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Nice Ride
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By Matt and Malia's Dad
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2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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After 5 months and 7500 miles of driving, I have a pretty good feel for the Sienna. It's a nice ride! After several trips to Las Vegas from LA fully loaded, it didn't even break a sweat going up the Baker grade, even with the AC going. The real test of a nice ride is how you feel after a long drive and I never felt any fatigue at all. It's very roomy inside. Able to throw lots of people and gear inside with room to spare.


Best Features

I can't believe I'm saying this, living in LA, but one of the best features so far has been the seat heaters. On a cool morning (in the 50 degree range) it takes the edge off nicely. Even if your back is feeling a little stiff, it provides a soothing warmth. Stereo controls on the steering wheel.


Worst Features

There is a bit of hesitation when coming out of slow turns. Not sure if it is an engine and/or transmission issue, but one gets used to it. Averaging 19.4 mpg overall, but have gotten up to 23 mpg on a couple of long haul trips.


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Sienna transmission problem
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By houston, tx
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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2 major problems within 1600 miles: A. Side airbag defect due to exposed wires. Driver seat had to be replaced B. Transmission failed while merging on the freeway - almost got rear-ended. Was very lucky to survive. Don't buy into Toyota's hype. This is my last toyota!


Best Features

Smooth quiet, ride!


Worst Features

How about better QC? Toyota- are you listening?


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Fantastic gas mileage
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By New Mexico
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We drive in New Mexico and get about 25.5 mpg going back and forth to work. On the highway at 75 mph we get anywhere from 27 to 31 mpg! The seats in this van are almost as comfortable as the ones in our old Mercury Villager but not quite. This is our travel car and we drive all over New Mexico, very fuel efficient and comfy.


Best Features

The cool blue and white gauges on this van are eye candy. The center console is great and highly useful.


Worst Features

The CD has to be put in the CD player at some weird angle or it won't go in. Surprising, since everything else is well thought out.


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Smooth like a Lexus but not quite there
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By Creighton
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2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Having owned this car for a while now, I have very mixed feelings about it. It's smooth and refined like my Lexus but has very mediocre interior ergonomics that are very un-Lexus-like. It's very easy to love the features; HID lighting, AWD, Nav, laser-cruise control, bluetooth, DVD, comfy leather seats; but somehow, Toyota didn't get some of the basics right. The frequently used climate control buttons are small and mislabeled. The 2nd row seats constantly rattle and squeak. The run-flat tires are truly terrible but at least warranted by Toyota. Fuel economy was terrible at first but is improving with age.


Best Features

Bluetooth definitely.


Worst Features

Take interior controls from a Lexus. Insert in Sienna.


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Smooth ride
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By mj23cantona
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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So far, so good, great for road trips or everyday use, it's my wife's but I drive it on weekends, it's better than the truck for family outings. Drives like a sedan or better, lots of room, it can be configured to accommodate any combination of passengers and load. Add adequate power and a sleek design, and you got the full package.


Best Features

Lots of space, very ergonomic driver's seat, great handling, confort, power sliding door.


Worst Features

Luggage racks could be a little sturdier.


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