1998 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

1998 Toyota Sienna Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 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
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"doors" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews

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Displaying all 7 1998 Toyota Sienna reviews.

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

Pros

comfort, power, gas mileage

Cons

none

tfret
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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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4

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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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doerr906 writes:
1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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4

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Runs forever, has served family well

Cons

Cheap interior/exterior furnishings which break with age--like external door handles and seat belt fastener

doerr906
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Long Lasting Reliable Van — I inherited this van from my parents when my father died. It has been reliable, hard working, and has plenty of room and power for my family. I wish the features were more sturdy, but I've loved this van. Lasts forever!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reed writes:
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Nice climate-control system

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Toyota

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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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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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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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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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1999 Toyota Sienna Reviews

One Owner Family Car By Larbear3927

This van has served us well while raising four children. Very comfortable on trips and room for all the luggage and toys that we need take. Three of four kids are on their own so we really do not nee... Read More

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I'm not a fan of driving a mini van, but it really is an awesome family car. It's also built tough! We were rear ended by a Jeep CJ that was travelling 40MPH and we couldn't see any visible damage on ... Read More

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2000 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Very Reliable With Very Little Maintenance Needs By rpenafl

If you are looking for a family van that is reliable , safe, and inexpensive to maintain then this is the van for you. It has room for 7 passenger with all the comforts they will need for a long trip.... Read More

Crash Mobile By riptide987

I hate it, wife loves it. She has dented every corner and is working on the sides. I think the engine has to be pulled to change the back plugs. It has always felt like a cheap ride but it cost alo... Read More

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2001 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Great Family Car By toyotajohn

We have owned the Sienna for 13 year. It has been a great family car. We have taken this to Colorado and numerous trips to Florida. There is plenty of power going through the mountains. The van ha... Read More

Love What You Do For Me! By Eyeglassed

Owned this car from 110k to 190k and has to be the most reliable vehicle I have ever had. Had a 94 Camry before and thought that was good, but the Sienna was even better all the way around. Great des... Read More

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2002 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Sienna's Sure Are Handy By desjardinsofbedford

We've been driving the Sienna for about six years. Extremely reliable and useful. No complaints. Would recommend. This thing can hold seven people or also have all the seats removed and hold huge piec... Read More

Quiet, Luxurious, Economical Workhorse! By brigantine

This is an amazing road trip car. Four people, luggage and paraphernalia for 2 weeks on the road is a breeze! Cross Country at 80+ mph, we are still getting 30+ mpg with 145,000 miles on her. On anoth... Read More

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2003 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Affordable Quality Starter Family Van. By johnfixesstuff

We wanted a reliable mini-van and after looking at the consumer reports ratings for both the Honda and Sienna minivans for the 2003-2004 years, there really was no competition because of the major tra... Read More

Sienna Van By Lynn

I like everything about it except for repair costs & the cost of gas which my van drinks up so fast. Good performance on everything. Great styling inside & out, getting gas for the van can be costly ... Read More

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