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I'm too tall for this vehicle
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By a bit disappointed
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2008 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I'm 6 feet tall and my husband is 6'2". This vehicle is designed for much shorter drivers. There is not much thigh support and 3 hour drives are torture. I am looking to find a "booster seat" type of seat for me because I'd planned to have this van for many years. I bought it because I had a used 2000 Sienna XLE that I flipped over on icy roads and no one was hurt although the van was totaled. I am disappointed because I am so uncomfortable driving it. It is currently at the dealership because the radio malfunctioned and one of the tire pressure gauges is broken and shows that we always have a low tire. I love Toyota normally but have been so disappointed with this one.


Best Features

I love how easily the seats convert and the amount of room for the kids.


Worst Features

Don't assume that only 5"7" moms are going to drive it.


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Get the leather
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By sylvia
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2008 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I often have elderly persons in this vehicle and they have all commented on the comfort of the leather seats and the spaciousness of the cabin. When it's empty & the seats are stowed there's plenty of room for hauling. I traded in an 8cyl Jeep which was seriously noisy; Sienna is quiet by comparison, but still loud on the freeway. I've had it just over 18 months and, knock wood, not a think has gone wrong. Mileage exactly as stated by the manufacturer (not to say it has great mileage but I am saying the advertised MPG is truthful).


Best Features

The sonar is great - it's kept me out of two fender benders. Leather seats are comfortable & easy to clean, good turning radius, love the automatic side & rear doors. Row 3 seat removal is easy; just stow in the floor. Large trunk area when all seats are up. 6- trac CD player, automatic sunroof.


Worst Features

Would like a quieter cabin while driving freeways.


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Love my Van!
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By Anita
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2008 Toyota Sienna Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I don't even have any small kids. I have a son playing football 650 miles from home and have driven this van in all kinds of conditions. I haven't had a major problem at all in 40K miles. We got it so loaded up that my friend calls it a "living room on wheels". My dealer is a gem! I developed a little rattle and they took care of it 1-2-3 can gave me a loaner for the day. The car tailgates like a champ. The automatic tailgate is a great convenience when my arms are full. It's the most reliable car (my first Toyota) that I've ever had.


Best Features

Lots of comfortable room. Love the auto everything - climate control, seat memory (my husband is 6'4" and I'm 5'2"), rear seat folding, etc. Leather seats have worn very well & still look new. SMOOTH highway driving is great on long trips. It has surprising acceleration when you need it.


Worst Features

It is quite annoying that you can't use the GPS at all when the car is moving. Since the airbag knows there's a passenger sitting in the front seat, why not the GPS? The van leans a little too much for me, but that's the nature of the beast.


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By watsonk
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2008 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Toyota Sienna LE engine is very noisy in comparison to my 10 years old Plymouth Grand Voyager. I drove my friend's 2007 Sienna CE, the noise level is exactly the same as the LE: LOUD. The highway road noise is higher than expected.


Best Features

6-disc CD player; keyless entry; garage door remote; exterior temperature indication and compass.


Worst Features

I own a 2008 Chev Impala LS. It shows tire pressure in each wheel (instead of 1 alarm). It has On-Star and XM radio (none). Keyless entry: 2nd press provides a louder sound and arm the car alarm (sound the same and too low). Keyless trunk release (manual release). Intuitive AC control (confusing).


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Next time not Toyota
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By No more Toyota fan
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2008 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am not happy with this van. Shortly after new - right out of showroom - things started falling off. On cold days the engine sounds like it is going to blow - dealer says this in normal. Cheap plastic bumpers come loose and have to put back in place. Found nuts, clips etc on the floor. Drivers seat uncomfortable on long trips. No automatic head lights. This van is less than a year old and looks and sounds like it is 5. Cheaper than Kia, Honda and Nissan and now I know why! Will Toyota run and hide again when major issues like engine failure - or after class action lawsuit scares them will they "Voluntarilly" fix problems. I have never heard a new engine sound so bad at start up.


Best Features

Price - before GM and Chrysler rebates became available.


Worst Features

More attention to details. More interest in consumer complaints instead of "we are Toyota" attitude. Customer follow up for something besides profit makers like service. Step back from yourself and take a look at eerily similar car company and where that company is now. Does GM ring any bells.


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