2010 Toyota Sienna
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You get the most for your money with a Sienna

by from Wilmington, NC on February 22, 2010

I looked at the Toyota Prius, Venza, & Highlander & found I could get more car for about the same price with the Sienna, plus the Sienna comes with great features & it's a very comfy ride, which is im...
I looked at the Toyota Prius, Venza, & Highlander & found I could get more car for about the same price with the Sienna, plus the Sienna comes with great features & it's a very comfy ride, which is important to me. 5 star crash rating too...a very important feather! I almost purchased the Buick Enclave & looked at the Lacross & Lucerne, but since these cars are still hot, the local dealer wasn't able to deal, so I had to walk away. I purchased the 2010 Sienna in Jan 2010, when the new model 2011 were about to come out. The sales person told me I would get a better deal on a 2010 Sienna XLE Limited since that was all they had on the lot at the time, but a couple of weeks later, the new body 2011 model prices hit the internet & I found they were cheaper & had more features. Sales tatcic...probably. I am disappointed for the dealership not recommending that I wait a couple of weeks as I thought the 2011's would cost more, but I was afraid to loose out on the 2010 XLE Limited. Surely someone at the dealership had access to the 2011 Sienna prices since they received their shipment just 2 weeks later, but no one seemed to know. This is a major purchase for me & I plan to keep it for over 10 years. I traded in a 2005 Sienna for the 2010 & also have a 2000 Sienna, so we love Toyota Siennas. It's a very versatile vehicle & solid construction, but I feel they are overpriced. I think I was given a good deal, but believe they could have done better. I don't think I was given the best interest rate. Watch out for the extras (extended warranty, maintenance packages, exterior & interrior protective treatments, etc) when you sign the paperwork! I found that Toyotas dont' have very much warranty when compared to American made vehicles. New Toyotas only come with a 36 month/36,000 mile Limited Warranty. You have to pay extra for more Warranty, so be sure to add this to the price when dealing. I love my van & I'm sure you would love the Toyota Sienna also.
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Navigation is defective by design

by from seattle, wa on January 29, 2010

The Toyota Sienna's navigation system has a "safety feature" which is not advertised anywhere, it appears to be the least talked about safety feature of any vehicle on the market. When the vehicle is ...
The Toyota Sienna's navigation system has a "safety feature" which is not advertised anywhere, it appears to be the least talked about safety feature of any vehicle on the market. When the vehicle is moving, the navigation and hands free phone controls are locked out. They don't trust that passenger can safetly change your destination with the vehicle moving. It was a waste of $2500. The voice recognition feature of the navigation system is mostly useless, out of ten times saying "home" it only registered correctly once. It doesn't work for my wife either. does anyone actually like and want faux wood trim?
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Can't speak high enough of it.

by from Connecticut, CT on July 30, 2010

We weren't interested in vans to begin with, and were Honda drivers and happy with Honda. But when it comes to vans, the Sienna was far better in many aspects and the Honda Odyssey, for us personaly: ...
We weren't interested in vans to begin with, and were Honda drivers and happy with Honda. But when it comes to vans, the Sienna was far better in many aspects and the Honda Odyssey, for us personaly: more quiet, more features, better interior and better car for your money. Can't speak highly enough of the Sienna. And we bought a basic model not the XLE. Very happy with our purchase. Would recommend for couples with young children (2 and more...)
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Update an old friend

by from Walnur Creek, CA on May 29, 2012

This '10 Sienna replaces an '04 Sienna that gave great service. The Limited has the proximity radar which really helps moving in and out of parking places.......I got the '10 instead of the new model ...
This '10 Sienna replaces an '04 Sienna that gave great service. The Limited has the proximity radar which really helps moving in and out of parking places.......I got the '10 instead of the new model because the Car Mags said the old model was better than the new '11, and I wanted to update my excellent '04 model, both Limiteds. The Sienna needs better tires, at least H rated, to give it better steering and handling, then it is the best mini-van and the best utility vehicle out there.
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Handles very well, lots of power

by from Alabny, NY on March 17, 2010

Steers better than my wife's Corolla because it's still hydraulic unlike the Corolla's electric assist. The V-6 engine has lots of power and I expect to tow a popup camper.
Steers better than my wife's Corolla because it's still hydraulic unlike the Corolla's electric assist. The V-6 engine has lots of power and I expect to tow a popup camper.
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Third Sienna

by from Portland, Oregon on October 14, 2010

Forget all the advertising hype about minivans. They are great all around vehicles for travel, hauling, and long trip comfort. This is the third Sienna I have owned, and except for deletion of a coupl...
Forget all the advertising hype about minivans. They are great all around vehicles for travel, hauling, and long trip comfort. This is the third Sienna I have owned, and except for deletion of a couple of features found on my last one (a 2005 Limited) due to Toyota's unfortunate cost cutting efforts, this one is better than ever. I test drove and read all the reviews about the 2011 model, and the consensus seems to be that the last generation (of which mine is the last model year) was superior in many ways. If you can find a low mileage 2010 model, grab it. Mine is a 2010 Limited AWD with all the bells and whistles, and so far they are all working flawlessly.
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best minivan

by from West Lafayette, Indiana on May 1, 2012

I have owned minivans since 1984. My current minivan is a 2010 Toyota Sienna. This is the first Toyota miinivan that I have owned. This Toyota Sienna is the best minivan that I have ever owned. It is ...
I have owned minivans since 1984. My current minivan is a 2010 Toyota Sienna. This is the first Toyota miinivan that I have owned. This Toyota Sienna is the best minivan that I have ever owned. It is comfortable to ride in, gets great gas mileage. and is very reliable. I have also discovered that the trade-in or resale value of Toyota Sienna minivans is excellent. The resale value and trade-in value of all the Chrysler minivans that I owned was terrrible. If you are in the market for a minivan, please buy the Toyota Sienna.
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Best of the best, but with quirks

by from Portland, OR on January 21, 2010

If you are looking for the best combination of features, reliability and performance for your money, look no further. The Odyssey is the closest competitor, but of course doesn't offer an AWD option, ...
If you are looking for the best combination of features, reliability and performance for your money, look no further. The Odyssey is the closest competitor, but of course doesn't offer an AWD option, has an anemic engine, dull and dated styling, and costs more. The Sienna comes out on top where it really counts. And, of course, if you decide you need AWD, it's also your only choice. Inside, the Sienna is comfortable, particularly with the leather package, but the driving experience is hampered by Toyota's screwball interior design choices. Some of the controls are illuminated at night, but not all of them, which is a bizarre choice and makes finding switches and knobs in the dark a bit of a challenge. Some of the controls have that distinctive "designed by an engineer" feel to them, with some having bizarre and non-intuitive overloading or limitations (for example, the dynamic laser cruise control has a magic sequence you use to switch between it and "normal" operation, and in the DLCC mode you can only make adjustments in 5 mph increments). Others, like the stereo, have sacrificed usability by making some functions available only through the touch screen (if you have the nav option). Other keys have names that aren't helpful (on the Nav-equipped models, there's "menu", and "info", and "audio") and lead to a game of "guess which button you need to press". This is also not the car to get if you want fuel efficiency. That 6-cyl engine always has plenty of power on hand, but it comes at a cost. Opt for AWD and you will be filling up often. We're averaging about 17mph with mixed city and highway driving. One thing became clear right away: the Sienna should come with a larger gas tank. These are minor quips, however. Overall, this is where you go if you want a good looking van with plenty of power and utility behind it. And if you opt to load it up with features, there's no better choice out there, especially for the money. Finally, the minivan is kind of cool. :)
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Second Sienna

by from Pittsburgh, pa on March 3, 2013

I owned a ford Aerostar and Chevy Astro before my first Toyota. This is my second I just bought and I am very pleased with them both. The Toyota was MUCH more reliable and built better than the other ...
I owned a ford Aerostar and Chevy Astro before my first Toyota. This is my second I just bought and I am very pleased with them both. The Toyota was MUCH more reliable and built better than the other two. Though I would have bought another Aerostar had they not stopped making it). The Toyota Sienna is better on gas, more reliable with less maintenance costs than any other minivan I owned. I really like it as it is practical to my needs.
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Just what I was looking for

by from Wichita, Ks. on December 30, 2010

We were looking for a vehicle that would hold alot of kids be comfortable, reasonably priced, and had good gas mileage. The 2010 Toyota Sienna LE fit the bill for us on all four. It seats eight, avera...
We were looking for a vehicle that would hold alot of kids be comfortable, reasonably priced, and had good gas mileage. The 2010 Toyota Sienna LE fit the bill for us on all four. It seats eight, averages 19 mpg in town, and the seats are more comfortable than other vans we looked at. So far we love it.
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