Re: Potential Sienna Owner - Need Advice!
I have a 2012 base Sienna that I bought new. During the first year I had to chase down and eliminate some rattles. I've had no other problems with the van after nearly 5 years and 42,000 miles. It also has amazingly great fuel economy for such a large vehicle. If you can find a 2012 with fairly low mileage and a good maintenance record, I think you'll have reliable transportation.
However, I'm not a fan of the power sliding doors. They are a nice convenience when they work properly, but I see a fair number of owners here on siennachat.com that have had problems with them. Repairing them is sometimes very expensive. That was one of the reasons I bought the base model. It only has manual sliding doors.