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Toyota Sienna, Van
Introduce yourself and meet other Sienna owners here!
#1 of 55 Hello and welcome to Sienna Owners!
by KarenS HOST
May 14, 2002 (6:33 am)
My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owners Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
#2 of 55 Hi Karen
May 14, 2002 (5:38 pm)
I've subscribed to the owners club. Thanks for estblishing it.
#3 of 55 topic
May 14, 2002 (7:32 pm)
I would like to know when Toyota will have the new part available that makes the engines less likely to have sludge.
#4 of 55 2000 CE
May 15, 2002 (5:43 am)
I have been visting these forums for over an yr now and find it very informative. Thanks for establishing it. Our sienna has given us great pleasure and hopefully the next generation would address some of the shortcomings.
#5 of 55 2002 LE, Vintage Red
May 15, 2002 (7:32 pm)
This is a tough color to get in our neck of the woods!
The Sienna is well designed, and easy to work on and maintain. It is very quiet on highways and the seats are comfortable.
Anyone considering a Sienna should not hesitate to buy one. I recommend the LE level of "appointments," which include a tougher seat fabric and power-opening rear privacy glass. We got the powered sliding door which is essential with kids.
#7 of 55 Potential Sienna Buyer
May 20, 2002 (9:10 am)
I am thinking about buying a 2002 Sienna XLE. Can someone give me the pros and cons? I've heard about the previous torque converter, brake and sludge problems, but I don't know if they apply to the 2002 model. I would appreciate any comments - pro or con.
#8 of 55 All pro - No con
May 20, 2002 (3:01 pm)
We have a 2000 LE and have had no unusual problems. The van overall is just what we wanted and we still love it like we did when it was new. We change the oil every 3,000 miles and have no sludge, brake or torque converter issues.
#9 of 55 00 Sienna
May 22, 2002 (2:53 pm)
Great "Car". No sludge after 45K miles, but, I use Mobil 1. No tranny issues. I do have the brake noise that I am not concerned with and will address when I get the chance. Our auto door buzzer failed and was replaced under warranty (no biggie). Some creaking in dash. BTW, I don't want or need a larger vehicle with 500HP. This van is silky smooth, reliable and works great for us.
#10 of 55 Transmission Problem
Jun 10, 2002 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2000 Sienna LE. It has only 64000km on it but I already had the transmission replaced twice this year. Both of them are under warranty but still I cannot believe that happened to Toyota. Other than transmission, 3 out of 6 seatbelts did not retract back to normal position after release.
I do admit it is the best minivan among the other 5 I had before.