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Toyota Sienna, Car Buying, Van
#12196 of 12252 Re: XLE in Houston [van2013]
Jul 23, 2013 (2:13 pm)
Hi Van2013. Wondering if I may get your salesperson's name. I am out of Houston looking for a similar deal on a XLE.
#12197 of 12252 Re: XLE in Houston [depechek]
Jul 29, 2013 (6:59 am)
First name is Tomas, I can't post his last name per the rules.
#12198 of 12252 Now 2013 Odyssey is cheaper
Aug 07, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Now 2013 Odyssey is cheaper. Is there still a good reason to buy sienna?
#12199 of 12252 Sienna vs Odyssey
Aug 07, 2013 (9:36 pm)
I had a 2003 Odyssey, purchased new. It was my only vehicle that, despite being meticulously maintained, never made it to the 100K mile mark. The transmission started slipping, and with the added (expensive!) Honda timing belt replacement requirement, I had to trade it in for next to nothing. I purchased my Odyssey based on Honda's reputation, but my older Chrysler minivan gave me longer service. I am done with Honda! Now, with the 2013 Odyssey's 6-cylinder engine that shuts down one or two cylinders for fuel efficiency, I would definitely avoid this historically troublesome engine design! I purchased the more expensive Sienna hoping for better long-term service. Time will tell. If I didn't purchase the Sienna, I would purchase the even cheaper Dodge Grand Caravan before I would allow Honda's dirty little secret (under-engineered transmission design) to cost me thousands of lost dollars again.
#12200 of 12252 Re: Sienna vs Odyssey [sbpceap1]
Aug 08, 2013 (7:34 am)
Thanks for sharing your story. I have heard similar stories. Seems like the older odyssey indeed has transmission problems. Maybe the new one will not have this problem? Nobody knows..
I still feel the odyssey is more refined compared with sienna though...
#12201 of 12252 Re: Now 2013 Odyssey is cheaper [lucasq]
Aug 08, 2013 (8:52 am)
2013 sienna XLE and above has Smart key which is major convenience for parents with babies or young toddler. It also has 2 yr maintenance and 0% 60 month finance. I chose Sienna because of the Smart Key. 2014 Odyssey would be a better choice with a higher price, no finance, or discount.
#12202 of 12252 Re: Sienna vs Odyssey [lucasq]
Aug 08, 2013 (9:26 am)
Odyssey also has brake disc issue where the disc wears out unevenly and cause vibration when braking above highway speed. Sienna doesn't handle as well as Odyssey. Sienna also doesn't have complete flat floor when 2nd row seats are removed. The sliding mechanism stays on the car, while Odyssey floor is flat when 2nd row seats are removed.
#12203 of 12252 Bought it at Fitzmall Toyota (Gaithersburg, MD)
Aug 09, 2013 (7:10 am)
2013 XLE base with dealer installed floor mats, cross bars and door sill protection.
$33,000 OTD (including 6% MD tax) with 0% financing.
Very nice dealership and I feel it's a fair price too.
#12204 of 12252 Re: 2013 xle 8 seat with navi [oddie225]
Aug 09, 2013 (3:10 pm)
what was your APR? did you get cash back w/ that cost?
was 35700OTD final cost you got? I am dealing w/ other dealers, but they didnt reduce the cost!!!
#12205 of 12252 Toyota sienna xle fwd prem package w/ navagation
Aug 13, 2013 (2:24 pm)
I am looking to purchase or lease a toyota sienna xle so far my purchase price has been34,819 thats 3,766 below msrp thats in NJ does anyone know of a better deal? I am also considering leasing I appreciate the help.