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Bad Rear A/C line, low quality tire, and bad rear most mirror molding
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By nk_17
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought Toyota Sienna 2008. Today is July 6, 2012. About ~4.25 year and 39000 miles, and facing following problems already: 1) Rear A/C line leaks. Dealer said it was due to rust after leak test. Then I request to see myself and saw oily residue on rear passenger side tire area. No rust at all. Dealer said, originally, line will have to be replaced. Then I think he had a slip of tounge and said leaky o-ring. Whatever it is. The cost to repair is $900. I went ahead with the repair since dealer (Elmhurst Toyota, IL -chicago area) scared me that it could damage the compressor if oil keep leaking. 2) both sides vent window molding falling $85 each to repair 3) original tires lasted only 30k.


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continuing list of problems, 4) CD changer was not rotating was stuck before 3yr warranty so they fix that for free 5) Believe head lights are not bright enough and has dark sides - cant see in dark if you are camping when turning 6) Tire holding wire was recalled and the spare is below the van - imagine removing from below in Chicago winter particularly when there is snow on roads 7) All windows have this marking. I am thinking it is rubber molding melting on the window glass when window is closed. Very disappoint experience with Toyota.


Worst Features

-Toyota need to stay up with their quality also not just selling more cars -Toyota should recall this rear AC lines problem. Have seen many complain on internet regarding this.


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Would Buy Again
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By Two Time Owner
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Our first van was totaled with no injury to occupant. We haul grandkids all over and love the Sienna. The automatic sliding door malfunctioned after vehicle was out of warranty - replacement part too expensive - disappointed about that. However, overall it is a great van.


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Comfort and style.


Worst Features

Suggested change would be better heating system; it takes a long time for front section of van to warm up. Would also love to see back-up assist.


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Sooo much better than Honda Oddy!
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By Katrina
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought the Sienna in June of 08. The Sienna is quiet, has a smooth ride and is very comfortable!!! The 8th seat is a must!! I am thrilled with my purchase! With 30k miles so far I have had no problems


Best Features

8th seat! Quiet cabin. Smooth ride and comfortable seats (great for long trips).


Worst Features

Nothing


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Knock, Knock, Knocking on...
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By CS
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We enjoy the styling and features of this van and it handling. The safety features were a big selling point as well: vehicle stability control, traction control and side curtain air bags. All the glory of the safety ratings and features fade away with the knocking we hear from the engine on cold start up during acceleration between 1500 and 2000rpm. This noisy diesel sound diminishes after the vehicle is completely warms. The dealer said there was nothing wrong with the engine just normal lifter noise to be expected with a vehicle of this mileage. EXCUSE ME!!! Well folks there you have it 47,000 miles is the new high mileage bench mark for Toyota.


Best Features

Traction control, Vehicle stability control, stow-n-go style rear seat, 6 disc CD changer.


Worst Features

Don't make options like daytime running lights mysterious, it only takes a jumper or fuse placed in the correct slot to activate (see any Toyota sienna forum) Step up and acknowledge consumer complaints about engine knocking with a service bulletin or stand behind this design with an extra warranty.


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Great van for a growing family.
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By Robert Cartland
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We are expecting our third child soon and needed a larger vehicle. We chose the Sienna primarily because it is the only van to offer eight useful seats -- the 8th seat offered by the Odyssey is too small to be useful. We also like how the center seat can be moved forward for easy access to our expected baby. Add Toyota's powerful V6 (with a timing chain versus a belt) and better real life gas millage and the Sienna was for us. We have been enjoying our van, including a trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. It was great being able to bring along the kid's bikes by just putting them in the back of the van (no need for a bike rack). The van was a gift for my wife and so far she loves it!


Best Features

We love the front-and-center 8th seat; this is great for an infant car seat. Also love the room, the ride quality and the STAR safety features.


Worst Features

Add a backup camera to all models - this should be required for all large vehicles. We added an after-market back-up camera and parking sensor system to out Sienna. I would also like to see an eight seat option in the upper trim lines.


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