2004 Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews

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2004 Toyota Sienna
4.0
Average based on 31 reviews
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Super family van

by from Pasadena CA on September 28, 2007

We bought a used 2004 Sienna and love it. Top-notch reliability in every way. We've had zero problems. There are cheaper minivans. But with a Toyota, you pay up front and cry once, then get over it an...
We bought a used 2004 Sienna and love it. Top-notch reliability in every way. We've had zero problems. There are cheaper minivans. But with a Toyota, you pay up front and cry once, then get over it and enjoy the reliability. 6-cylinder engine is peppy enough to get up to speed on freeway. Handling is very Camry-like (safe, not as tight & sporty as a Honda). We have the loaded XLE with the JBL stereo CD changer & DVD player. That's a life-saver on long trips with the kids. It's a minivan... exterior styling isn't sporty, but interior is very nice... nicer than our Lincoln Towncar (though the seats are not as cushy & comfy). This car's a winner in the eyes of every member of the family.
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185k miles, not one major repair

by from Irvington, NY on January 13, 2012

This car was one of the best investments I ever made. I had not wanted to get another minivan, but needed the passenger + cargo space + AWD for hills in the wintertime. This car seats 7 people plus lu...
This car was one of the best investments I ever made. I had not wanted to get another minivan, but needed the passenger + cargo space + AWD for hills in the wintertime. This car seats 7 people plus luggage, groceries, you name it. I moved 3 kids into college, taking mattresses, furniture, appliances, and more. Yet it drives like a sedan and every passenger is comfortable. I have not spent one dime on major repairs to this car. All it has gotten are regular oil changes and new tires. So glad I listened to my mechanic and bought the Toyota instead of my second choice, a Lincoln Aviator.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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2nd one

by from Napa CA on January 18, 2008

Previous Sienna: Survived head on with no injuries @50mph Bought a new one right away. No problems
Previous Sienna: Survived head on with no injuries @50mph Bought a new one right away. No problems
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Watch out for the run flat tires

by from Rosemead, California on December 21, 2006

Even though there was a recall/replacement for the run flat tires on the AWD vehicle, the general tendency of these replacements is that they do not last as long as normal tires and cost much #$$$$. ...
Even though there was a recall/replacement for the run flat tires on the AWD vehicle, the general tendency of these replacements is that they do not last as long as normal tires and cost much #$$$$. You do not have a spare tire also. The vehicle itself has been trouble free since new and I would recommend it to anybody who was looking for "a safe and reliable van"
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No Compromises

by from St. Louis, MO on December 6, 2007

This is probably the best minivan currently out on the market. It comes with Toyota's relabiltiy and it does not disappoint in this regard. Yet, despite that, it is made in America. For a 2-ton miniva...
This is probably the best minivan currently out on the market. It comes with Toyota's relabiltiy and it does not disappoint in this regard. Yet, despite that, it is made in America. For a 2-ton minivan, it is surprisingly quick, and it passes easily on the highway. I have an 8-pass. LE and it seats all 8 rather comfortably, even in the third row. If you need a minivan that is well-rounded in all regards, this is the minvan for you. Fuel econmy is great for a 230-hp engine, and the only maintinence has been oil changes and tire rotations.
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Worst New Car

by from Va on December 4, 2006

Lemon? Rotors bad at 20,000mi, ABS flutter on slow braking, transmission 'whiplash' between 1&2, radio/CD works intermittently, passenger PW doesn't work, rear suspension bad, recalls, what's next?!
Lemon? Rotors bad at 20,000mi, ABS flutter on slow braking, transmission 'whiplash' between 1&2, radio/CD works intermittently, passenger PW doesn't work, rear suspension bad, recalls, what's next?!
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Great Car for the Money

by from Cincinnati, Ohio on August 18, 2006

The 2004 toyota sienna is a graet car for the money. The inside is very roomy, comfortable for six, tight for seven (seven passenger vehicle). The standard features of the LE model are great including...
The 2004 toyota sienna is a graet car for the money. The inside is very roomy, comfortable for six, tight for seven (seven passenger vehicle). The standard features of the LE model are great including, power windows, even in the second row and swing out windws in the third row. The third row seat is very versatile, all seats up to allow a great amount of storage befing the third row seat. 40 down to allow six people to still seat in the van, while accomodating longer objects. All down to allow a tremendous amount of storage for large objects like sheets of ply-wood. The only complaint we had about or toyota sienna, was about the rear suspension. When we put four bikes on the back of the van, the trailer hitch was only four inches off the ground, which causes it to scrape on the ground very often.
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Sienna drives like a car - just nice all around

by from Milwaukee, WI on January 28, 2016

We own a 2003 Chevy Venture minivan and have loved it - bought it at 96,000 miles, still driving it at 144,500. But we wanted something that we know will last another 5 years or more...so started thin...
We own a 2003 Chevy Venture minivan and have loved it - bought it at 96,000 miles, still driving it at 144,500. But we wanted something that we know will last another 5 years or more...so started thinking Toyota has great reliability, so let's get a Toyota van. We liked the new styling that started in the 2004 model year. So, we went shopping for a 2004 to 2007. Ended up buying a 2004 with 118,000 miles. XLE - but with cloth seats (a plus for us). We first test drove an LE model and our impression was - huh, it's just a van...nothing special. It isn't like the ride quality is amazing...or it is the quietest vehicle ever. It is just all around "good". It drives like a car. And it's reliable. We like the features on the XLE so that is what we bought, and now that we have been driving it for several weeks...we still like it. We still think it is just all around "good". I do suggest reading a lot of the previous reviews about doors and other known issues with these vans. It greatly helped us in looking...we found a 1-owner van where the owner had gotten all those issues fixed already...front doors replaced (not just welded)...etc.
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Great family car

by from Shrewsbury, MA on December 16, 2007

We traded our Lexus sedan for the Siena in 04' and have been very satisfied with this car. This car handles great and has plenty of power when needed. We have the leather seats which is a must for mes...
We traded our Lexus sedan for the Siena in 04' and have been very satisfied with this car. This car handles great and has plenty of power when needed. We have the leather seats which is a must for messy kids - cleans up very easy. The one flaw I see is with the back sliding door. Our car has one power sliding door and one manual. The manual door is tough for the younger kids to shut and as a result, the dome light stays on and drains the battery. Toyota should have had a timer or something that shuts the lights of after a certain amount of time. My advice would be to get both sliding doors with the automatic feature. Other than that, its the best family car we have owned.
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best minivan I ever had

by from Birmingham on September 6, 2008

very quiet comfortable ride; great safety features; excellent family car (sports, camping, vacation); also great for transporting big items; best investment for a family
very quiet comfortable ride; great safety features; excellent family car (sports, camping, vacation); also great for transporting big items; best investment for a family
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