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1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger VanReview
doerr906 writes:
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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

Pros: Runs forever, has served family well

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

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1998 Toyota Sienna 3 Dr LE Passenger VanReview
tfret writes:
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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

Pros: comfort, power, gas mileage

Cons: none

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1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger VanReview
ciphercuse writes:
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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.)

Pros: 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.

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1998 Toyota Sienna 3 Dr CE Passenger VanReview
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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.)

Pros: For a mini-van, the 28mpg fuel economy is very reasonable, very comfortable, reliable.

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

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1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger VanReview
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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

Pros: The only reason, besides hauling a lot of crap, is the engine.

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

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1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger VanReview
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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

Pros: the room and dependability

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

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1998 Toyota SiennaReview
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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.

Pros: Nice climate-control system

Cons: Toyota

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1998 Toyota Sienna Review
Edward says:
vs1998 Honda Odyssey
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Power Ranked 1998 Honda Odyssey better.
"I like the acceleration the way it pulls "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Honda Odyssey better.
"I can put anything I want in it all I need I can fit in there"
1998 Toyota Sienna Review
Racotaco04 says:
This car sucks
vs1997 Ford Aerostar 3 Dr XLT Passenger Van
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Back Seats Ranked 1997 Ford Aerostar 3 Dr XLT Passenger Van better.
"A lot of leg room"
Family Car Ranked 1997 Ford Aerostar 3 Dr XLT Passenger Van better.
"You can fit more people more comfortably."
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