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Toyota Sienna, Van
Mar 19, 2003 (6:37 am)
I'm number 1 I'm number 1
Wonder when they will produce the NAV system and whether it will be bundled with the RES!
#3 of 2995 very good gas mileage
Mar 19, 2003 (8:38 am)
Bought a 2004 LE FW for approx $25,000 ($600 off MSRP). I've been driving it since last Friday approaching 1000 miles. The ride, comfort, power, noise, turning radius all were as expected - excellent. What I did not expect. and was pleasantly surprised at, gas mileage -- 26 MPG -- 80% highway, 20% city on just over 500 miles with the first tankful. Dealer filled the tank so I'm not sure if it was regular or premium gas. So far best vehicle I've owned for the money. One personal complaint -- after 2 hours of driving, my right leg started cramping -- may need to find a better seating position and use cruise control more frequently.
#4 of 2995 Any more AWD testdrives?
Mar 19, 2003 (9:45 am)
I read one good review of the AWD LE in the old thread. I'm waiting to testdrive an AWD model myself...anybody else have a chance? How does it compare to the 2WD?
#5 of 2995 Still looking
Mar 19, 2003 (11:10 am)
Does anyone have any idea when Nav will be available as an option? The Toyota website says 'Late Availability'. Any ideas as to how 'late'?
#6 of 2995 Test Drive
Mar 19, 2003 (11:11 am)
Just returned from the dealer, where I had my '01 XLE in for scheduled service. They had 2 on the lot, so I drove one. It was an XLE. My impressions are as follows
- engine noise is louder than in previous generation
- no drivers side power door???? For $43600.00 CDN, they should have put that in.
- rear seat a snap to fold down/up, but the use of tether straps seems a bit odd.
- lots more room in the driver seat. My knees rest on the center console/door of my '01
- ride is firmer, seems less body roll in corners but not too stiff for highway cruising
- didn't want to push engine too much, car was brand new (87KM on the clock) but does seem to be peppy enough
- radio is way too far away. CD player is on top of dash
- liked the new gauge cluster - can see the entire speedometer with the wheel tilted max downward and telescoped max out.
- rear styling too much like Honda (lacks uniqueness), but certainly looks good - rear wiper ala Honda (i.e., plastic), but cannot be pulled out to stand on end when cleaning rear window, as with previois version
- front styling better than I expected. Looks very Prius like. Lower bumper cladding very vertical
- no more side cladding, positive but no more 2 tone paint scheme either.
- 2nd row buckets have seat belts integrated - appear to be in the way of an occupant getting into those seats.
- if you thought the previous version had heavy bass, wait till you heard this one with the sub-woofer!
- very nice interior trim execution - little chrome bits here and there (door latch, dash vent controls, etc.) look classy
- fake wood looks fake, though
- nice execution of goodies - storage hooks everywhere - center console coin holder/cup holder is a nice touch
- lack of passenger seat map pocket a bit cheesy
- only saw 2 missing control caps, you know those things that cover where a button for the option you didn't get would be?
- still no 1 button down on the passenger window!
- sun shades on side windows a nice touch.
Overall, looks like a winner. But it doesn't make me want to trade in my current van. The engine noise and lack of 2nd slider on this trim line are big deals for me.
#7 of 2995 This discussion
by steve_ HOST
Mar 19, 2003 (2:57 pm)
seems redundant since the new owners will naturally gravitate to the "main" Toyota Sienna board, not to mention that this stuff is also being covered in the Sienna Owners: Future Models discussion.
It'd be nice to consolidate now instead of having a bunch of different overlapping boards with parallel discussions going on
#8 of 2995 This board seems appropriate
Mar 19, 2003 (3:32 pm)
Steve - I would argue that "if" they are closing the "Future Models - 2004 Sienna" discussion that this is the appropriate place for discussion of 2004 Siennas. The original generic "Siennas" is almost entirely related to the older models. Wouldn't it be more convenient to have everything related to the 2004 model in this discussion?
#9 of 2995 Separate 2004 Sienna
Mar 19, 2003 (10:02 pm)
discussion is intuitive. Distinctive model change; nothing in common with previous years' models. Amazing there is confusion as to dedicating a common discussion for 2004 model?!
Mar 19, 2003 (10:04 pm)
Either change the title of the "Future Models -2004 Sienna" thread to something more accurate, or continue here.