2007 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
It's an awesome car to drive. We don't hesitate taking this car on many cross country trips and it's never let us down. Got oil changes every 5000 miles. It will last a very long time and miles if you take care of it.
This van, I just learned, has a critical design flaw that can and will destroy your engine without any warning. Despite all my baby-ing, consistent synthetic oil changes, etc. The engine cooling lines are made with rubber, so it is guaranteed they will wear out/melt, and when they do, bam! Immediate destruction of motor. I have been a tried-and-true Toyota owner, always paying above and beyond what other cars cost simply because I trusted Toyota. NO MORE.
During 9 years ownership. Here are some of the issues with this car. 1) car battery has to be replaced every year. 2) dashboard cracked. (later was ack. by Toyota a known issue and fixed.) 3) automatic door broken. (ack. by Toyota a known issue). 4) interior leather seat face cracked. 5) door key remote not working. .... and many others. Toyota customer service is terrible and the only thing they are trained to do is to "document customer's concerns" .
2007 Toyota Sienna CE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this new off the lot in 2007. At 5 years, 102,000, the transmissions was in shambles. Had it rebuilt and within a year, it was in shambles again. Now here we are again 3 years later and yep, transmission problems AGAIN! I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER TOYOTA! I guess Toyota has decided short term gain is what it's all about. Their quality reputation is going down awfully fast.