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2008 Toyota Sienna consumer reviews

$23,395–$24,590 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Sienna Toyota
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
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Perhaps a bit too good? Hope Toyo isn't listening

Own a 2004 with over 330,000 miles. It just keeps running. As a landlord, I use it somewhat like a truck, it holds tools in the rear. Can transport 4x8 sheets of drywall and plywood with some shuffling. Hauled 1200 lbs of concrete bags behind the front row seats many times. I use the 3rd row for passengers. Have removed the second row and never replaced them. Change the oil every 5Kmi because that interval is easy to remember. And the typical timing belt and water pump (while exposed) every 100K. Just let the dealer do the brakes, they last years and don't wobble. Of course the automatic doors gave out at 200K, but you kind of expect that. They still work manually. A few strange items like a steering rack at 150K and vent window hinge gave out around then. And the drivers seat heater gave up. The problem is that this van is so good, I really hate to replace it. It's a good problem to have. I'm not hauling concrete in a brand new $50,000 Sienna.


Beware of a oil cooler pipe rupturing!

A word of warning- the oil cooler pipe should have been recalled because it can rupture and let all of the oil out of the engine which can cause major damage to the engine which is what happened to me recently in late 2022 with 204,000 miles on it. I loved it prior to that, The dealer wants $7,400 to repair the engine. They have been servicing it since I bought it used in November, 2015 with about 68,000 miles on it. I told them they should have warned me about this possible problem but the said Toyota did not want them to say anything to customers about the possible problem. Toyota redesigned the part but I didn’t know about the problem until it was too late. They sent out a warranty extension but it was sent to the previous owner before I bought it, so I never knew about it. Toyota should have issued a recall on the oil cooler pipe! No help from Toyota or the dealer who has been servicing the vehicle.


Sensible, dependable family vehicle

Ours has 220,000 miles on it in the year 2021. We had to put a new transmission in it a few years ago, but it has had no other problems. We purchased it used in 2011 with 40,000+ miles on it. It had been a rental car, which might account for the rough transmission.


Most Reliable vehicle I've ever owned!

Great family vehicle that has been the standard of reliability and comfort for our family of 5. We have done many family trips and it has always been very comfortable with lots of storage preventing us from having to store stuff outside in the weather.


Very reliable and comfortable car

We have probably put $2000 in repairs on this car in 12 years. It’s been a work horse of a car. The kids still prefer it to any other car we have had. I think it has to be the space and comfort of the car.


Extremely comfortable and practical

Minivans may not be cool, but for overall comfort and practicality the Toyota Sienna can't be beat. Like many families, we bought our first van when our kids were little and the design made it easy to get them in and out of the car. They are now all grown and we still love the van. We can fit all of the family in one vehicle when we go somewhere together and it has held countless loads of furniture as we have moved kids in and out of dorms, apartments and houses over the years. The reliability is superb and when this one finally wears out, we'll probably get another Sienna!


Most Comfortable and reliable van I have owned

I have owned this 2008 Sienna XLE Limited for about 6 years. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned . Very Comfortable on long trips. my wife loves the heated seats. Lots of room. You can spread out and be comfortable. The Grandkids love the dvd system, that keeps them entertained.


Most reliable car I’ve owned.

Low maintenance cost. Very reliable, comfortable and easy to drive. It can carry up to seven people. I would buy another in the future. It’s the best van I’ve owned. I have owned both Nissan Quest and Honda Odyssey.


I would buy another Toyota - not from this dealer

I like the vehicle to the point that I would buy another Toyota. Built with quality and held up well. It could use thicker carpeting to contain the road noise.


Reliable, comfortable, and decent fuel economy

Used for daily communing and many road trips. No significant issues. Reliable, comfortable, and decent fuel economy. It can also haul sheet goods inside nice and dry which most pickups and SUVs can not.