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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

Thanks VKC, I didn't know they pulled it from the U.S. market. Man, that guy sure didn't like it. It sounds like it's worth the extra bucks to stay away from the bottom model.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

I'm sensing the reviewer was ok with the 4-banger on their dime. Yes, they'd be settling and giving up some of the cushiness of the 6.
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Now: '18 Hyundai Tucson - Silver (DW), '10 Honda Civic Si - Polished Metal Metallic blake
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

4 cylinder minivans are my ideal.


maybe ill find one of those 4 cylinder siennas used someday because i like them

i wanted a first gen oddyssey when i got this mpv. but this was a much better deal

the mazda 5 when it gets cheap sounds nice too

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

I was perfectly happy with the power of the 2.6 litre 4-banger in our 1st MPV. IIRC, it was rated at 149 HP and 169 ft-lbs torque.

From the same era, Toyota's Previa offered (only) a 2.4 litre engine (although in later years it was turbocharged). I never heard anyone complain about the power, even in the normally-aspirated version.

Until fairly recently, Chrysler offered a 2.4 litre four in its minivans, although I understand the take-rate was very low.

I think a lot of it is perception. For most of us most of the time, a four-banger is perfectly adequate.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

Hit 'Submit' too soon ...

Should have added - we're also fine with the 2.3 litre 4-cylinder in our Mazda 5.

As well, with the modern engines being DOHC, the intake manifold of a transverse V6 covers the rear bank, and typically needs to be removed to allow access to the spark plugs in the rear bank. That's a lot of labour for the DIYer, and a lot of money for everyone else.

The 5's plugs are easily accessed.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

Forgot to mention my other 4-cylinder van of the past. We lived in New Zealand in 2003/04 and owned a 1995 Mazda Bawngo (spelt phonetically to get past the censor). It was a 9-passenger van (3-3-3) with a carbureted 1998 cc SOHC engine (petrol, not diesel) w/ manual choke & 5-speed manual tranny. It was a fine city vehicle, but positively scary on NZ's twisty rural highways. With its large flat side area and high centre-of-gravity, it was scary in crosswinds. Acceleration was leisurely, and moderate grades on State Hwy #1 were taken in 2nd gear @ 40 kph. That's one where a V6 might have been preferable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

I had a supercharged previa.

The power was outstanding. Much more powerful than a v6.


I hear them on the road with a supercharger whine.

More importantly though that engine is extremely reliable.

I also did airport delivery with the Chrysler 4 banger grand caravans. Also extremely reliable and the gas mileage was excellent.


In the Toyota it was actually terrible.

Yes v6 Fwd are the hardest vehicles to work on.

I would describe the Ford mazda v6 as one of the easiest. Although I take that back the v6 caravan is often the easiest.

Almost anything else is even harder especially the Nissan v6.

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