Last post on May 24, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Infiniti, Auto Repair, Van
#1 of 4 2000 Sienna with 132,000. Time for a new van or wait?
May 21, 2009 (5:30 am)
We have a 2000 Sienna that we love. It has been the best van needing very little repair over all these years. When should I expect we will need to start replacing things? I'm trying to decide if we should keep it for another year or get a new van now.
#2 of 4 Re: 2000 Sienna with 132,000. Time for a new van or wait? [3girls4me8]
May 21, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Very cool, but I think it will last a lot longer if you continue to take care of it.
If you're looking for an excuse to get a new one, look at all the new safety features - side curtrain air bags, VSC, etc.
266hp also may motivate you.
#3 of 4 Re: 2000 Sienna with 132,000. Time for a new van or wait? [3girls4me8]
May 24, 2009 (8:50 am)
128,000 on our 2000.I'm planning (hoping)on it lasting 4 more years so I can lug my youngest back and forth to college.Other than 2 sensors going bad just routine maintenance in 9 plus years.
#4 of 4 Re: 2000 Sienna with 132,000. Time for a new van or wait? [3girls4me8]
May 24, 2009 (7:39 pm)
In normal times, I'd just say hold on to as long as it fills your needs and doesn't require a continuous stream of repairs. However with the proposed CAFE changes the current crop of vehicles may represent the twilight of a golden age of power and utility much like the pre-1973 cars were for a quarter century.
I still say keep it, but beware. To replace your van with a vehicle of similar capability may start to get much more difficult/expensive in the next few years.