The Minivan Life - 2011 Toyota Sienna Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna: The Minivan Life

August 05, 2011

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Our 2011 Toyota Sienna lives a rough life. It's the minivan life. Sure, passing the keys around to 30 different drivers exaggerates the abuse, but minivans are made for this sort of thing.

If the minivan in your driveway is pristine, I commend you. Then I ask, are you really using it? I draw the comparison to owning a truck. If you don't have a dent here or a ding there then maybe you don't need it. I'm not trying to justify the degree to which our Sienna is marred. But I am saying that when it comes time to repair the front bumper cover, we aren't going to worry about these dings and scuffs. Not until we get closer to selling it, at least.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 15,707 miles


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