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Great history with our Sienna
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Tom
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2003 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We have used this vehicle hard as our kids grew up and it has handled it well. I haven't spent over $1500 in maintenance during the 8 years I have owned it (window motor, back hatch handle, couple of oxygen sensors and a set of struts)


Best Features

dual power doors.


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Great family van
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Erick
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2003 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought our Sienna used about 3 years ago and we are very happy with it. We used to buy Ford Windstars but the Toyota blew them out of the water. We live in the midwest and every year take our Sienna to the mountains for camping and fishing trips and it has gone everywhere we needed it to go even off road with no issues. In the snow it is great the traction control kicks in and it is almost like driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It is an amazing vehicle


Best Features

Built DVD is a great plus on long road trips. So is the in dash 5 disc CD changer. Plenty of storage behind the seats as well


Worst Features

Have to replace the JBL sub woofer only available at the dealer other wise the whole sound system is shot


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03 Sienna Symphony - great family ride
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Roy
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2003 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've owned Sienna since new, lots of miles and no major problems. The vehicle has been serviced regularly, nothing out of the ordinary or short of expectations. It's not as roomy as our previous Caravan but it has NOT been to the dealer for drive train issues inside of 40k either like the Caravan!


Best Features

Smooth drivetrain, powerband


Worst Features

Brakes need help, they are constantly needing attention...many issues with rear drums. The car has been difficult to keep in alignment, tire wear has been bad from the very first set, and we rotate frequently. It's had 2 alignments per each set of tires (2 - except the first set). 5 alignments total.


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Check Engine Light problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By KidHorn
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2003 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall I'm happy with our Siennna. It only has 19,000 miles after 6 years, so it doesn't get a lot of use. There's an issue with the check engine light. It goes on and we take it to the dealership and they find nothing wrong. I wouldn't care too much, but the engine detects something wrong with the emission control and because of this, the car fails the state emissions test. We take it to the dealership, they run a smoke test and everything is OK. We go back for the emissions test, we fail, but since we had the car smoke tested, we get a pass for the next couple of years. We also had to replace the front tires. For some unknown reason, they wouldn't hold air.


Best Features

Power side door. Spacious interior.


Worst Features

Fix the issue with the emissions failure. From what I've read on the internet, this is a common problem with cars that have Camry engines.


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Major problems again and again
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Julie
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2003 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had this van since 50K miles, now has 66K. First at 50K the rear main engine seal needed to be replaced... major job! Now at 66K the engine oil light is on. It will be in the shop for awhile, at minimum will need a new oil pump ($800) and it may need an entire new engine! I really expected much more from Toyota. What good is having the Toyota name if I need to get a different engine?? Very disappointed!


Best Features

Hard to find any favorites when the main part of the vehicle is substandard


Worst Features

Need to get back to that Toyota reliability.


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