I'm always disillusioned by selling old cars... You can put thousands into one and get it back to very good operating condition, but the return on the investment is very small when it comes time to sell.
I've put about $2500 into mine this year doing both major repairs and maintenance, but the plan is to drive all that value out of it during another 4 years or so, hopefully with little more than routine maintenance. Currently at 316K, and based on our track record, should be pretty close to 400K in 4 more years. Fingers crossed...
I've put a lot into my van as well hoping that all I will do in the next few years is routine maintenance. At present the most miles I see doing a year from now on is maybe 10k so hopefully 50k in the next five years brings the van to 220k. Im feeling confident that it will be ok till such time. I've gained confidence in doing most of the repairs and preventative maintenance myself , with help from this forum and online searches. My most recent work was my first ever timing belt change on a V6 and also attending to the water inlet housing coolant issue in the valley.
The interior of the van is perhaps 9 out of 10, exterior an 8 ..so like you I'm keeping my fingers crossed as well.
Hey Paul. This guy is rocking almost 400K and went on a big trip!!! I sold off my '04 with 420,000KM/260,000 miles and was stating to need a couple things. Struts, Rear wheel bearing. I got my '07 very cheap. I still have it and is for sale. I think you are going to be fine!! @169K It is just a puppy.
Heading down to the Florida keys with stops in between which is the main reason why i recently replaced the water pump. She'll have 400k before the year is over. 2010 LE Original engine and transmission. Drained and filled tranny fluid last year. Oil change every 12k miles using Mobil 1...
2010 LE with 385k miles right now. That was me that went on that trip to Key West. I'm going to keep driving her until she quits on me but hopefully that'll be awhile so I'm going to do my part to keep her in good shape. Thanks to this and other Sienna forums.
Had codes P0012 and P0100 yesterday. Changed oil and air filter and cleared the codes. Driving her around today and so far so good. I started a thread on that yesterday and will post update in a few days.
2006 LE 300,256 miles, no major repairs, just brakes, timing belt, water pump and the like. All maintenance was done on time. Also all freeway miles. The oil used is Mobil One Synthetic and the high-quality Wix filter.
That sounds really good for an AWD, wish mine did that well.
I don't really trust the readout but will start paying attention to it. I've always figured my mileage at fill up and zero out my trip odometer every time.
I took our 2005 in for a recall warranty repair. By sound I knew I had an exhaust issue somewhere (nice throaty sound). Also have ABS and TPMS lights on (wheel speed sensors) so I knew they would want to suggest thousands of dollars of work, which I refused.
However, they said for my exhaust...
Vehicle vibrates at speed over 65 mph, ( not a very bad vibration, but I just feel it )
Already eliminated the wheels balancing issue. So what else could it be?
Alignment? ( doesn’t seem like it , doesn’t pull to one side while driving or braking )
Suspension may be ( it’s a 12 year old car )...
I have a 2009 Sienna that has what I think is a vacuum leak.
Bank too Lean error codes keep returning.
1. While vehicle is in Park and at Idle 770 rpm the vacuum is around 14-15 inches.
2. If I pump the brake pedal a few time I get better pedal feedback and vacuum goes up to about 18 inches...
Its time to replace my front Struts or shocks for my 2004 Toyota Sienna CE 8 seater. I cant get from the website or anywhere a struts for 8 seater as it only available for 7 seaters. Not sure the difference but need help if I can use the struts for 7 seater, mine is 8 seater? Thanks
I bought a 2005 sienna and bought 2 keys with transponders. they only cost 6.00 ea. do you think that they are with transponders? I can find on the website how to program a fob, but not a key. any help?