2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L from North America
You won't look cool, but it's an amazing vehicle
First off, I never wanted a van. My wife's Acura got totaled just when my Dad lost his license, so we bought his Sienna. It was a low mileage van, fully loaded, and in the right place at the right time I guess.
Since we've owned it, I had to replace a steering rack and an exhaust pipe. I just did the brakes after 80 000km. Great reliability.
This van is incredible. It takes us on our yearly 5000 km family vacation with no troubles. Lots of room (once you take out the 3rd row seat). Very comfortable.
The Sienna is an amazing family vehicle.
My only complaint is that the stereo system is a little under powered. There's a lot of room to fill up in a van, and I sometimes think the sounds gets a little lost / muffled. I guess I just need to bite the bullet, and buy an amp and sub woofer.
Overall GREAT VAN... BUY ONE.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2010
29th Oct 2011, 09:50
Me again, the guy who wrote this review.
Just an update, we've put another 40 000 km on this van since I wrote the review.
Guess what's gone wrong. NOTHING.
I used to think my 82 Corolla was the best car I ever owned, then I thought my 89 Corolla gave it a run for its money. Then I realised my wife's 98 Acura 1.6EL was by far the best car we've ever owned.
This Sienna is starting to enter the territory of the Acura.
I've heard of the sludge problems; never had anything even remotely close to such problems.
All I really seem to do is regular maintenance (just did another oil change and transmission flush), and it keeps on running great.