We looked seriously at GMs, but ended up buying a Sienna. Same price or less
than a GM minivan, even with the GMS employee price.
Side airbags standard all around, not on GM. 6 year powertrain warranty,
not GM. High
resale value, not GM. It is assembled
in Indiana with 85% American componets and 10% Japanese. How about GM,
Chinese built 3.5 V-6 engines ?
I am in full agreement that there is a quality
perception issue with GM. There new products are almost at Japanese levels.
Maybe next car.
We all make mistakes Howard. No need to apologize. We assumed you'd
decide to take the cheap route. You made it clear that looks and style
weren't important to you. That's when it became clear that you'd opt
for the Sienna. Ugh!
I've posted a link to some interesting feedback about those side
airbags you boast about. I hope you're sitting when you read it!
Ummm, Howard, there's a reason for the need for that 6 year warranty.
Didn't anyone tell you about that?
In Japan perhaps. Not here though. Buying a Sienna is a bit like buying
a Lada in the old days.
Howard, they're waiting for you over at alt.autos.toyota. You can look
forward to many years of posting with them, trying to find solutions to
all your problems. Good Luck and enjoy the Sienna experience! To get
you prepared for your adventures, I'll post a few informative links to
Here's a link to an ongoing report from a Sienna owner:
Here's another interesting site Howard:
And some interesting owner reviews:
And everyone's favorite "EdmundsdotCom" :
Yep, you got what you paid for Howard. Enjoy your new friends over at
the Toyota forum. They're going to be hearing lots from you. ;-)
Howard, you've proven out that old adage yet again: "If you're not part
of the solution, you're part of the problem." Enjoy your new "quality"
Sienna. Heh, Heh!
Many and most are electrical. But includes transmission, wheel bearing hubs,
alternator, (red) cooling system, window motors, wiper motors front and
rear, air conditioner pumps on both, recliner seat lever on passenger side,
trim on both seats, wiper switch, head light switch, ignition
You have to maintain all of them nowadays.
I took a look at the Sienna to see what Cool Jet and others object to about
Admittedly, it looks like a sardine can with wheels, but ...to me...all the
Howard, that was an old, old post (January 6th) from our feuding days,
that you already responded to on January 7th at 6:01PM. At that time,
you responded: "Jetski,
I am proud of my gene pool. There are some rather high achievers in
mine." Since that time, we have stopped the bickering and are seemingly
getting along okay. So quit reading those old flames and be nice to me!
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