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Toyota Sienna, Van
#26 of 55 Re: finally drove one [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2007 (3:59 pm)
i think it was like $200. we rented it mainly to see how the new v6 performs, and we liked it...a lot.
#27 of 55 Re: finally drove one [hause7]
Sep 24, 2007 (6:01 pm)
That's cheap. What rental company, may I ask? We may get one if the price is under $300 for the 4 days.
I'm not paying $600 plus, it's not 3 times the van.
#28 of 55 Re: finally drove one [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2007 (6:34 pm)
we rented through hertz i think, we only paid the difference since we had a free compact car rental for the 3 days from AAA, when our 04 sienna was in for some body work from when we were rear ended.
Sep 25, 2007 (9:20 am)
C&D measured 0-60 for all the latest vans.
Sienna got 7.2s, all the others were 8 seconds or greater. The Chrysler vans came closest, the others were well behind the Sienna.
Told ya the 2GR was a gem.
#30 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? [cmptrguy74]
Oct 08, 2007 (1:33 am)
I have 07 Limited, i also notice extra decibels of noise compared to friend's 06. Is there a solution to this? Like using Synthetic oil. I was going to change to synthetic oil but dealer recommended switching after 10k with regular oil, meaning doing initial 5k with regular oil and switching at 10k.
Also notice a growl at 2000 to about 2500RPM in top gear and comes to hill or something but does not down shift.
A friend suggested to have different headers installed but don't want to go that route.
#31 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? [lxpatel]
Oct 09, 2007 (11:03 am)
The 06 has the 3MZ engine (3.3l V6) with a timing belt. Belts are quieter, but they also need to be changed at certain intervals. So your friend will be paying for timing belt replacements, and you won't.
Your 2GR V6 has a timing chain, which indeed makes more noise, but lasts the life of the car. Toyota added some sound insulation in the door jambs and in the firewall to offset that somewhat, but you will hear more engine noise.
Still, in the C&D van comparison the Sienna was one of the quietest vans at cruising speeds.
I wouldn't make any changes.
#32 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? [lxpatel]
Oct 10, 2007 (10:18 pm)
Can someone do a 0-60 video of there 07 Sienna and post it on youtube? i have a video of our 04 Sienna.
#33 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? [ateixeira]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Thank You, I plan to try the Synthetic at 10k oil change and stickier tires that has a traction rating of A, at about 20k.
#34 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? Read my post in "Slipping Trottle"
Nov 10, 2007 (7:48 pm)
I'd like to get some of you 3.5L owners to weigh in on my post in "slipping/non-responsive trottle". I think it is closely related to power issues!. I previously owned a 2001 sienna, and I swear that car had more pep and response than my new 2008 sienna. This unresponsive throttle issue is making me not feel the power!!! What do you think??
#35 of 55 Re: 3.5L power? Read my post in "Slipping Trottle" [prinesurf]
Nov 10, 2007 (10:57 pm)
You're kidding, right?? I drive an '07, which has the 3.5L engine, and it has plenty of pep. I live in the midlands of South Carolina, which isn't really hilly, but has some hills in various spots. On my way home today, my Silver Shadow took those hills like a champ! There was no problem at all accelerating up the hills. I will have to admit that the one thing that I've noticed is when cornering, and I've lifted my foot from the accelerator, the van does jerk whenever I do put my foot back on after making the turn. I don't remember my '00 doing that, but it's been 4 yrs. since I last drove that one, so my memory may be faulty. Other than that, I really don't have any throttle problems that I can point to.