Unbelievable reliability, it is amazing that a vehicle can be so reliable and not receive the press it deserves.
In my opinion, this is likely the best, most comfortable and dependable van that has ever existed. Why, because after driving this darling-of-a-vehicle for more miles than most vehicles, new or old, could never come close to, without replacing their engine or transmission several time, I am convinced that anything that can last this long, with it’s original engine (never overhauled), and original transmission, (never touched, serviced or had the transmission fluid replaced but once), and still shows not sign wear or any kind, then until, and unless someone can provide proof of another vehicle with such trouble-free stamina and longevity, I will state affirmatively that this is the most reliable van on the planet, Ever.
I also own a Lexus SC Coupe that is a joy to drive, also trouble free, and boy, do I abuse that car (rough driving >>> FAST!!!). But every time I get in my Previa, a smile comes to my face, because I still can t get over how much of a joy it is to drive the only vehicle I know that has panache. The view (like sitting in a glass bubble), the height, the power from just four cylinders, 4WD handling in winter and around corners, and the spaciousness, Unreal!
Though gas prices are higher than what anyone anticipated it would be here in the States, I am determine to buy another Previa (not to replace my aging buddy, but I need one with ABS for winter stops).
I intend to part with my Lexus, which give about the same gas mileage, but is not as practical as my Previa.
Just got back from a 3,000 mile trip and had Complete Confidence in this baby, never ever worrying about having any problems, as she has never ever let me down or given any cause to be concerned.
It always starts, winter, hot summer, pouring rain, and never quits until the keys turns it off.
Bottom line, I really and truly love this vehicle, and Hats Off to Toyota for consistently making the most reliable vehicles on the Planet. God Bless!