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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Car Comparisons, Van
Nov 28, 2009 (9:05 pm)
Buy a Sienna if you want a cheap radio with poor reception.
Our 2006 Sienna LE will not pick up stations driving across southern Nevada and Mojave Desert of southern California which our less expensive 2002 Chrysler T&C LX received clearly.
Tonight, our Sienna radio quit working while I was listening to a football game enroute to attend a wedding reception. Tried the FM radio - dead. Same with CD player. No sound system in any previous vehicle quit with less than 32,000 miles on the odometer.
The radio in my sister's 2001 Ody EX with 113,000 miles on the odometer and my daughter's 1999 GC SE with 123,000 miles on the odometer still work. Toyota reliability is a sorry, sick joke.
#5193 of 5511 Re: Odyssey vs. Sienna - Help! [deltheking]
Nov 28, 2009 (9:19 pm)
The Odyssey EX-L has a nicer looking interior than the Sienna XLE unless your idea of luxury is fake wood plastered all over the steering wheel, dash, and doors.
#5194 of 5511 Re: Buy a Sienna [toyojunk]
Nov 30, 2009 (8:29 am)
One bad radio is not a big enough sample compared to the thousands of vans measured in CR's reliability survey.
Your problem is unfortunate, but statistically insignificant.
As you said earlier "the Odyssey is the MOST expensive" (the all caps was your emphasis, not mine) so it's fair to expect a better interior, though not all of us agree with you.
Nov 30, 2009 (9:03 am)
Too late to edit, so I'll add this as a PS...
You have an LE model, so why complain about the trim on a model that you didn't get? That makes no sense at all.
#5196 of 5511 Re: PS [ateixeira]
Dec 01, 2009 (5:23 pm)
I find it interesting that there is a lot of rather passionate arguing on these two vehicles when the media is proclaiming the minivan is all but dead. Personally, I don't see the minivan dying any time soon, its a lot more vehicle for the money than a SUV or CUV and a bad economy just makes it that much more attractive.
Dec 01, 2009 (6:36 pm)
I'm passionatelly anti-troll.
If people want to participate in the discussion and add constructive input and even criticism, that's fine.
To pop in and drop bombs out of the blue, especially when they contradict what that same person said earlier, is a shame, and we should not put up with it.
This is OK -> I'm having trouble with my stereo, does someone have the 800 # that I can call, or has someone found a fix?
And by the way that belongs in the appropriate problems thread.
This is not OK -> my single van has a bad stereo therefore Toyota is THE DEVIL and all vans are going to explode and kill all occupants in less than 24 hours so sell your van NOW!!!!111eleven!!
Another thing - this user had the name "hansienna" and changed to "toyojunk", and I believe hiding your identity in such a manner is against Edmunds' rules.
So yes, I am passionate about outing dishonesty like that.
Dec 01, 2009 (8:21 pm)
Take two of these and call me in the morning.
Just messin with ya Juice...
#5199 of 5511 Re: PS [ateixeira]
Dec 01, 2009 (9:39 pm)
I'm with you on this. Hansienna/Toyojunk is a troll and a basher who's sole purpose is to demean the Sienna usually by repeating the same lies again and again (at least the radio complaint is new). If we let him get by with the lies he wins, and he keeps posting again and again waiting for us to get tired of his game.
It is good to keep refuting him, but try not to get too peeved- I am sure he gets a perverse satisfaction at getting tweaking people.
#5200 of 5511 Re: PS [thegraduate]
Dec 02, 2009 (5:57 am)
Apparently I didn't link my photo of a bottle of Vailum properly...
#5201 of 5511 Yada-yada-yada
Dec 02, 2009 (7:46 am)
The reliability of valium is way overstated. Lots of warranty problems and quality issues. Xanax is the far better product for anxiety disorders. The tabs have a far superior shape with upscale features. Only hosers and geeks would be seen with a bottle of valium. Even the cap is harder to remove.
Now that I've set everyone straight on that issue, been researching vans and came across an interesting option. Chevy/gmc makes an awd full size van with seating for 8 that msrp's in the low 30's. Airbags all around. Lots of space for sure. May check those out in a few years. Mpg is low of course but if you don't drive much like me not much of an issue.