2008 Toyota Sienna Consumer Review: Love the car, not the service

2008 Toyota Sienna - Consumer Review

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XLE 7-Passenger Passenger Minivan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Love the car, not the service
By aramf on


2008 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


We are a family of 5 and really love having this van.
The mpg is great, the accelation and breaks are great and driving it is just like driving a sedan.
We love this car.
THe issue we don't like is that this car has cold start rattling issue.
And a lot of people complaing about it, yet Toyota dealers for the most part say it is a normal noise.
The possible culprits for that are lifter problems, upper engine oil seal that keep the oil from draining into the bottom pan and variable valve timing oil hose. Basically the valves are not lubricated at cold start and that's what causes the noise.
Still dealing with toyota to resolve this.
The car wa hardy 37000 miles when the problem started.

Best Features

steering wheel radio controls

Worst Features

I am 6 foot tall and I cannot see the upper part of the speedometer over the top of the steering wheel.
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