2009 Toyota SiennaTony - Downers Grove, IL09/25/2014
Nice all around car with good safety rating and repair rating.
2009 Sienna LE
2009 Toyota SiennaAlphabetSoup - Chicagoland05/19/2009
We got the 2009 Toyota Sienna LE (Option package #2) 8-passenger version and love it!
My wife has yet to find a comfortable position for the driver's seat, but otherwise the space and seating is very comfortable.
Love the sliding door windows going up/down instead of the standard crack open on the rearward edge.
Love the various options of moving the three center seats around.
Love the ease with which the back row of seats can be stowed and deployed.
Getting the center-row seats in is a little tough sometimes. Save yourself a headache and, if you're moving the left-most center seat, move the driver's seat forward as far as it will go to give you the room to work.
The auto-up/down power window on the driver's side is a little sensitive. I'd like to have to hold the button a little longer before it decides my intention is to fully lower or raise the window.
Totally awesome turning radius! Getting that thing into and out of tight parking spots is a breeze.
Overall, we love this van. Our kids love it too. They can open the door themselves (assuming we "allow" it by having the button toggled correctly), buckle themselves in their car seats, and get themselves out again when we arrive. I wish I had the cash to get some of the nicer features (sunroof, GPS, DVD, power rear-gate, etc.), but I'm very happy with this one.
Best van for any money
2009 Toyota SiennaDaddy888 - Kansas City, MO01/31/2011
We owned two Previa vans, then an 98 Sienna with 150K miles. Now very glad to own an 09 Sienna. Everything is to our expectation except a loose weather strip by the driver side door. It is not a deal breaker. We got this as an one-owner used van, been treated very well by the previous owner for 30K miles. We have the LE version, FWD, with two sliding power doors, still has all the safety features across the product line. Do not expect great mileage, but on par with other vans. The children love it, their mother loves it. Great driving position, but as with all vans, watch for the blind spots. The 3.5 litre engine has a timing chain, no need to worry about replacing the costly timing belt. We have NOT been disappointed by a Toyota van since 1989.
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