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Happy so far
4 of 4 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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Great Used Minivan
2 of 2 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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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


Best Features

Comfortable ride.


Worst Features

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


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Best minivan
3 of 3 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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