I'm looking at buying a 2006 Toyota Sienna with roughly 155k miles for $6500. It has the basic CE package and is in solid shape inside and out with a well documented maintenance record.
I'm certainly inexperienced buying cars but to me in runs great and I couldn't find anything wrong with it following the sticky's test drive advice.
The mileage worries me a bit - I'm also considering a Grand Caravan a bit younger with fewer miles, but maybe that's poor reasoning.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks! I would definitely be looking at considerably newer/lower mileage Dodge at that price point. It's just a tough call to say how much can offset the difference between the makes.
I kind of felt like the price was high, but I'm also not in a huge market with a lot of Siennas around that age.
>implying the dodge caravan it's twin the town and country aren't the best selling minivans since ever
If there's one thing Chrysler did right, it was the Minivan. Hell, VW paid Chrysler to rebadge the T&C as the Routan instead of engineering their own minivan for the U.S. Market.
>literal anecdotal evidence
>only complaints of 2010s and newer
>op is looking at an '06
I'm failing to see the Problem here.
A lot are just driven into the ground while being poorly maintained. The 3.3L is a workhorse though and will soldier on though, there are tons of '07 and earlier T&Cs with over 200k.
Coming from an family whose Mother has owned a 2006 Sienna, I never had anything wrong with ours, the only thing I remember us taking it to the dealership for is for tires, brakes and suspension, oil, and changing out the struts.
We got rid of it when it hit 122,000+ miles because my dad felt it "was tired." We now have a 2014 Sienna and we have not had any problems with it.
My dad also wanted to get a certain trim of the 2010 Sienna because it was not de-tuned, which made it BMW fast according to him.
I'd say go for it.
OP here again.
So your advice would be (with the 6-7 grand I have to spend on the van) to go for a newer/lower mileage caravan than for a similarly priced Toyota? Maybe I'v just been drinking the Toyota kool-aid?
Whatever you do don't go past '07 on the T&C, the '08+ is worse. Thinner brake discs that require replacement more often, fucked alignment that eats up tires and a/c/heat problems.