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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr LE Passenger Van Review
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Made 350,000 Miles! — We bought this van from relatives ten years ago and it's going on 21 years old and we've had minimal repairs. Just made 350,000 this week! The muffler needed replacing a few times and the water pump once and timing belt at about 150,000, but that's it apart from regular maintenance for tires, brakes, etc. This van is awesome for towing (3500 lbs) and fits everything from plywood sheets to lots of luggage to dressers--also room for dogs in it's cargo area--seats all fold down for to make a bed base (i.e., for camping), very back seats fold up for more cargo room. We keep the middle couch seat folded back for our dog who loves to lay her head on the window ledge with her nose planted where the window opens at the back. Also, one of few cars that fits my husbands 6'3" height. A recent gasket leak means taking out engine for $2,000+ repair, so we may have to trade it in soon...In the mean time, it still runs ok apart from having to add coolant often with a stinky exhaust at start up in a.m. Still a fantastic vehicle, comfortable seats good for long trips. Highly recommend this van! Only make them in Europe now, so our replacement will probably be a Sienna...My husband said he still might keep this one and use it for storing his tools--seems he can't let go yet! :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great cargo space, towing capacity at 3500, roomy comfortable seats, fits tall people, reliable, hauls like a truck but with better gas mileage (18/25).

Cons: Takes mid grade unleaded, but I researched it and seems Toyota motors like this were built for high performance and the slightly higher gas requirement means optimal performance which out weighs the cost--it evens out in the end. Also, on super windy days van can feel a bit unstable.

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr LE Passenger Van Review
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Love It — Its a great van, has always started, never leaked or burned oil. Its getting old so little things failing now. No big deal, a/c coolant, water pump, rear wiper motor. But its so dependable I keep fixing it. even with 250,000 miles!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: so dependable

Cons: tight working quarters for repairs

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr Deluxe Passenger Van Review
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It Is Dependable. — I like very aerodynamic space ship shape. Seems to have break issues that I (an experienced mechanic) have not figured out quite yet. Acceleration is great. Gas mileage is pretty good, seems rather easy to work on as well. AC doesn't work, that is no surprise from what I have heard. Something feels really loose in the front end, not sure what that is yet...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Lasts forever if you take care of it

Cons: known for AC problems and driveshafts go out.

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1991 Toyota Previa Review
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I Love My Previa — I love this vehicle, i have had mine for almost 2 years now, and have had minimal to no problems. the motor died in the window-expected of a older vehicle, and the valve cover was leaking-also to be expected in an older vehicle. i do love the storage and seat flexability-you can go from hauling people to fitting in things that don't fit into a pickup truck! for being a (19yr old)4cyl it gets great gas milage, has good acceleration, and has a smooth comfortable ride. stops quickly, you have to keep good tires on it, or just not drive in rain and ice. i also noticed because the motor is under the dirvers seat that it helps warm it up in the winter. we survived last summer without A/C, they changed the freon and you have to get an adapter kit for around $30 in order for the A/C to work. there is a trick to the sliding and back doors in the winter, they will seal shut-i had someone else show me this trick, you have to actually grab just inside the door crack and pull there when you pull open the handle, in the summer, no problems.

Pros: space, durability, dependabilty

Cons: NOTHING.

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr LE Passenger Van Review
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Build Tough — Loved the great construction of these cars... lasted forever (220k miles)

Pros: Spacious, easy to maintain,

Cons: handling is not very good...

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr Deluxe Passenger Van Review
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First Actually Owned Vehicle... Crashed It — Very spacious interior good for carrying things and passegers. Smooth, sleek extrior design. Handles pretty well, braking could have been better, and could surprisingly accelerate rather quickly.

Pros: Its a Toyota Previa... what else needs to be said?

Cons: I crashed it into a tree...

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr Deluxe Passenger Van Review
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Its A Really Good Van — very reliable, i used to drive domestic exclusively, my first import has proven to me how stupid i have been.

Pros: runs well

Cons: looks horible

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1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr LE All-Trac AWD Passenger Van Review
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Ture Jdm Minivan — power windows, full-time awd mirrored tinted windows luminics 8000K headlamps.

Pros: very durible and rigid body, looks awsome

Cons: lacks power at times but i have awd imagine if i didnt

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2003 Toyota Previa Reviews

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1999 Toyota Previa Reviews

Great, Affordable Family Vehicle By DarthMedve

As implied by my rating points, overall I am very happy with most things my '99 Previa offers, from good fuel economy, through internal room, and safety features to a 4WD system. The only drawback I w... Read More

1997 Toyota Previa Reviews

My Car By gacho

This car primarily intended to pleasure trips with family and friends. Of course can also be run in sporty engine allows it.This car is the same for several years and I have not stayed on track, to th... Read More

I Need Another One. By coffinskate

I love this van! I can sleep comfortably while my driver sits a mile away, or not. The awd works great sticking to the roads here at Lake Tahoe and I should really not be saying this because we want a... Read More

1996 Toyota Previa Reviews

I Would Buy Another Old Previa To Replace This; Feels Like My Car For Life. By FRITZTHECAT

I always wanted a Previa when they were new. The cost @ $25,000 in 1990-91 was far too high. I managed a used one in 2005 @ $7,900. That may seem high but it was a good investment. very happy. Eng... Read More

Great Minivan By Mike

Amazing handling for a minivan! Comfortable and reliable. Some squeeks that were irritating, expensive to run and maintain. But great for a (wealthy) family of 7! Excellent in ice and snow too, due to... Read More

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