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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Car Comparisons, Van
#1327 of 5511 Re: Deciding between Sienna & Odyssey HELP! [chiaw]
Dec 04, 2004 (7:43 pm)
Suddenly I realized one thing, and only one thing can explain your position here that keep ignoring the facts, and keep comparing apple to orange, and keep jumping around.
When we talk about 2nd. row you keep pulling in 3rd. row.
when we talk about the structure, you keep pulling in transmission.
when I ask you why Lexus use it, you keep saying it's just a marketing ploy, However, when I questioning the hesitation, you claims that it must be reliable since Lexus is using it and it is by design, even though toyota can't provide the design spec.
When I say Honda will overnight 4 sets of tires mounted on the rims free and pay for your hotel stay, you keep saying only RR can do it and what if the dealer has one 1?
When we talk about easier 3rd row fold, you keep claiming toyota's 2 action is as easy if not easier.
When I say the Sienna is matching the old ody's crash performance, you keep saying the previous generation of Odyssey did not perform as well as Sienna, simply because the sienna was the best pick back in 1998? Even in the face of the NHTSA Crash Test showing the previous Odyssey 99-04 earned straight 5 in all cat., Please show us, how can your sienna earned more than 5?
So who is ignoring the fact and making false claim? and why your post #1281 got deleted? are you trying to hide something?
If your 1st. means best stands, you should have bought a DG, not Sienna.
As for which one people prefer/like, please let the market speak.
As for which one is better, let edmunds.com be the judge if you trust them.
I think we'll have to agree the disagree. And ask all readers just ignore our posts, go out to try both vans and find out the truth and facts themselves, then come back to see who is saying the truth.
Oh, yea, finally, I'll have to forgive you for your position to talk up the sienna to preserve your sienna's investment. And may be I should have joined your position to talk down the ody. so I and/or maybe we can get it cheaper.
#1328 of 5511 Re: Oh, what should I buy.. [heywood1]
Dec 04, 2004 (7:54 pm)
That's make sense with the renting vs buying Sequoia. If I need the room throughout the year plus I will have always have the towing capability if the need arised. Thanks for all replies so far. It really helps, still that Pilot is such a great value. I think I will check out some pricing on the Sequoia to see how much more I have to pay.
#1329 of 5511 Re: Oh, what should I buy..
Dec 04, 2004 (8:36 pm)
That's why I had suggested that they look at the economics of buying vs. renting, since I don't know exactly how long this annual trip (with towing) is. If it's s shorter trip, it might be a push compared to gas and insurance. If it's longer, it might be worth it to get the Sequoia.
I was shocked to learn it cost more to insure our old Subaru Forester vs. a brand new minivan. I'm guessing the problem was they categorized the Forester as an "SUV". Either that, or "minivan" is a ridiculously low insurance category.
#1330 of 5511 Re: Considering a sienna and a few questions [susiej]
Dec 04, 2004 (11:12 pm)
Remember that the AWD Sienna XLE Limited comes with NO SPARE tire. Get a flat, you are struck. The FWD version DOES HAVE a spare tire. So You are golden.
#1331 of 5511 Re: Considering a sienna and a few questions [jimmylee1000]
Dec 05, 2004 (7:06 am)
I thought with the Run Flats ( standard w/AWD) I would not be stuck. I would be okay for 100 miles or so.
#1332 of 5511 Re: OK for 100 miles or so [susiej]
Dec 05, 2004 (7:14 am)
You are correct.
#1335 of 5511 Re: Considering a sienna and a few questions [susiej]
Dec 05, 2004 (10:24 am)
Susie, these run-flats stink. They work sometimes, but often do not. I do not believe you want to risk that. Do not rely on run-flats with no spare if you travel far out places. I frequently travel desolate roads for 200 miles at a time across the state of Ohio. All rural, no cell phone signal for the most part. No way I would want to rely on the SST Run-Flat technology alone. I want a spare to go along with it, which is why I woould not buy the Sienna XLE AWD. There is no spare, and no room to carry one because of the drive shaft underneath the car.
#1336 of 5511 Re: Considering a sienna and a few questions [jimmylee1000]
Dec 05, 2004 (10:38 am)
In fact, Toyota claims a temporary spare (fitting into the 3rd seat storage area) is a dealer installed option on the AWD Sienna.