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Toyota Sienna Future Models

deepandeepan Posts: 342
From what i have read in these forums about the upcoming sienna these are the Pros i could think of

larger van (present sienna is just a bit smaller)
Split (60/40) flip down 3rd seat ( very good solution)
Increase in engine Hp & torque (dont know by how many)
Slider hidden in window appearance wise looks good
Side air bags
AWD
windows that go down (if they can make it sleek and flowing with the exterior)
DVD entertainment system

Things that might be interesting is if they have a

slide by side 2nd row seat.
Full size spare
Rear heating ducts
a 5 speed tranny to improve gas mileage
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  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    I took the spy photo of the Sienna on Edmunds and photoshopped it. I believe it may give a very good idea of what the front and side of the new Sienna will look like...I just don't know how to post it.
  • eddie777eddie777 Posts: 33
    I think other Cdns shopping for Toyotas would find it very informative also, here's the link:

    http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030- 329/RTOYO//?query=toyota

    So you're shopping for a CE 8 also? Let me know how you do. Despite the recent news, given that the 04 Sienna might qualify as a "hot" new car, I still think getting a significant discount would be difficult. Best of luck though.
  • tony22rtony22r Posts: 45
    Toyota should slap on a TRD Supercharger!
    The 3.0L DOHC V6 will easily produce:
    285 horsepower @ 6000rpm
    297 ft*lb torque @ 5000rpm

    Firm up the suspension all around with fatter coil springs, add a rear stabilizer, beefier front stabilizer bar, 17" alloy rims, rear spoiler, sport steering wheel and dashboard layout with tachometer from the Celica GTS, rear disc brakes and bigger ventilated front discs. Oh yeah, that makes me drool...
  • tony22rtony22r Posts: 45
    4.7L DOHC V8 (245 horsepower, 315 ft*lb torque),
    Lexus transmission to handle the torque.
    3" body lift, 3" suspension lift, TRD off-road suspension package with locking differential, replace rubber-booted CV-joints with solid metal U-joints, lower gearing, 265/70R16 offroad tires on 16" steel wheels, black overfenders to accomodate big tires, full gauges (tachometer, oil pressure, temperature, charge), full size spare tire mounted on roof rack (with shovel, jack, gas container, and light bar), front bumper brush guard with light bar.
    Hell yeah! Then Toyota can start a new class of minivan offroad rally racing... Har har har...
  • kchappellkchappell Posts: 1
    Will the 2003 Sienna model incorporate the feature of windows that actually can go down? Like the Mazda MPV currently has?
  • johnshewjohnshew Posts: 1
    According to http://www.car-incentives.com/toyota_sienna.html


    The 2003 model has been refreshed, now boasting a 210-hp 3.0-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine with VVT-i. Translation...a minivan that performs with extra-smooth idling, increased torque and power, all the while driving more fuel efficiently.


    With sleek lines and soft curves, this is no ordinary minivan. Over 30 features have been upgraded on the 2003 Sienna, making for a more enjoyable ride.


    All the models benefit from the front- and back-end redesign, an on-glass antenna, wheel covers and more body cladding colors. In addition, the XLE showcases color-keyed mirrors and integrated fog lamps.


    Once you experience Sienna there's no turning back. Its inside has been generously upgraded with amenities like: new cloth interior, optional adjustable heated seats (XLE, leather only), available side-impact air bags (SRS), a sliding third-row seat, an available JBL sound system* and an available rear-seat entertainment system (VCR, A/V input jacks). And with two back rows of seats that slide, fold and detach, the Sienna allows for up to seven seat configurations.

  • machiavellimachiavelli Posts: 260
    Don't get your shorts in an uproars, but the '03 is still the current generation, basically unchanged since it was "freshened" for 2001 model year. The '04 will be all new. Wait for the '04
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    is the same as 2002, just received the brochures and I don't see anything different from the 2002. Supposedly the 2004 which will be out in the spring will be the "all new, redesigned Sienna" I don't know what Toyota is thinking right now, the Odyssey is kicking our [non-permissible content removed] and they come out with the same van for 2003? Get real!

    : (

    Mackabee
  • tony22rtony22r Posts: 45
    re: .."the Odyssey is kicking our [non-permissible content removed] "..

    I agree mackabee,

    It's that 240hp V6 and fold down 3rd row seat in the Honda!
    Besides those 2 factors though it really was a toss up. We went with the Sienna because decades of Toyota reliability and dependability had us hooked. (although that sludge thing is scary)

    That fold down 3rd row would be very handy but the horsepower was moot; my minivan dragracing days are over, hehe.
    Still, kudos to Honda for advancing the state of the art (of minivans).
  • machiavellimachiavelli Posts: 260
    The '04 Sienna will almost surely have the folding 3rd seat, and it will definitely have a larger engine and be bigger/heavier than the '98-03. It will be as big or bigger than the Ody.

    In the meantime, you can get some good deals on the current model. If you think the Ody is a little too big for your tastes, you still have a few more months to get the current Sienna.
  • edle777edle777 Posts: 19
    I know I'm dreaming but an ideal solution would be a short and long Sienna version (ala Caravan and Grand Caravan).

    The new Sienna sounds perfect . . . if you want something that big. If not, you're forced to choose between one that may be a good size but lacks features or wait for the new one, that does have the features we need but will likely come in too big a package.
  • jmezzjmezz Posts: 36
    i had heard from toyota that they were changing sienna for 03 and should be out maybe by september. can anyone offer anything more definite
  • jholzbergjholzberg Posts: 1
    Toyota updated their website & 2003 Sienna info is on there - it looks pretty much the same as the 2002.
  • machiavellimachiavelli Posts: 260
    From what I've heard/seen/read, the '03 (current) model will have a short run, then the '04 model will replace it in Spring 2003 (6 months or so from now)
  • jeffp8jeffp8 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know the approximate date for the 04 Sienna release? It weighs heavily whether I wait for that vehicle or buy one now. Also does anyone have any specs, length, width, etc. on it? I hope Toyota realizes that the Honda took first place because of the larger size and fold down 3rd seat.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,026
    Keep checking Edmunds.com Future Vehicles for info.

    2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan Van

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  • vixtervixter Posts: 34
    We are expecting an all-new Sienna to debut in Canada around the end of January 2003. May even be released as a 2003.5. Most preliminary info posted on this forum is correct from what I've heard.
  • vixtervixter Posts: 34
    Rumours are also floating around of the new van getting an iteration of the all-new 4.0L vvt-i powerplant found in the upcoming V6 4Runner. V6s will be available in 4Runners come January as well. They supposedly pack about 260hp. An AWD Sienna w/ this engine could prove to be another strong competitor to the Honda Pilot.
  • yliangyliang Posts: 9
    Any disadvantages for buying vans from canada to
    USA ? I believe cheaper in Canada.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,026
    Take a look at this Edmunds.com article.


    Gray Area: What You Need to Know About Canadian Cars in the U.S.


    KarenS/Host/Owners Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    An Edmunds Town Hall member posted that the 2004 Sienna could come in an AWD version.
  • jci1jci1 Posts: 34
    Hey Edmunds, what's up?
    Do you mean to tell me that you cannot get any information on the 2004 Sienna? I see spy pictures all over the magazines for new models coming out up to 2 years from now. Are you saying that no one knows ANYTHING about a car to be sold in the next 6 to 8 months? Surely Toyota has this model completly built, if not in true form then certainly on paper. If we know the 2003 model is a short run model, then we also know that the 2004 is close. It's unfortunate that some publications spend so much time researching the latest Porsche or Jaguar or Maybech (sp?) when us poor old mini van buyers just want the facts please.
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    The new Sienna was underwraps a few months ago when my mom was on business to the Ann Arbor design facility. She saw it, but couldn't really tell anything from disguise. Check this out:


    http://www.mag-x.com/scoop/siena0203/index.html

  • dorene2dorene2 Posts: 28
    Okay guys. I need to stop reading these things! I was going to put my name on an '03 Lunar Mist Symphony coming in in September even after taking into account preliminary talks about the 2004's. I knew all the info about February and bigger design, but really loved the size and manageability of the '02/'03 Sienna. Almost bought a Honda, but also could not stomach their arrogance about price and product. I like the Odyssey, but was not convinced I liked to size (or shape). I'm afraid that I won't like the '04 design and then all the '03's will be gone. I hope I will make the right decision.
  • dorene2dorene2 Posts: 28
    Well, I coontinue to plunder on my way without your advice. I placed a $500 deposit on a 2003 Lunar Mist Sienna Symphony which should be in mid-September. Through internet pricing I got $500 over "invoice" which placed me at $26,016, over $200 below carsdirect. price. I'm thinking that's good. I'm only afraid when Sept. 1st rolls around prices may lower. Of course, my sales rep says she thinks they'll go up! The eternal optimism of the car salesman overwhelms me! Oh well, if anyone has any last minute advice I'd love to hear it!!!
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    If you are comfortable with the price and size of the current Sienna, go for it. I think that the Symphony Edition is very sharp looking. The new Sienna will probably cost are because it will be a new design and since it will be bigger. I've found the Sienna to have plenty of room throughout. If you are wary of driving large vehicles like minivans (worrying about parking, etc) then go with the 2003 because the 2004 will be bigger. You really can't go wrong. The only thing you will be missing in the 2004 is a bigger engine, larger body, and more features.
  • dorene2dorene2 Posts: 28
    Thanks so much for the feedback. I think you really nailed it with my reluctance towards the Odyssey size. Being a four door sedan person all of my life, I am hesitant to park and maneuver such a large vehicle. You should have seen me trying to pull up to the curb even with the Sienna! I keep saying that I'm not convinced that I need all that size in the Odyssey. I may be saying differently after purchasing the Sienna. I really do like the look of the Sienna Symphony, epsecaially in Lunar Mist. Do you have any feedback on the price? ($500 over invoice-about $26,000 before tax and title)
  • dorene2dorene2 Posts: 28
    Thanks for your feedback. I think you really nailed it with my reluctance of the size of the Odyssey. I am really fearful of parking and maneuvering a vehicle of that size. You should have seen me trying to pull even the Sienna up to the curb after the test drive. I have been saying that I wasn't convinced that I need the size of the Odyssey. I have been a four door sedan driver all of my life! This is a big move for me! Do you have any feedback on the price ($500 over invoice- about $26,000 before tax and title) Thanks!
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    Sorry, I don't have any info on the price.
  • I was at the Kentucky factory in May. They are moving the Sienna production to another location....rumor was Canada. They are definitely talking longer and rumored the third seat goes into floor.
    I think your discusson about parking the longer van is a good one. I have been driving a Dodge Ram Diesel and go around the block several times to find a parking place. The Odyssey is only a foot shorter than the truck. Also I like to put my cars into the garage and even though I have an extended garage for the truck the longer van would really make it tough to get around. Something more to think about, fitting into the garage or carport.

    I found a dealer in Washington who will give me Costco price which is only $250 above invoice on 03 Sienna. I like the beige myself. I am less worried about ending up with a Canadian "gray car" ordering the Sienna rather than the Odyssey.
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