2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3 from North America
400,000 miles and we still love it
Both power sliders inoperable, radiator replaced, A/C compressor, struts, shocks, headlight leak, catalytic converters, slider door lock mechanism.
This has been the best vehicle we have ever owned. We typically got 150-200K miles out of our Dodge minivans. This one will more than double those with less problems. At close to 400,000 miles we still have not touched the engine or transmission internals. This van uses no oil between 5-10K mile changes-mobile 1. It starts and runs well, has plenty of power and the transmission shifts fine. It still has the original starter, alternator, PS pump and a host of other items that we normally have to replace on high mileage cars. Every one of the windows and the sunroof works fine.
We have changed the timing belt and water pump twice, and it is due again. Of course brakes and tires when needed.
The power slider door cables broke at about 150K miles, but we never fixed them - the doors open and close with two fingers without the cables. The passenger sliding door latch broke and I replaced it myself.
The van drives well still. I find the driver's seat very comfortable. It will cruise all day at 75mph and still get 22 MPG.
The check engine light has been on for over 100K miles due to the bad catalytic converters, but we will not repair due to cost and no inspection in our area.
I rarely use the laser cruise control, but it still works.
We have towed our 19 ft. boat with the van several times, but I note that this really taxes the drive train.
We plan on keeping this van for the unforeseen future. It is not worth much on trade, and for our purposes it is fine. Our kids are grown and gone, but we have 5 grand kids, so the seating positions do get used sometimes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2015