2011 Toyota Sienna: Natural Habitat
March 21, 2011
I did a school run today in the Sienna. As you can see, minivans seem to be drawn to preschool parking lots like wildebeests to a Serengeti watering hole. There were even a couple older family relatives to keep our Sienna company.
The driver of the red Sienna saw me in our long-termer and asked a few questions about it. I then asked if she liked driving hers. Her response was interesting to me.
"Not really," she said. "This probably sounds weird, but every time we go on a trip my husband insists on packing up as much stuff as possible. His logic is: "We have all this space, why not use it?" It's annoying. For me, I'd rather just take less crap and not need such a big vehicle."
Normally it seems Americans think bigger is always better when it comes to cars. But not in this case.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,684 miles