2008 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Review
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    Great Family Car, Comfy For Long Trips, Can Haul Anything — I like everything about this car. I wanted the option of sliding the middle row seats together, so the car seat wasn't right next to the door. The 3rd room is a split row, so you can put either side down or both, which is awesome. There are more cup holders than seats.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very quiet, easy ride, power everything, leather interior easy to maintain with kids, all windows open, great air flow, drives easy, automatic doors are the best.

    Cons: The driver door hinge can break, and Toyota won't fix it.  A good body shop can weld it back, don't replace the whole door.

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    2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited Review
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    Great Family Van For All Occasions. — I would recommend this van to any family. You can't beat all the safety features and the reliability of a Toyota. As with any front wheel drive minivan, really watch your tire rotations as they tend to chew through the front tires with all the weight, power, and steering being on the same axle. Would buy one again. The transmission is solid but with so many speeds it always seems to be searching for the right gear...never had a problem with it, it's just kind of annoying.

    Pros: Tons of room, comfortable, and very reliable.  Very low cost of ownership and holds it's value.

    Cons: The transmission!!!  It's fine, but always feels like it's searching for the right gear.  Hesitates when you want it to go, revving high in a gear when it should shift.  They are all like that.

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    2008 Toyota Sienna LE AWD Review
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    Good Value In A Minivan. — 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 so far). The only real negative is the gas mileage. It is common for it to dip down to 17-18 mpg.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Excellent ride and handling for a minivan (far better than our past Chrysler products). Good power when you need it. Quiet inside.

    Cons: Engine is a bit noisy (ticking sound) when cold. Once inside, you cannot hear it, but standing outside you can.

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    2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited AWD Review
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    Great Family Car — 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 excellent and safe car To recommend for anyone

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Automatic doors - very handy

    Cons: None

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    2008 Toyota Sienna LE 7 Passenger Review
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    Great Family Car — Loved the rear seats being able to fold up easily and 3rd seats disappear into the back without taking them out of vehicle. Great rear air, zippy take acceleration, like middle console between front seats. Over all very happy with this vehicle.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great family car, easy to fold up seats and use for cargo. Average gas mileage for mini van. Comfortable seats.

    Cons: none

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    2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited Review
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    Awesome Minivan. — PROS I'm a new dad & Minivan w/ the convenience package is awesome. Power slide doors + lift gate. Loading the baby seat is so much easier than having a sedan. Backup camera almost seems like a must. being able to control back climate is awesome! Whether on freeway or surface roads, the ride comfort is great. Generally quiet and very smooth. I've test driven the 2008 odyssey EX-L I felt that the sienna had a smoother ride. Among the 2008 minivan designs, the car looks more luxurious. I would say that the exterior design of the odyssey looks more complete, however odyssey interior is tacky startrek like. the interior of the sienna is not spectacular but just better than what i've seen in other cars. Having a minivan with that much space is awesome. Fit full grill (gift for dad) + stroller & pack & play and our own bags for a weekend trip.... easy. CONS The handling could be much better. I think they lose on the stability by trying to have more ride comfort. You can feel the sway on corners. The turn radius is no problem, I can make a U-turn anywhere my camry can. But you just feel like you have so much less control. I believe the hondas have better stability on corners. Going up hill the new bigger engine sounds like a truck engine. Some what loud. When cruising, it's quiet. I think the brakes could be better. It's one of those, they're not bad and I don't think of them too much, but they don't impress me at all and sometimes I wish they were better. Price: the CE & LE models are well priced. But XLE & Limited are way more expensive. It makes sense though for a reliable and well built car. i dropped a pretty penny for my 2008 Limited.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Ride Comfort. Very good.   
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    Space:  awesome.
    Convenience: Yes!


    Cons: Turning: can feel the sway.
    Engine Rev can be loud.

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    2008 Toyota Sienna LE 7 Passenger Review
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    A Great Vehicle — I don't like that it is FWD vs. AWD, and that is why I am changing cars (although I got new tires this past fall and that made winter driving a breeze; it handled very well). I love driving the car - comfortable, good acceleration. It is roomy and very comfortable for the whole family (the dual power doors are wonderful and so convenient). This car has been maintenance free (oil changes).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Comfortable, roomy and spacious, handles great.

    Cons: Nothing that I can think of.

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    2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited AWD Review
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    It's A Minivan For Gods Sake!!! — With 3 kids you need one

    Pros: bluetooth, rear DVD, laser cruise control

    Cons: It's still a minivan; Navigation could use some simplifying

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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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