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By H. Zhao
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Brought brand new in 2002. No major issues with van. Now over 150000 miles and still running like new with regular oil change every 3500 miles and timing belt/engine tune at 110000 miles. One problem was the front passenger side break squeaks often after 15000 miles and problem went away after replace front rotor at 110000 miles. Starter went dead at 85000 miles. Other than that, very reliable.


Best Features

Fun to drive. With car like ride. Quieter ride than the Odyssey.


Worst Features

Back seats very difficult to remove and made of poor quality. Newer models have flip down seats. Gets average 23 mpg on mix driving, newer models are even worst in gas mileage.


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02 Sienna XLE Minivan a Great Vehicle!
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By Ken on 9/11/2009
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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What a great vehicle. This van has traveled all over the US and Canada in all types of weather. Never had a problem! It has hauled the family with 2 children and dog very comfortably. It now has 96,000 miles, and with proper maintenance every 3-5000 miles, it has been the best van we have owned (2 GM previously). The Sienna has even pulled a trailer on occasion showing lots of power. Gas mileage has been about 26 mpg highway/21 mpg in town. Toyota by far knows how to make a reliable, stylish vehicle with performance! We have purchased 2 additional Toyotas and once again they are excellent.


Best Features

Overall quality of the vehicle. Engine performance (lots of power). Being able to remove the seats easily. Rear controls for heat and AC in the back. Comfortable ride and interior layout for long trips. Interior rear electrical plug in for TV, dvd players and coolers.


Worst Features

Better tires for original equipment. First set wore out very quickly.


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So far so great!
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By MightyOlive
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have been driving this van for 8 yrs now without any major problems. The engine and transmission still runs like new. Had oil changed every 3,000 miles (using Synthetic High mile oil after 140,000 miles). It is so smooth and quiet. Replaced Transmission oil every 30K, timing belt/water pump at 120K. Only had a problem (Engine check light) with error code P1135 last week. Replaced with A/F sensor heater (costs me $220 with genuine Toyota part). It might be OK if I should have mechanic to reset it (I regret) because I put emission cleaner to the gas last week. No problem at all so far. Very happy.


Best Features

Automatic side door open.


Worst Features

Gas mileage, and dash board (too hot in summer).


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Passenger Door & Sliding Door Problems
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By homemakerdad
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Passenger side door not responsive to remote or automatic features. The right sliding door just completely jammed yesterday. Earlier this year, the right side sliding door just closed on its own and trapped a passenger's finger. Earlier this month, had at least a couple of friends ask us what mini-van they purchase and we recommended the Sienna. Now I really regret making that recommendation after having these door problems and finding out this has been a common problem with this model.


Best Features

Used to be the reliability and quality associated with the Toyota name. Right now, the only feature I could think of, is that it is just spacious.


Worst Features

Toyota needs to fix the door and sliding door issues. This is a real safety hazard! I have informed Toyota of this matter and have yet to hear from them.


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Toyota let me down on this one
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By Helene Schreiner
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Loved the vehicle which I purchased with 40,000 miles. Drives smoothly like my former Camry...love all the extra room. However, at 60,000 miles I have put in almost $3000 plus in maintenance. Had the car checked for a long 12 hr drive...brakes squeeked horribly...needed rear brake maintenance and also found a leak in trans. Hit the road next day and car bucked and shook...back to Toyotal...blew a cylinder and brakes locked up....lost my confidence in this car. This is something that should not have happened at 60,000 miles.


Best Features

Captain chairs....


Worst Features

pulled arm muscle trying to close rear door. That shd have been an automatic door...why couldn't they think of that in 2002?


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