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#137 of 177 Sienna AWD for family
Oct 05, 2011 (3:33 pm)
We are looking at purchasing an AWD Sienna. We live up a steep gravel road so 4WD or AWD is pretty much required.
2009 Limited AWDwith 40,000km : $38,000 after tax
2012 LE AWD : $40,000 after tax
As we will be financing our purchase most likely over 5 years the monthly payments will be the same between the two vans as the new one has a better finance rate by a couple percentage points.
We live in Canada so prices are much higher. Any thoughts on what you would do?
#138 of 177 2006 Sienna LE Offer - good or bad?
Oct 12, 2011 (1:03 pm)
Very clean LE with good Carfax results and 70,000 miles. Is $14,200 a good buy? Dealer purchase.
#139 of 177 Re: 2006 Sienna LE Offer - good or bad? [wwg1]
Oct 13, 2011 (7:46 pm)
wwq1 I bought a 2001 last year for 6K from a dealer and got a 100K mile warranty. The van had 61K miles and was a loaded XLE model. I would shop around more.. Also, i would suggest that if you are going to go through a dealer, you make sure you buy from a Toyota dealership and not from another manufacturer... Typically, people happy with Toyota's will buy another Toyota, ones who have had bad luck will trade there Toyota in at another dealership.
#140 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [fibber2]
Oct 13, 2011 (8:03 pm)
Hmm i got that beat..
Bought a used 01 Sienna last year with 61K miles from a dealer..
I paid 6K and got a FREE Toyota Extra Care Platinum Zero Deductible 8 year 125K mile warranty.
2001 XLE, 61,000 miles = $5,999
Dealer Doc fees & Gas = Free
NYS 2 yr Registration & Title = Once again, the government taking a chunk..
NYS Inspection = Free
NYS Sales Tax, no way around them.. LOL
But honestly, this is my third Toyota, i have never needed a warranty. My 85 Camry i sold at 330K miles, just out of boredom, but it still ran new. Then my 99 Corolla LE died at 260K miles, but they were some brutal 260K miles, and i say died, the clutch went at 260K miles and i couldn't justify fixing it. But then i never let a dealer fix any of my cars, if they break i do it myself. I honestly don't trust any of them anyway... But if i sell the van the warranty is transferable, which is the only plus.
Either way.. Good luck on your purchase..
#141 of 177 Re: Sienna AWD for family [c_slater]
Oct 14, 2011 (4:34 am)
If the road is gravel, I would be concerned with the ground clearance. Although the Sienna under consideration has AWD, it may have insufficient ground clearance for your needs. The underbody of the Sienna likely does not have skid plates to protect vital components underneath the vehcile. You probably should consider an SUV. Good luck.
#142 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [themanindbox]
Oct 14, 2011 (5:40 am)
In our case we were moving out of a 2002 Honda Odyssey EX with nearly 140k miles, and we got paid $5,600 for it. So net for us was the opportunity to step up to a 'like new' van with a comprehensive warranty for under $13.5k. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
#143 of 177 Re: Sienna AWD for family [c_slater]
Oct 14, 2011 (5:50 am)
It really depends... The departure and takeoff angles are not great, and on a weekly off-road adventure to a friends house we regularly scrape the front air dam and our rear hitch. The hitch I understand given that even the Curt unit which tuck up fairly well still lowers the already low rear bumper by another few inches.
I've not driven a Sienna AWD in snow, but given that it has an open center differential, I wouldn't expect 'Subaru-like' grip. Once a single wheel spins, too much of the torque is going to end up sucked away. Hopefully the disk brake traction control system will compensate and save the day.
#144 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [themanindbox]
Oct 15, 2011 (6:57 pm)
OK, starting to sense something strange here. First it had a 100k warranty, then in the next post it was a 125k/8yr warranty on a 2001 bought last year? Now as Toyota platinum is from in service date, my math say it expire when??? Think I smell something fishy....
#145 of 177 Is this a good price?
Jun 27, 2012 (2:00 pm)
We're considering getting a 2008 Sienna LE w/ 52.300 miles. 8 seater, power everything, with a transferable powertrain warranty until 2014. Is $15,950 a good price?
Also, we currently own a 2005 LE w/ 107,000 miles. The van is fine, of course it has some issues since it's already 7 years old. Nothing major, some problems w/ the slidings doors (right one is hard to open, left one sometimes doesn't close well) , the battery is dying, there are lots of scratches on the paint. Would you keep it or upgrade to the newer one?
#146 of 177 Totaled old Sienna: Need used. Is Limited worth $$??
Dec 22, 2011 (5:03 am)