1996 Toyota Previa Consumer Review: Big Van in Small Body

1996 Toyota Previa - Consumer Review

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Big Van in Small Body
By opsofficer on


1996 Toyota Previa LE All-Trac 3dr Minivan AWD


Nothing comes close for sheer usable
space. Visibility and handing are great.
At 170000 miles, it needed a drive shaft
but a good independent garage made that
a $400 repair instead of the $1000 the
dealer wanted. Hope it goes another
170000. If you can find one for $10K
get it because Previa owners alone know
just what a gem these are. Hard to
work on, but needs work so seldom:
caution Toyota parts cost a bunch and
no one else offers parts. Replaced the
muffler (a generic) for $70 when Toyota
wanted $300. Wouldn't hesitate to
drive it across the country in winter.
AWD gets 26 mpg on the highway. Gets a
9.5 overall.

Best Features

Folding rear seats making refonfiguring a snap. Leather seats look new after 8 years. Handles like a small car, so easy to park, and fits in a small garage--something the new Sienna won't do.

Worst Features

The spare tire is exposed to the elements and is hard to access, but no different than many vehicles.
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