1998 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

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    1998 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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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 Van Review
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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 Van Review
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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 Van Review
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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 Van Review
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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 — 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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    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Toyota Sienna Reviews

    Perfect Minivan By sparklingwater

    The Toyota Sienna is an awesome minivan. It drives smooth. The instrument panel is not cluttered, unlike the other minivans. It has very quiet and spacious cabin. It has good power and handling. It i... Read More

    2012 Toyota Sienna Reviews

    Sporty Ride! By 4WEST

    No complaints other than the tires they put on it. It is a comfortable to drive and ride in auto. Even the back seats are comfortable. Seats 8 with only the middle of the middle row being an uncomfort... Read More

    Still My Dream Van, Just Wish It Had A Better Bluetooth System By migration_fcaster874

    It has so much space! It rides well with the V6 to power it. All of the Pros features are those that I truly adore about the van and why I don't want to give it up. My biggest negative is about... Read More

    2011 Toyota Sienna Reviews

    Commanding Driving Position With An Extremely Comfortable Seat. By bidawi

    Surprising captain-style comfort and easy handling. - I originally was hesitant to drive a van but was absolutely won over by the quality and comfort of this always improving van. Every time I drive i... Read More

    Great Family Car By KristinBryan

    I always said I'd never drive a minivan. Ultimately the features that the Sienna had were just too perfect for life with little kids to pass up. The stigma is definitely there, but I had multiple pe... Read More

    2010 Toyota Sienna Reviews

    Great For Family By Carfaxauto

    Its is kinda comfort for first row, My own opinion. I like the Solely seat more than bench. So the redesigned model one with the second row loungh seat. Its very impression for me in this trait. Blind... Read More

    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

    2009 Toyota Sienna Reviews

    Momma's New Ride. By cfedor

    I cannot say any negative comments on the Toyota Sienna. It looks great, runs great, rides great, gets great gas mileage. It has all the amenities of your living room in it. Kids love it. Great cargo ... Read More

    Great Van By Sddd

    Ultimate family cruiser with all the options to make those long road trips with the kids easy. It even has built in shades on side windows to cut down on glare. The nav works great, put a movie in and... Read More

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