"Our Sienna seemed a bit pricey when we bought it... some dealers were even imposing a surcharge because of its high rankings. But in the end, it was worth it. We've NEVER had a mechanical issue that wasn't normal wear and tear.
It's a van, so windy days are noticeably more difficult in the handling department. But again, the same holds true for all vans.
Pretty good turning radius for a van, and responsive handling. Very comfortable, upright seating, even for tall people. It's been a great vehicle for a family of 5."
"I thought a Toyota would be a great value considering most are still on the road for many years. I have had the water pump replaced 3 times, note:if the van overheats and blows coolant on the timing belt then it also has to be replaced and that is several hundred dollars added to the new pump cost.The A/C has been worked on 3 different times at $300-400 each time and just got an estimate for $1600. to fix it this time. I bought this van new and have taken great care of it, but it will never measure up to the Dodge Caravan i owned for 14 years, had almost 300,000 miles on it.I would not own another Toyota if it were free, i would trade it in!!"
"Has been a great vehicle to own and for traveling. Minor problems such as an air noise from the front door and, it seemed to go through tires, found this to be so by talking to other Sienna owners. Did not get what I expected in mileage. Otherwise, dependable with great features such as sliding doors, both CD and cassette player (wish I could find this combo now), good power on the road, durable leather seats. I will miss the ability to carry a lot of 'stuff'. Used an independent the past few years and they were able to maintain the vehicle for me. Spent about $2500 when the vehicle had almost 100,000 miles. (Plugs, shocks, hoses, belts timing belt,etc.) It was worth it."
"we are since Spring 2011 owner of that van, now we are moving out of country and we need to sell the car. I love that car, its running very well. About the age, they need now some repairs.
Thats a wonderful reliable car for families the whole year over, I had no accidents, regular inspections and its save in the winter time.
Questions and to see the car, please use my email adress for appointments, thank you."
Cons: "Gas mileage sucked and OverallDeteriorated quickly"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"Got this car is Feb 2006 as I have a Multiply Disabled Adult Child and needed the room for a turn-out rear seat and room for adapted wheelchair. It was great for that. Transmission had a slip, service said it was inherent to that vehicle. Although I never had to have it serviced it got progressively worse. After 4 yrs Right wheel well liner fell out after 6 yrs the radio and navigation system stopped working...which would have cost $2400 to replace. Also the rear seat interlock system failed. other than that the car made 115000+ miles"
Pros: "Spacious for passengers, roomy trunk, nice 2 drive"
Cons: "Transmission blew out at only 84,500 miles"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I bought my 2006 Toyota Sienna with much excitement. I was 8 months pregnant at the time with my first child and had always expected the Toyota brand to be the best of the best. It also was the only van at the time which offered an 8-seater model for my large family. My first bad experience with the car was less than a month after purchasing it and we got caught in a huge rainstorm. A relative seated in the very back row of my van noticed right away that water was quickly dripping into the trunk area and rear seats. Apparently the hatchback window seal did not come well installed from the factory. Needless to say, the car stunk like humidity afterwards from the moisture that had accumulated on the cloth areas following the storm. However, the dealer was in fact quick to fix that at no charge to me, which I appreciated.
Throughout my ownership of the van I always maintained a strict schedule of maintenance for it and always changed the oil on time, tires, alignment, tune-up etc. Additionally, I'm a gentle driver and certainly not a "lead foot". That said, I had the van for 8 1/2 years when completely unexpectedly, the transmission inexplicably blew out with only 84,500 miles. When I took it to the dealer they said not only the transmission needed full replacement but all the surrounding gaskets were leaking as well. My husband and I were flabbergasted when we were told the entire job the van needed would be close to $6,000 to repair. At that point, we decided that it just didn't make financial sense to invest that kind of money into a car that was approaching its ninth year, despite its low mileage. Therefore, we decided to trade it in and purchased a different brand of minivan."