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2005 Toyota Sienna - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 118 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
Toyota, Simply Poor Quality
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Roomy and comfortable, very nice interior. Cons: New air conditioning system after the first year.
Three sets of tires. Three set of breaks. The entire power steering rack changed after the forth year.
Bought two new Camrys in the pas 4 years, even worse. Traded them out within a year. I just do not see what is so great about Toyota. Overall: Just poor quality cars...

Great mini Van
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: excellent Van, driving performance outstanding, so much room, we love it.
Best Minivan out there. Cons: Radiostations can not be change on Steeringcolum (our Sienna 02 trade in could do it) it's hard to reach, while driving.
Also we had to buy the crossbars extra, it was not included in the high pricetag.
(our Sienna came with that too). Sit for 8th person weights a ton, but we can live with that.
Overall: We owned a 02 Toyota Sienna Le, we loved it, but I wanted more room, and we definetly got that with the Odyssey.
And the driving performance of the Honda...

bad quality for the money

..."toyota lost some quality product on this model.after 2 year some rust appear inside the front door
,the slidding door make a lot of noise when some dust enter in the mechanisme,and you have to pull realy hard to operate the handle.....hard to adjust by the toyota dealer...

Happy 6th year, my Sienna!
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I owned Sienna for 6 yrs now and no Major problems at all.
I never took it to the Service dept. of Toyota for Warranty works.
Cons: No molding on the side for protection from dent from other cars when they open their door.
So I have a lot of small dent on th side. Overall: It is still good after 6 yrs, the engine & the ride. I wouldnt trade it for anything...

Reluctant Purchaser Liking the New Van
Source: MSN Autos

...Overall: I thought I'd hate the minivan but in fact find it comfortable, versitile and have no regrets. As for style, hey its a minivan. You have to accept it. I'm glad we didn't get a bigger SUV. We wanted a full-size van which limits the universe of vehicles. We had pretty much settled on the Toyota Sienna when the 05 caravans came out. We test drove and sure enough the seating lived up to the advertisements. Easy to store all the seats and there's cargo space to spare when they're all up. Value was the deciding factor. We got the Grand Caravan SXT with every option available including...

better than Sienna
Source: MSN Autos

...The latter also had too many ridiculous options packages. The Toyota was more luxurious and drove like a Lexus. The Honda has a European car handling and feel and I like it much better. The sound system on the Honda is much better than the Toyota. The Honda engine is also more agile and powerful. Cons: Wish it had standard all wheel drive. The lazy susan is worthless. The trunk door does not close properly and others have had the same problem. Overall: Highly recommended...

Best minivan

..."I bought an All wheel drive Lefor $32,000.Although I have 69,000miles it still runs great
!I boughtit new in April 2004.It is very comfortable
even though it is cloth.Since I live in snowy Montanawhen
the snow gets on the car it rusts.But thats my only
dissapointment sonow my sliding doors look all gross.It is great for my 3 childrenwith the 7 passenger.They can walk through the second rows captain seatsto get into the third row
,instead ofjumping over the seats itself.Overall its an excellent car andI would most certainly get it if ouare looking for a minivan.So say...

Most expensive to-own car I've owned

..."This vehicle is very expensive to own - on the AWD version (which we own), the run-flat tires only last about 15k miles.
It costs an outrageous $1,300 per set to replace them.The vehicle also only averages 15 mpg during almost any driving situation (highway, city, winter, etc.).
Very disappointing - nearly every crew cab pickup does better nowadays!"...

Sienna Limited, well worth the price!
Source: MSN Autos

...Our only desire once we got the van was that a passenger power seat be available and that was added to the 2005 model. We are a young 30 something family and it is perfectly suited to us. We were going to go the SUV route because of the label of minivan owner but we are sure glad we went with the Sienna. Even when we get the babysitter for some "adult" time, our friends with no kids and "cool" cars wanna ride with us. Ratings I have read list the Sienna limited worthy of the Lexus label........we agree! Cons: I am 34 and it IS a minivan. That's it! Overall: The limited adds extra performance...

So glad its gone

..."We bought an 2005 XLE limited new. Just traded it in and I am so glad its gone.
It was the most expensive car to maintain I have ever owned (even compared to MBenz).
We put 6 sets (12 tires) of tire on it (run flats suck), two door motors, several belts, and a host of other money dumped into it.
We took it to a mechanic that said dump it as radiator had issues as well as trnasmison. It was a great car by design, support comfortable, just was no good mechanically."...

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