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#693 of 730 '07 Sienna driver's seat
Jan 01, 2010 (8:19 pm)
I just traded my '05 Matrix with 273,000 km (all mine!) on a used 2007 Sienna LE with 40k. It came with the extra value package - heated and powered leather seats, power doors, etc. The only issue I have with the van is the shortage of driver kneeroom. I'm 6'1" and a lot of it is legs. I didn't have this problem with the Matrix, my '98 Sienna that I had before that, or my wife's 06 Camry or '96 Corolla. I have noticed that many new vehicles have a lower dash and kneerom is an issue (including the new Matrix and Corolla).
I love my Toyotas because in over a half million km, I have never been left at the side of the road, a claim I can't make with Ford, GM, or Chrysler, and I've owned them all! I expect to put at least 250 on this Sienna, and a little discomfort will turn to outright pain when spread over a six hour trip.
I took a look under the seat and it appears there is an alternate mounting point for the seat rails that would give about 3" extra room, which is more than ample. Has anyone else had this issue, were you able to solve it, and how?
I will also contact the dealership (I have a pretty good relationship with the service manager there) and see what I can find out.
#694 of 730 Re: '07 Sienna driver's seat [bassdrum]
Jan 02, 2010 (6:50 am)
I'm tall and wanted to improve leg room on my Miata.
Surprisingly, I did so by modifying the dead pedal.
I removed it, shaved about half an inch off the spacers in the back. That moved the dead pedal farther back away from the seat.
I know it seems like a small improvement, but with my foot deeper in the footwell, the angle lowers my knee below the steering wheel, and it's just more comfortable.
Take a look at the Sienna's dead pedal, see if you can make similar modifications. It's worth a look and would be a LOT easier than changing the seat track.
#695 of 730 backup camera, Florida installer recommendations
Jan 03, 2010 (11:51 am)
Can anyone recommend both:
1) a good aftermarket backup camera system for the Toyota Sienna van (2006), and,
2) a Florida dealer in the vicinity of Monroe County to install such a system?
My husband and I are hoping to have a back-up camera installed before we start on the trip north, around January 18th, but have no personal knowledge of reputable Toyota dealers in the area. I am asking this because the installation instructions for various cameras say that dis-connecting the negative terminal of the battery may "...require the dealer to reset the internal computer." So we are seeking both a camera AND a reputable dealer. Thank you in advance if you can help! SOS
#696 of 730 Re: 2009 Sienna LE [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2010 (6:23 pm)
Hello Ateixeira, we are considering an aftermarket DVD like you. I know that you bought yours at Circuit City(no longer in business), but what brand did you choose? The ones at best buy are Acoustik and the reviews are not very good.
#697 of 730 Re: 2009 Sienna LE [madams1]
Jan 08, 2010 (12:06 pm)
I can't find it on-line any more so they must have discontinued it.
Best Buy usually has samples on display, I'd check them out. You want good contrast and wireless headsets. If they look good to you, go for it.
I think mine is Jensen? Can't remember now for some reason.
#698 of 730 Best all weather mats for 8 pass Sienna?
Jan 10, 2010 (6:22 pm)
I am purchasing a 8 pass 08 Sienna.
Where is the best place to purchase nice all weather mats?
Do they make one's that truly custom fit or would I have to go to Toyota for this?
What happen in the center area where the 8th seat can be placed? I like to have my floors as covered as possible since I have 5 kids going in and out all day
#699 of 730 Help, what 2nd row mat for 8 pass Sienna?
Jan 12, 2010 (9:23 am)
I am looking at Lloyds's all weather rubber mats for my 8 pass Sienna.
What is the best shape for the 2nd row? I am unsure if a L shape will be ok when all 3 seats (buckets plus 8th seat) are in, or should I go with just straight across?
#700 of 730 Re: Help, what 2nd row mat for 8 pass Sienna? [phillymom]
Jan 12, 2010 (6:09 pm)
The mat from the dealer is straight. The L shape will be a problem with all the seats in.
#701 of 730 Re: Best all weather mats for 8 pass Sienna? [phillymom]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:17 pm)
Try "Weathertech" -- www.weathertech.com -- I am very pleased with the mats I bought for my Sienna 2006 last August. You enter your car model and they give you choices of mats to fit that model. shipping is fast, also.