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By JK
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2006 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought new three years ago and here's what I noticed. When I hit approx. 65 mph, cowl rattles. High pitch is noticed at 62 mph too. Dealer tried five times but still could not fix it. Driver side door had to be re-aligned because it was improperly installed. Power sliding door was rubbing against main body of the van--body shop took care of it. When the weather is cold, the engine idles high above 1700 rpm for 5 min. before settling down. Dealer says it's normal but did not notice this on other rental minivan. 19 mpg overall. Bought this over Honda Odyssey because it was quieter but 3.3L is inadequate for this heavy van. Overall, this is a decent van but body integrity is very poor.


Favorite Features

Driving comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Better body integrity. Stronger engine.


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Too Many Problems!
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By swimmingturtle
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2006 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned the sienna for 3 years now and absolutely hate it. I have never gotten better than 20 mpg highway. There have been numerous electrical problems. The stereo stops working randomly and kicks out cds. The rear a/c-heat controls do not funtion all the time. Only one of the power outlets works. The front floor vents were not functioning, found out they were blocked. The leather on the seats shows severe rubbing from the seat belt. The paint is poor quality. When I accelerate the van jerks. Dealer said this is normal. The seats are extremely uncomfortable for rides over 30 miles. The tires had to be replaced at 15,000 miles, not run flats. Did I get a lemon or are others just awed by the options?


Favorite Features

Automatic side and rear doors. Entertainment system makes long trips go fast!


Suggested Improvements

Need better quality seats. The side automatic doors are unsafe. They will injure a 2year old before the senors respond correctly. Better mpg.


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Love my baby!
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By Soccer Mom
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2006 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Totaled my other 2006 Sienna, bought new in 2006. EXCELLENT SAFETY FEATURES! Air bag deployed, seatbelts locked & minus bruises from belts, all are totally fine! Bought current Sienna cause we loved this van sooo much! I do agree with others about paint scratching easily & it sometimes seems to shift awkwardly. It came with reg tires (not run-flats for AWD) & a spare; good financial decision. Don't know why those with XLE models are complaining; I have less features & love it! It saved my life & my twin sons. Love my baby!


Favorite Features

Safety features, Sliding door, steering wheel controls, cruise, flip seats, DVD/Game system, power driver's seat, handling, easy to see dash controls.


Suggested Improvements

Paint more resistant to scratching & smoother shifting in lower gears.


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Sienna LE 06 pkg 4
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By Famof4
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2006 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great and very accessible features for a family of 4 or more. Handles very well. Owned a dodge van before and there is no comparison in quality and reliability. Toyota stands behind their product.


Favorite Features

Lots of cup holders, auto slide doors, back stowing seat, easy access to rear seats. Homelink and steering wheel stereo components.


Suggested Improvements

Lots of rattling in doors and dash area. Slow engine response at acceleration for slower speeds, seems to miss. Paint scratches and chips easy. Auto slide doors not very sensitive and could be dangerous to small kids. Seat belt has had problems.


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2nd Sienna & 3rd Toyota
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By CR
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2006 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Our third Toyota is a people moving, dump hauling, fishing, camping, road tripping machine! Leather seats are very good (I log daily mileage and have driven multiple long road trips with kids). It is easy to use the gearbox to enhance power and control. I wanted AWD and a fold down rear seat. XLE Limited is too much luxury as the most beneficial features are available on lower priced models. The fold down rear seat and especially the AWD are terrific. Don't care for a fixed nav system but back up camera is sometimes useful. Leather seats a must. Gas mileage is 19-20 everywhere. White color stays cleaner looking longer


Favorite Features

AWD, fold down rear seat, run flat tires great when you need them! Comfort, engine, power lift gate.


Suggested Improvements

Rattles? Power sliders can pinch! Need a spare tire for peace of mind! Run flats are very pricey and last 20,000 miles.


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