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Checking in at 74K
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By ChuckfromLI
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Just had the spark plugs replaced at 74K. It was running fine, but had that done anyway at Toyota dealer along with PCV valve, air filter, oil change and tire rotation. Total bill was $625 with the tax (8.5%). The plugs are a big job on this year Sienna because the intake manifold needs to be removed to change them, hence it is about three hours labor for the plus alone. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is no distributor cap or plug wires to change. Van still runs and drives as new. There may be a slight whistling sound from the passenger side front window at highway speeds. Other than that, still happy with it.


Best Features

Overall comfort and quiet. Great for family trips. Feels very safe and secure.


Worst Features

Gas mileage could be better. Have averaged 17.8 MPG overall in 74K miles. That is about half highway and half crowded suburban driving. It will return 25-26 MPG on long highway trips if you keep it under 70 MPH.


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Great AWD for winter, bad run-flats
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Peshimo
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Driving this van has been a joy because I understand it's not supposed to be agile; it's AWD for heavens sake, it's safe, big, roomy and luxurious. But watch out for run flats that rip apart and malfunction with strange bumps. The first one had a bump that couldn't be repaired, $300 to replace by dealer. The 2nd, became flat, then I drove 10 miles and it' ripped apart...I had to stop driving immediately and have it towed. Thank god for AAA. 3rd time, driving to NC and tire started sound bad, it was flat/dead/whatever, that's was it, I had it towed to nearest Firestone and told them to dump the run-flats and replace with regular good quality tires. Drove from PA to FL and back, with np.


Best Features

Size, safety, luxury, cargo, fold flat 3rd row and AWD.


Worst Features

No run flats, and spare tire setup.


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Most Reliable Car Ever Owned
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Cindy
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been driving the Sienna now for almost 7 years and people can't believe the car is that old. The exterior and interior looks incredible and the reliability has been outstanding. At 136,000 miles it still rides like a new car and has had virtually no mechanical problems. I had the spark plugs changed at 130,000 miles and the timing belt changed around 90,000, but other than those normal maintenance items I have had no repair bills with this car. This is the first Toyota I have owned and I am confident it will easily make 200,000 miles.


Best Features

Reliability, automatic sliding door, smooth ride, power rear windows, extra room.


Worst Features

Rear seat belt does not always retract smoothly.


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Toyota Quality a REAL problem!
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By tomc
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Of course all cars have various problems but the run flat tires on this AWD minivan is beyond horrible. Since purchasing new 6 years ago and with only 55k miles, I have replaced all my tires FOUR times at 200+ each not to mention the additional fees involved in disposing and balancing (that's a staggering $3,600+) Toyota service tech would just say,"yeah, they're not that good". Then the other night I simply go to roll down my driver side window for some fresh air,the window collapses for no reason into the door. I bring the car to Toyota, $600+ because of a defective cable.Technical says "these things happen, sorry". Not SORRY enough to stand behind your product!


Best Features

the hook on the passenger side for hanging take out food!! great idea!


Worst Features

Plain old common sense (good) customer service. Why not stand behind your product? warranty or no warranty, especially when it is obviously poor workmanship or quality! Toyota has lost a customer (and many others via word of mouth) forever and ever!


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70,000 miles and still going strong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JustChuck
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2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Just turned 70K recently. No real problems to report. There were two warranty issues years ago that were taken care of by Toyota. Just bought the third set of tires, the Pirelli P4s are the way to go now. The Yokohamas were better than the original equipment, but the Pirellis are supposed to be better than the Yokos. Not much else to say. This vehicle has been trouble free and uneventful.


Best Features

The amount of interior room is amazing. We have taken numerous long trips in this vehicle with two tall teenage boys and never had a problem. Have even taken trips with five people and luggage and no one complained.


Worst Features

Nothing I can think of.


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