Based on 655 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.Review this car
By HonestyCounts on Friday, March 20, 2015
I owned and sold this car
Reason: large repairs
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."
By Bob on Thursday, March 19, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great at doing all the things a van does"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Does what a van does very well. Have had more than it's share of service issues including a transmission failure. Would buy another brand next time."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By John on Monday, March 16, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "a bit noisy on the highway after 11 years"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"We have owned the Sienna for 11 years. We have had a few minor recalls. Other than the recalls we have put the basic upkeep into it for repairs - tires, timing belt, oil changes, brakes."
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By retjami on Sunday, March 15, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Safe,amazing in the snow,so reliable,great pickup"
Cons: "none..im ready for my next toyota"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this new when my daughter was born. Never had an accident, never left me stranded! It needs to be cleaned up a bit, needs windshield wipers, and a door handle (left slider). Right slider power cable needs repair (motor works, just cable needs replacing). Other than that the car has been my old reliable for every one of the 155k miles, and is ready for another 100k+ My kids are older and I am ready to downsize."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By Leenook on Thursday, March 12, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "wonderful car. No problems!"
Cons: "I have no complaints regarding this car."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Ordered the car new for my wife in 2004. It has all the options available on the 2004 model. It has been almost perfect in all aspects. Has had all belts replaced and new water pump installed as well as all rotors and break pads replaced recently. Runs and handles like new. No problems with car, just getting ready to buy a new one."
1 person out of 4 found this review helpful