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2005 Toyota Sienna

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Lots of Interior Space
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By KeithS
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2005 Toyota Sienna CE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought this car because my wife needed lots of room to haul around products for her business. It's great for long road trips: comfortable seats, cruise control, and telescoping steering wheel with well-designed controls, lots of cup-holders, and plenty of electrical sockets for technology gadgets. Maintenance-wise: changing the oil and replacing front brake pads are both quite easy. However, accessing the rear bank of spark plugs is almost impossible; dealer charges $400+ to change all 6 plugs. Replacing the air filter and rear wiper blade were a pain. Airflow over the windshield has a "whistling" sound. The paint on front chips away too easily. No "really big" repairs yet, though.


Favorite Features

Interior space, ride comfort, sound and DVD systems, highway gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Better paint, disc brakes on rear like our Odyssey had, better design of rear wiper, fewer rattles, less wind noise


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Nice Van but a few flaws
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mike Leonardo
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2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Toyota builds a fine van but it is a bit pricy and gets lousy fuel mileage. My main complaint is the run-flat tires on the AWD models. They are garbage. No one carries replacemants and they do NOT take the place of a spare. I got a flat on a major interstate and had to get my van towed because Toyota provides no spare on AWD models. It was a very expensive lesson.


Favorite Features

Laser guided cruise control, power sliding doors and power rear hatch. One of the only minvans available with all wheel drive. Electronic park assist. Side curtain air bags for all passengers.


Suggested Improvements

Put a spare tire on AWD models and get rid of those useless, overpriced run- flat tires. Make options like park assist available on all models. Get rid of all the expensive option pakages and make more individual options available on all models.


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Not thrilled with Quality does not feel like Toyota product
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By gigi24
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I am really disappointed about the quality of 2005 Toyota Sienna. It has 112,000 miles and about 8 months ago things starts braking one at a time. Here are some of the issues I have uncounted. * Tries are rotated at every 5,000 miles and alignment at every 15,000 miles still Tires wear at an angle. * Cracks start appearing on the dash board, now cracks are expanded across entire dash board. * Power steering rack start leaking on the both ends and dealer wants $1,800 replace it * Rubbers hosing that holds antenna broken and other rubber items stats cracking * The glue that holds glass to the windows motor came off . * Tailgate struts broken rear door does not keep up.


Favorite Features

No road noise and nice handling


Suggested Improvements

Before this Sienna I had 98 Honda Odyssey for 8 years with 150,000 miles and never had any issues except regular maintenance. I am not thrilled about Toyota Quality hopefully someone from Toyota paying attention to their customers. Hope they are not continue the same quality for their 2012 or 2013 models. Given a chance will opt out to Odyssey for my next replacement.


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Wow, what a buy
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By 98van
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2005 Toyota Sienna CE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Had to post. 05 CE is my second Sienna. Bought 98 XLE new for my wife. Sold 155,000 with 0 issues. Now @ 165,000 on 05 and again 0 problems. Great job Toyota and I will be purchasing an 09 in the fall close out sales. My van is my office with as many miles that I drive. Signed, Toyota driver for life! Thank you.


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Reliable and Versatile.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By pmerk28
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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The internet brings out all the strange reviewers: people claiming horrible experiences and people who use this forum to complain about the dealers instead of the actual product. I have had this car new since August 2005. As of this writing it now has 190,000 miles. There are hard Long lsland, NY miles. The radiator finally rotted out. Is this unreasonable? The lift gate shocks failed at around 150,000 miles. I ordered a pair online for well under $100.00 and installed them in 10 mins. Mileage is very good for a huge vehicle. I still get 18 mpg city and 22 or so on the highway. The exhaust system is still all original. Nothing leaks. No problems with the sliding doors so far.


Favorite Features

Huge interior and cargo area. Plenty of space for groceries and sports gear with the rear seats in place. You can haul all the kids, pets, beverages, coolers and luggage on a long trip. If you need more space the roof rack helps. With the rear seats folded and the second row removed you can lay sheet rock or sheets of plywood flat in this thing. Visibility is outstanding and the headlights throw a good distance in front. The A/C is powerful. There are many interior configurations to fit whatever your needs are at the time. This is a safe car. Traction control and VSC work well. The car has been very reliable, mostly just routine maintenance. Uses regular unleaded fuel.


Suggested Improvements

This van rides like a boat. It could use stiffer suspension. The rear suspension is not independent so the rear tends to "hop" over bumps which can unsettle the ride. Could have used more sound insulation as the interior is not quiet and the tire and road noise really wear on you on long trips. The stereo reception is mediocre and has gotten worse. I have to have the antenna mast checked, I guess. The middle seats are removable but they are very heavy and the removal process is not intuitive. The center console for the driver and passenger folds down but is not removable. The driver seat is not comfortable on long trips for whatever reason. Redesign access to license plate lamps.


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