggested Improvements

Better suspension so tire doesn't wear out to fast.


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Too expensive on tires
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By EDU
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Good for traveling but we have had to replace several tires and do more then normal alignments. More then one mechanic said the alignment was a problem. This has cost us money that should not be an issue. Also the noise level is bad and the CD players does not work well.


Favorite Features

The passenger sliding door and automatic rear door opener is nice.


Suggested Improvements

Really needs improvement in the alignment and noise level. A better placement of the CD player may keep it away from the sun and it may work better.


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Worst Toyota Ever
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Shock
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I knew within 6 months this car would not last. I owned it exactly 5 years and had 115k miles on it. Repair Bill at 5 years after spending tons on the 90k service, more than $8k. 1) Both rear passenger sliding doors broken. Watch those cables visible on the sides just under the very back window, they fail and then get stuck in the motor. Over $2800 each to repair. 2) Leaking transmission (2x already) 3) Power steering Motor failure 4) Motor leaking oil in the head gasket 5) Motor leaking oil behind the timing belt 6)3 O2 sensors (yea 3) bad. ==> Junk


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205,000 Miles and Doing Great
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By Flyover Land
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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As a traveling sales rep I put a lot of miles on a vehicle. I also like to keep my vehicles until they are either no longer reliable or require repairs that exceed the value of the car. This van has been an excellent companion. I purchased it used with about 45,000 on it. I am now over 205,000 and it is running fine. The ride comfort and utility can not be beat. So far I have put 1 set of brakes and two sets of tires although one of these are winter tires mounted on steel rims. The only item that is a concern is the power sliding door. at about 150K the passenger side cable broke. I understand this is common in these years. I have not fixed it and I may not.


Favorite Features

HID headlight really light up the road. Love the dimming LH outside mirror.


Suggested Improvements

Better cable on power doors. Make middle seats lighter and more comfortable.


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Overall great vehicle
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By Rox
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall great vehicle, replaced brakes last year, but OEM tires after less than 30000, Michelin now make it exquisite to drive and handles like a car. Could be quieter with better sound insulation/window design. Interior could have used better layout and some adjustable light interior would be more user friendly especially at dashboard height and rear seat area. Windows interior front are very hard to clean.


Favorite Features

Sound system and handling is the best features but I have a limited so leather seats and some other amenities may not apply to regular Sienna.


Suggested Improvements

Better battery and power saver options have replaced battery twice now, DVD player kinda cheap.


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Thinking of another brand
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By Hmmm....
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned five Toyotas- trucks, cars, station wagon, Loved them all until this van. It has been nothing but problems, expense and disappointment. Battery replaced twice, display lights not trusted, VSF and TRAC failed within 14 months, radiator replacement, brakes constantly needing work, cover casket needs replacement, radiator seam cracked again- recalls. Electrical breaking down so auto door unlock no longer works when turn car off, rear gate breakdown/dangerous etc. A most expensive vehicle and one that has me wondering if my next car will be a Toyota after more than twenty years. Reminds me of the poor quality American brands- can't tell you how disappointed I am.


Favorite Features

I like ride and comfort. Design is very nice for a van.


Suggested Improvements

Get back to quality. The problems are simply too many and too disconnected for it to be simple coincidence- get back to Toyota basics but I think you have already lost me.


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Love my Sienna, 75K miles later!
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By christine
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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As a sworn minivan hater, I finally saw the light in 2004. I spend much of my time toting my two young kids around, and this van is perfect for the job. There is a mirror to view the backseat built into the car! The back windows can go down! The sliding doors can be controlled by me! The rear liftgate is also automatic and can be controlled by the driver! As a mom, these are amazing benefits that I didn't even know I was missing with my old SUV. Other than going through a few sets of tires, I have had NO problems with it. The ultimate Mom-mobile, I highly recommend it to those who spend a lot of time schlepping the kids.


Favorite Features

In addition to the above, the rear captains chairs allow easy access to the third row. Separate A/C for the rear is good. I like the fact that there is not a bar on the exterior for the sliding doors. Bumper sensors have kept me from running over more than one bike. Love the interior styling :)


Suggested Improvements

Only a few: middle row seats do not recline enough. Factory DVD system is a bit touchy - screen does not hold in place as well as I would like (will opt for aftermarket type that has headrest screens next time). Goes through a lot of tires (or is that me?) A bit pricey, but I heart my van.


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Great design, poor quality
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By Gabriel
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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The design is excellent, but since the very beginning I have had numerous qualtiy problems. Battery dead twice. Sliding door did not work (spring broken), despite many repairs, sun roof auto feature does not work, air conditioning broke down (car two and a half weeks in shop), back panel of driver seat fell off, heated driver seat did not work, also one or two recalls.


Favorite Features

Rear view camera, storage space


Suggested Improvements

Improve quality and also gas mileage, maybe come out with hybrid


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