Re: Best year(s)?
I have 270,000 miles on my 2001 XLE (my dad was the original owner), and I am doing a cross-country drive this weekend from CO to DC without hesitation.
Besides regular maintenance I have replaced:
air/fuel sensor (once, 2015)
valve cover gaskets (once, 2014)
rear main seal (once, 2014)
all four struts/shocks (once, 2014)
To have a hardly anything go wrong in over a decade is pretty amazing, and I hope to keep this thing for another 10 years or more (I hate car payments).
If I could choose a Sienna though I would rather have a 2004 or so because the 3rd row seats fold flat into the floor, and the sliding doors have power windows. Also the prices for a 2001-2003 vs. a 2004 are pretty close in the areas I live in/travel to (CO, DC, TX).