Last post on Jul 01, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
#2002 of 2021 Re: I SAW THOSE RECENTLY, BUT... [Tim_in_Japan]
Feb 20, 2009 (11:35 am)
I grant you that Alphard is very lux. I can only guess at what it costs with that much kit. It does look big, especially so with the small wheels, but am curious to know how the interior volume competes with the current generation of the three major US market vans. It would need a lot of de-contenting for a base level model if it were to replace the current Sienna, otherwise it will be a Lexus selling to the mature audience rather than the family market that buys most of the minivans.
I'm not necessarily comparing the Mazda 5 to a Toyota directly, but if a market exists for the small minivan then the one company offering a vehicle in that class should do well. Witness Chrysler's intro of the first minivan- not a great quality product but it filled a niche and they owned the market for a long time. The Mazda 5 is not a poor quality vehicle and it is built by Mazda and only rebadged as a Ford in some international markets.
Feb 23, 2009 (9:35 am)
You don't see any resemblance?
Check out the A- and B-pillars specifically. It looks like a modern Aerostar would look. Almost exactly.
#2004 of 2021 Re: Aerostar [ateixeira]
Feb 23, 2009 (10:44 am)
Wow. And I thought the Estima looked like the Dustbuster generation GMs. The resemblance of the Alphard to the Aerostar is amazing.
Come on Toyota. Look in better places for inspiration!
#2005 of 2021 You guys just dont get it...
Feb 24, 2009 (3:25 am)
Well, I guess this is what makes America great. We can all agree to disagree. Trust me, if you were able to see the Estima or Alphard in person, you would never again think that a Ford looks anyting like a Toyota. Even if it did, the Toyota would still be better built that any Ford ever thought about being built.
#2006 of 2021 Re: You guys just dont get it... [Tim_in_Japan]
Feb 24, 2009 (11:02 am)
IMO the Estima is the right vehicle that's needed in the USA, Much better than the Mazda 5.The Venza is a glorified station wagon with huge 20 in. wheels.
#2007 of 2021 Re: You guys just dont get it... [Tim_in_Japan]
Feb 24, 2009 (11:32 am)
Toyota would still be better built that any Ford ever thought about being built.
Now brother that is the truth and why I bought my Sienna.
I have yet to find a car that looked better in person than it does in the glossy publicity shots. Most don't live up to the hype. If they can't make it look good with perfect lighting and shooting the best angles, it is just not going to look good.
#2008 of 2021 Re: You guys just dont get it... [Tim_in_Japan]
Feb 24, 2009 (2:00 pm)
I'm only referring to the exterior styling. The interior looks fine. I'm sure it's a fine van.
My Sienna is far from pretty, but it's still the best van sold here, IMHO.
#2009 of 2021 2010 Redesign??
Jun 16, 2009 (3:01 pm)
Still no clue?? Anything??
#2010 of 2021 Re: 2010 Redesign?? [samnoe]
Jun 17, 2009 (7:41 am)
The 2010 is not redesigned, it's the same as the 07-09.
#2011 of 2021 Re: 2010 Redesign?? [ateixeira]
Jun 22, 2009 (5:52 pm)
Yeah, I just noticed on Toyota's website that the 2010 models are already on sale. Same as 2009. That's unusally long for a Toyota model. That's 7 years (since 2004) without a major redesign. The current model, while good and refined, is really dated.