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#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 $$??
Dec 22, 2011 (5:03 am)
#147 of 177 Totaled old Sienna: Need used. Is Limited worth $$??
Dec 16, 2011 (8:11 pm)
Totaled my 2001 Sienna, only got $6000 back..
Now need used Sienna.
Looking at 2008 or so used Limited...
Love all the stuff, but really seems expensive vs. straight XLE version..
#148 of 177 Re: Totaled old Sienna: Need used. Is Limited worth $$?? [jlm86]
Dec 21, 2011 (1:13 pm)
Only you can answer that question
#149 of 177 Re: Totaled old Sienna: Need used. Is Limited worth $$?? [jlm86]
Dec 22, 2011 (5:03 am)
In my area an '08 Limited sells for as much as a new 2012 LE. Lots of stuff is great to have, but is it really worth that much?