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#644 of 687 6 bottle/cup holders for the front seats???
May 31, 2011 (6:33 am)
This is another case of the driver's functional designs in comparison to the 2004 Sienna. Can someone at Toyota explain why they took out all the front console functionality and replaced it with four cup holders for the driver and front passenger? If I include the door bottle storage, the front seat section has places for 2 bottles and 4 cups? As stated in a previous post, this must have been designed by a man who was brain dead when it came to practical/DRIVER FRIENDLY design.
#645 of 687 Re: 6 bottle/cup holders for the front seats??? [rgcc]
May 31, 2011 (6:55 am)
Quite happy with the front console, particularly the piece that slides back to the 2nd row. Pretty much required given that the 2nd row chairs don't have any cupholders on them.....!! I like the flat surface of the console for phones, etc and the storage down on the floor is nice as well. Wife's purse no longer slides around.
#646 of 687 Re: 6 bottle/cup holders for the front seats??? [sebring95]
May 31, 2011 (6:58 am)
I have a coin holder that takes up one cup position, and often use another for my BlackBerry. I wouldn't mind having those extra slots to be honest.
#647 of 687 2011 Odyssey & 2011 Toyota Sienna
Jun 25, 2011 (9:59 pm)
Reading the forums on the new Odyssey & Sienna tells me not to buy any one of these BUT a 2008 to 2010 used edition. Reminds me of the 1977 Chrysler Aspens, etc where a great engine was made worst by changing the wrist-pin design in the motor (I did not buy one).
2002 Honda Odyssey EX (currently has 278,000 kms, bought new)
1992 Ford Taurus L 4 door 300 cu in long-stroke
1982 Ford E150 Customized by Triple-E travel Van 351 cu ins V8
1979 Mercury Zephyr 6 cylinder 4-door sedan
1972 Datsun 510 4-door automatic
1967 Plymount Valiant 2-door sedan large-v6
1965 Morris 1100
1963 Austin 850 mini
Jun 26, 2011 (7:57 am)
All verbage asside, both accurate and innacurate, fanciful and mundane; the system works quite well in real life where most of us live and drive with few, if any, complaints of any consequence.
#649 of 687 Re: AWD vs FWD [fawltytowers44]
Jun 26, 2011 (4:43 pm)
Have you happened to notice that the TC "off" capability is almost always an afterthought, subsequent add-on, driven/requested by consumer experience/voice...?
#650 of 687 Re: 2011 Odyssey & 2011 Toyota Sienna [autowrite]
Jun 27, 2011 (5:02 am)
I guess it depends on your priorities. We had an '05 Odyssey and IMHO the new one is far better. Uglier...but styling is far from the top when I shop vans/SUVs. I never warmed up to the previous Gen Siennas...the new one is a bit more engaging to both drive and look at. Some nice extras like the dual sunroofs, smartkey, folding mirrors. The deal killer for us was the color combos on the Odyssey...wife hates gray interiors and refused another one. If the Black Ody came with Tan interior...that's what we would be driving. I would take either new model over the previous gen.
#651 of 687 BEWARE 2011 xle arm rests don't adjust!
Aug 05, 2011 (9:17 am)
just confirmed with Toyota that in fact, yes, the XLE does not come with adjusable arm rests. Sadly, this may be a deal breaker.
#652 of 687 Re: BEWARE 2011 xle arm rests don't adjust! [runnermom1]
Aug 05, 2011 (9:49 am)
only Sienna LTD has this feature(adjustable arm rests) for middle row captain chairs. very strange why this feature is not available in front as well.
#653 of 687 Re: BEWARE 2011 xle arm rests don't adjust! [desna78]
Aug 05, 2011 (10:33 am)
Yep it sucks. We have Ltd so the 2nd row has nice adj. armrest...front has nothing. I'm wondering if you couldn't swap out the rears.....on my list to check out.