from a speaker standpoint, you can order replacement rubber surround and glue from a kit online. That's what we did and it works perfectly.
Photo taken a few minutes ago. 2001 XLE with an upcoming road trip from Washington DC to Denver, CO...and back.
air/fuel sensor (once, 2015)
valve cover gaskets (once, 2014)
rear main seal (once, 2014)
all four struts/shocks (once, 2014)
I REALLY want to buy a new Sienna, but the reliability of this one is fantastic. Never had a sludge issue. It is still on the original engine and transmission with the usual timing belt, water pump, spark plugs and fluid changes last done at 245,xxx miles. I just don't want to make another car payment if I can help it.
Now if I could find a way to upgrade the JBL sound system. Most of the speakers are bad, and I don't want to change out the CD/tape deck. I'm usually listening to Mike & Mike or Bomani Jones so I'm not sure if I want to change it out.
Oh yeah...it is missing a center cap for one of the aluminum wheels. Anyone have one they would be willing to give away?
For the most part my machine has been dealer-serviced and I have followed the recommended maintenance schedule closely. You are correct, the timing belt has been changed three (3) times now along with the water pump each time. Getting ready to do that again at 372,000 miles. The platinum spark plugs have been changed every 57,000 miles as recommended.That's great. I have a 2000 CE with 150k mi and the engine sounds like it will go forever.
Out of interest... what have the repairs been? I'd assume two timing belts w/the waterpump & spark plug package, maybe a radiator, and some tires, batteries and brake pads.
When you did trans fluid changes, did you ever remove the pan and replace the pickup screen or did you just do what they suggested and only remove and replace what fluid you could through the drainplugs?
If it has power sliding doors, power seats and power rear vent windows, did they ever screw up? Did all the door handles (including the tailgate) require replacement?