1999 Toyota Sienna Consumer Review: 1999 Sienna as seen in 2008-ba

1999 Toyota Sienna - Consumer Review

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LE Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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1999 Sienna as seen in 2008-bad tranny!
By R Roberts on


1999 Toyota Sienna LE 4dr Minivan


Delighted with the drivability after we bought it in 2005 w/99K mi. Almost no problems the first 2 years.Then in quick succession the radiator and starter failed, soon followed by the tranny. We took it to a reliable tranny shop recommended by our mechanic. They fixed it and we continued to drive it problem free for about 7 months, when the tranny again went out. We took it back to the same shop, who stood by their guarantee, though they kept having problems getting everything right and had to start over about 5 times (cost us only about $200.00 for one add'l part). We drove it only 3 months and the tranny again went out; now no longer under warranty from original repair. Selling this $ pit.

Best Features

Double sliding doors, plenty of leg room in all 3 rows, lots of cup holders, 12V power outlet in 2nd row, nice interior lighting. Great van for the first 125K miles!

Worst Features

Obviously some kind of design flaw in transmission. The removable 2nd and 3rd row seats are heavy and don't go back in easily.
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