Last post on Mar 15, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Van
#2200 of 2209 Re: '07 Sienna Demo and damaged purchase [jipster]
Aug 27, 2007 (11:55 am)
I agree. 4000 miles means it's now a used car. That should put it at about 5-10% below invoice by itself.
The damage knocks another $800 (at least) off of that.
The dealer was DREAMING, no way it's worth that much. It's used and abused, literally.
#2201 of 2209 Re: more... [mtatech]
Sep 06, 2007 (9:41 pm)
If nobody bought the car, it would be even cheaper! All you sheep that jump on a $30k "deal" on a car that's not significantly better than a Chrysler minivan or Chevy Uplander, should have your heads examined!
Sep 07, 2007 (5:15 am)
"on a car that's not significantly better than a Chrysler minivan or Chevy Uplander, should have your heads examined!"
I must disagree. Siennas are significantly better than Chrysler minivans or Chevy Uplanders.
According to Consumer Reports' survey of owners, 79% of Sienna owners would buy the car again compared to 49% of Chrysler Town & Country owners and 36% of Chevrolet Uplander owners.
In terms of reliabilty, only the Sienna ranked "better than average." Honda and Kia ranked "average" and Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Caravan (V6), Ford Freestar, Nissan Quest, Buick Terraza, Chevrolet Uplander and Saturn Relay all ranked "below average."
Whether $30K is a good deal or not for THIS CAR is the subject of this topic. Obviously, Siennas in general are worth $30K because Toyota doesn't seem to have trouble selling brand new ones. In fact, the easiest sells seem to be XLE Limits that sell close to $40K.
#2203 of 2209 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard
Mar 15, 2008 (6:55 am)
#2204 of 2209 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard
Mar 08, 2008 (1:19 pm)
I have an 04 Sienna Le that is all of a sudden turning really hard, at random times. We checked the power steering fluid and that is full. Any suggestions as to what could be causing this? Thanks for your help.
#2205 of 2209 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard
Mar 08, 2008 (3:05 pm)
did you check the steering pump ?
run the engine check the fluid see if the fluid cerculate if not then the pump not working
#2206 of 2209 Re: 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard [bnfrgvn]
Mar 10, 2008 (7:59 am)
If you haven't already checked, the air pressure in the tires should be at least 35psi. This is higher than normal, so I thought I'd point that out.
#2207 of 2209 Re: 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard [bnfrgvn]
Mar 14, 2008 (12:30 pm)
Did you ever find out what this is? Mine is doing the same thing.
#2208 of 2209 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard [bnfrgvn]
Mar 15, 2008 (4:32 am)
I had that problem on my '06 CE. At low speed. Had my 30,000 mile service and it went away. Did not mention it before the service, either. It was a cheap service compared to most dealerships. $185 + Tax. They asked me how it ran, I said trouble-free, I got this 30,000 service from a Toyota Dealer. They didn't drain/fill the tranny fluid or change the wipers. Who knows what else differed compared to the $500 + phone estimates I got. So I don't know what exactly helped. Tighten a belt? Vacumn (I'm old) hose? The checkoff sheet from the service didn't help at all to pinpoint anything . Like always, just shows adding washer fluid, change air filter and cabin filter, and everything else 'checks out' fine.
Stopped turning hard. Will see how long it lasts.
#2209 of 2209 Re: 04 Toyota Sienna LE turning hard [rahrae]
Mar 15, 2008 (6:55 am)
No, I haven't. I'm taking it in hopefully this week to get it looked at. The guys at Auto Zone said it probably wasn't the steering pump since it's not doing it all the time.