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Toyota Sienna 2004+



  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Yep, your right! The 00' w/60k was $12,875 the 01' w/48k was $14,880 = $2005.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Try comparing the '00 with the '01 WITH THE SAME MILEAGE (so the only difference is the model year).
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    I see what ya mean now, if they bought a 04' model the last week of September 04', or 05' model the first week of October 04'. Using the same mileage, the difference would be $850, using the 00' vs. 01' data.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630

    Now apply this to an '04 vs an '05. In the last week of October you'll probably be able to wrangle some decent deals on the '04s (assuming there are units left in stock) whereas you probably won't be able to get as good of a deal on the '05 (assuming there is not an appreciable difference in equipment). I wouldn't be surprised if you can save MORE than the $850 by buying stock from the outgoing model year.

    So, if 3-5 years down the road the vehicle from 1 model year later is worth about $1k more, yet you PAID about $1k more for it, was it really worth it?
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Found it on page 13 and 48 of the manual. The (theft deterrent system) per the manual, is "To deter the vehicle theft, the system is designed to sound an alarm if any of the side doors, back door or hood is forcibly unlocked or opened or the battery terminal is disconnected and then reconnected when the vehicle is locked. The alarm blows and the horn intermittently and flashes the headlights, taillights and turn signal lights and turns on the front personal lights".
  • vanquestvanquest Posts: 14
    thanks. is that on the xle or the le?
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Per the online brochure, XLE & XLE Limited.
  • jsvanguyjsvanguy Posts: 14
    Thanks to all for the great feedback!

    I am OK with buying a 2004 now!
  • jm38jm38 Posts: 27
    Had my first problem with my XLE Limited. It has 5000 miles and is 5 months old. The check engine light, the VSC (vehicle skid control) light, and the traction control off light all came on while driving. Yes I checked the gas cap!! What I find weird is that two dealers told me it is an emission problem and when the check engine light goes on, it disables the VSC and traction control. Why would Toyota have an emission problem disable these valuable safety features?
  • markhootmarkhoot Posts: 23
    My buddy has a new Sienna with 17" tires
    (regular, not run-flat) that need to be replaced. Any ideas? Tire Rack
    opinions don't reveal any favorites.


  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Bridgestone Turanzas FOREVER.

    Very quiet and comfortable ride.
  • momstruck1momstruck1 Posts: 206
    well i love my new sienna xle ltd almost 2000 miles and today we are going on our first long trip from NY to PA . i am slightly nervous but looking forward to a nice drive from the city to the country. My thing is WHY no road side assistance with toyota?? i had 2 GM's before this and it always came for 3 yrs/ 36,000 miles . i just hope i have better luck with this then i had with either of them. wish me luck and if there is any news i will report after the trip.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    You'll find with Japanese cars road assistance isn't really needed. But if you're concerned AAA has a deal for you.
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Most insurance companies include that, don't they? I have 21st Century and it's included, you might want to check your policy.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Or as some would say, Don't Worry, Be Happy!

    isellhondas "Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems" Jul 23, 2004 5:46pm

    Steve, Host
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    Most insurance companies include that? I've never heard of this before. I'm not sure about that.

    The reason I think is, that Toyota doesn't need to offer roadside assistance in order to attract customers. Toyota will anyway sell all their vehicles for a good price, so why offer roadside assistance?

    But the domestic models will offer you much more, because they need more customers. It's actually kinda "rebate" IMO.
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    It’s irrelevant to import or domestic and it’s not a rebate. It’s a perk or service provided saying thanks for buying our product. Just because it’s a Toyota or Honda doesn’t mean it’s exempt from flat tires, dead batteries and heaven forbid an on road mechanical failure, which would require the vehicle being towed to the nearest dealer.

    I could be wrong but, the premium Asian manufacturers started this with the introduction of Lexus, Infinity and Acura. Some insurance companies (21st and Progressive) offer it as well. assistance.html
  • duckshooterduckshooter Posts: 156
    We have it from our insurance company (USAA). It costs a few dollars a year extra. But if you're traveling out of town a good bit or live in a huge megalopolis (where being stranded at rush hour is life threatening) it's great peace of mind. A single 800 number brings you a tow truck and mechanic lickity split. Call your insurer and see if you can add it before your trip.
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    Anyway, we're talking about "FREE" assistance. You can get many deals for a small fee, either by AAA, your insurance co., some credit cards offers, some cellular phones offers, etc.

    Fact is that Toyota (& Honda I think) does not have free Roadside assistance, while all domestic makes do offer it.
  • Have you heard of anyone adding a turbonator to the air intake hose to increase gas milage and horsepower to a 2004 sienna van. I just sent for one and will let everyone know how it works, after I install same.
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Check your e-mail, I sent a link to this discussion from another board. You'll find varying opinions there.
  • carwise3carwise3 Posts: 3
    I had to have my engine replaced at 3000 miles due to a defective engine (incorrect bearings installed that prevented oil circulation).

    In my view the car is no longer a new 3000 mile car and I believe that Toyota should offer some compensation or a car swap. I have not been able to get anyone to discuss this defect, or to explain to me how I could have been sold a new car with a defective engine. I cannot even get my phone calls returned.
    Any opinions?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Seems to me it's now a 3,000 mile car with a new engine. Parts are defective all the time; that's what warranties are for, although you don't read about new engine replacements very often.

    I suppose you could ask for compensation if you had to rent a car during the repair or you broke down on vacation, but otherwise it sounds like you've received what any dealer or manufacturer would give you.

    Steve, Host
  • carmaven18carmaven18 Posts: 21
    Is there any chance that dual power sliding doors and power trunk might be available on the LE/LE AWD
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 850
    Not so. Tire Rack survey results give high marks to the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition (225/60-17), scoring fifth out of 67 tires. My Sienna XLE is AWD, but I'll probably replace the run-flats with these.
  • I have 12,000 miles in 12 months on my XLE AWD and the tire repair shop told me all four Dunlops are passed the safety band on the outside today while fixing flat. Are you doing OK with your run flats? Are you moving away from run-flats because of the ride or other reasons?
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 850
    I have 6K on my XLE AWD after three months. I have no performance complaints with the run-flats, but based on what I've read and researched, I'm not expecting these to last past 20K. So I've been shopping in advance for various tire options for this vehicle, especially since I just bought a second set of 17" Toyota Sienna rims (got'em cheap on Ebay) for the Blizzak winter tires I plan to buy.

    I'm not complaining about the run-flats, as many here do. I knew when I purchased the vehicle that there was no spare, and replacement run-flats were expensive. It's more of a wear issue for me. I'd be more inclined to justify the cost of the DSST's if they lasted longer. So I'm considering conventional replacements-- especially since I'll have an extra set of wheels & tires in a pinch.
  • mduartemduarte Posts: 7
    Does anyone know when the 2005 Toyota Sienna will be out and what changes it will have, if any? I have a 2000 Honda Ody and have been less than thrilled with it...


  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    What caused you to be "less than thrilled with it" ?
          Most Odyssey owners love their Odyssey which is the most attractive minivan with the most power, delivers good gas mileage, and was reasonably priced. My son loves his 2001 Ody EX.
          The Sienna also has a very loyal ownership. It is highly probable that there will be NO changes in the 2005 Sienna although the 2005 Odyssey is reported to be changed significantly from the 1999-2004 model years.
  • mduartemduarte Posts: 7
    Well, at 40,000 miles, just out of warranty, the electrical system broke...I cannot remember the name of it all, but it was a $900 dollar fix...the van was stuck in 4th gear. After many hoops, they finally agreed to honor the warranty on it. Also, the transmission shifts will downshift hard sometimes. For the $$ paid, I just thought it would be better...I am definately NOT in love with it...certainly it's not as bad as some out there, but I have not been happy with it. The deciding factor for us 4 years ago was the design of the folding seats.

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