1998 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

1998 Toyota Sienna Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars 2.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"doors" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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tfret writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 3 Dr LE Passenger Van Review
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5

Pros

comfort, power, gas mileage

Cons

none

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Awesome Car! — Our Sienna is by far the best car I have ever owned. It is amazing. 190K miles, and still runs like new. We tow our 3500lb ski boat with it. We tow our camper with it. I commute daily in it. Many road trips to FL. I can't say enough about what a joy it has been to own this car. We've never had any trouble with. I just change the oil and keep on driving. I would highly recommend one. Our next car will be a Sienna. I'll probably opt for the AWD on the next one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ciphercuse writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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Reliability.  Durability. Long distance driving comfort. Quiet. Visibility.

Cons

Exterior handles on rear hatch and sliding door broke and driver's side window motor failed at 13 years. All were easy to replace and parts were avaiable.

ciphercuse
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At At Over 185,000 Miles Its Still Better Than Many New Vehicles I Have Tried! — I bought this van used with over 100K miles. While the interior showed the ravages of spilled soda and a Schnauzer, the mechanicals were fine. Exterior has held up under the tropical sun without fade. Highway mpg is 22 to 25 ( which I have tracked for 6 years) and 19 to 21 around town. The previous owners had a history report and they explained an A/C problem that the dealership never successfully addressed. I used BRAKE CLEANER to saturate the A/C compressor clutch surfaces (cost $2.18) and it has performed without exception for years.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Zachary writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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The only reason, besides hauling a lot of crap, is the engine.

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It's a mini-van. And when it gets up to 8+ years, it wants all of your money.

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Great Engine, Bad Vessel. — Let's get it out of the way...its a mini-van. That said, one of the most powerful engines available in van. This thing will outpace a lot of other cars on the road. Engine is supposed to last for 200k miles at least. Shame the rest of the car doesn't want to. Pieces of the trim and electrical functions like to fall off...a lot.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Terri writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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the room and dependability

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the door handles break easy! and are expensive to replace parts.

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1998 Toyota Sienna — I love that it has enough room for our big family. and also we just love toyota for it's great reputation. It handles great tight steering. Only needed regular maintence. We also love the 4 captin chairs. The second sliding door is great no fighting over who gets the window seat either there are plenty to go around. The only problem is the rear window has broken twice already and it's $400. because of the privacy glass. I would def recommend this kind of van for anyone with a growing family. The newer ones the rear windows go down!!!! Wish mine did that LOL

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Cayle writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 3 Dr CE Passenger Van Review
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For a mini-van, the 28mpg fuel economy is very reasonable, very comfortable, reliable.

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High-sided, so it tends to blow around some in high wind.

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Typical Toyota Reliability, Safety And Quality — Nearly 300k kms and still running very strong. Removable seats and a factory installed tow-package make this a great fully-enclosed truck. So far, it has only needed an alternator, two inner tie-rods and regular maintenance in two years of ownership.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Reed writes:
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Nice climate-control system

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My Pastor's Wife's Van — One time my pastor had me drive this back from the shop for him. It handled slightly easier than my mom's Montana, but had squeaky brakes. Guess Japanese cars aren't quite all they're cracked up to be.

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2011 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Perfect Family Ride By Gunar

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2010 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Perfect Family Car By spoto7

Love the power doors, and the eighth seat. Luggage rack is a plus, as we found the trunk to be slightly cramped. The split third row seat, that fold down and store out of the way are a plus as well. Read More

A Very Nice Van By Holden

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2009 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Possibly The Best Muv Available In India (up To Rs 11 Lakh Bracket). By Varun

Innova has good performance and already have huge sales in india. People are excited about the capacity of the car. We guys were 9 in the car for whole of the trip(ie almost 2000kms). Now the Specs. T... Read More

Great Buy By Mark

Great car for the family, plenty of room for the kids, plus strollers and awesome for road trips. Comfortable seating and power side doors are very helpful when your hands are full. Overall, a great c... Read More

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2008 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Good Value In A Minivan. By saf001

The best thing about this van specifically is the AWD. It goes through the snow with ease and confidence. The power is good and the handling is the best in a minivan (we've had a 4 other minivans s... Read More

Great Family Car By abaubert

Great familar car allowing carrying many kis + shopping Can add bicycles and any other large equipment Good power on road and very good comfort Maybe a bit noisy when on highway Otherwise excellen... Read More

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