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#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?
#151 of 177 HELP Buying Used 2001 Sienna
Jan 13, 2012 (7:33 pm)
The last car we bought was in 1999. A 1998 Toyota Corolla LE. It has 136,000 miles on it now (and a cassette tape player)! We purchased this car before kids.
We've grown out of it since we started camping last year and want to buy a minivan.
I applied for a car loan on Wednesday and it was denied. Now what?
We are now considering buying a 2001ish Sienna for cold hard cash. We have about $5000.
What do I need to know about buying a 2000, 2001 or 2002 Sienna? We don't care about options, just need a ride. We are planning on looking on auto trader and craigslist. We are NOT car buying (nor car fixing) people. We're looking for something reliable to drive for 3 years while we pay ourselves a car payment and get farther away from the bankruptcy(2007) when we could buy something newer with lower miles.
Is TMV realistic when buying a vehicle like this?
Should we buy from a dealer over private?
How do you make the deal with cash...a cashier's check? money order?
What should we look out for with regards to these years?