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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

I just read in the local newspaper (Calgary SUN) that Toyota will be offering a 4-cylinder Sienna in 2009. I searched for confirmation on the Internet but could not find anything to back this up. The engine will be rated at 184bhp. I'm not sure if this is for Canada only or all of NA. It would be interesting how this vehicle is received....hopefully it will encourage Mazda to bring the Mazda8 to our shores.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

The version of the Previa offered in NA did have the 4 banger and that was a regular size minivan (i.e. 3 rows, nice space, etc). And it continues to be offered in the rest of the world in that format. Actually very few minivans are offered with 6 cylinders and up outside of NA.

Just seems like we're falling in line.

re Mazda8 to our shores. Well now that folks are being a bit more smart in their vehicle selection maybe. The only thing that may hurt it is the possible recommendation for premium fuel. That being said, the twin-turbo Duratec 3.5 liter that Fords offering in 2010 is recommended to run on 87 octane.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

who wants a 92 toyota lucida turbo diesel, jdm importer/broker in burlinton canada is selling this van...its cheap on gas its a 4cyl..... Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

If the steering wheel was on the left....

...it would probably be a better tow vehicle than the MPV, since typically diesels have lots of torque.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

That's a fine looking car for a 1992 model. The mirror over the lift gate is interesting--I wonder if it was some kind of delivery vehicle? If that is the case all the more wonder that it looks like it is in such fine shape.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

The mirror on the back seems to be commonplace on JDM models. If you look back at some of the tricked out MPV's and such in the various threads here, you'll see several have that type of mirror as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

The mirror in the back is the old school form of the backup system - i.e. helps the driver see if there is anything below the beltline and in the back. Kinda the same reason that a lot of older cars had mirrors on the front fender and not by the side windows - to alleviate blind spots.

Back to the van itself, it is a fine looking specimen. And I'd envision you could probably get replacement parts via the NA Previa of that vintage. But iirc, the NA Previa was mid-engined and didn't have large grill intakes in the front. The grill on this particular vehicle looks like the intake is for engine cooling purposes - curious if the configuration is slightly different.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

I've wondered about those mirrors as well.

I've seen them on a few MPVs, as well as the odd CRV and other small SUVs.

I am sure I'd find it handy for backing up to my trailer to align the hitch.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

It seems like nearly every minivan and SUV in Asia (at least Thailand and the Philippines) has one.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

vkc wrote:

Back to the van itself, it is a fine looking specimen. And I'd envision you could probably get replacement parts via the NA Previa of that vintage. But iirc, the NA Previa was mid-engined and didn't have large grill intakes in the front. The grill on this particular vehicle looks like the intake is for engine cooling purposes - curious if the configuration is slightly different.


the engine on this van is a turbo diesel..........its still for sale Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

Is this still available and could be shipped to the US? If yes how much?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

You can contact the broker's website which I posted on the first post and also check your state law about driving a right hand vehicle here in ontario canada its legal to drive a right hand car but the insurance will be a killer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

The 2011 Sienna will be available in 4 cylinders guise. It will be due out at end of Jan 2011. A total redesign and has more features than the current 2nd gen Sienna.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

OK, so I am going to kick the dust off of this 4.5 year old thread and bring it back to life. Hopefully, someone will read it.

Now that the 4 cyl. Sienna has been out for a while, has anyone owned or tested one enough to have an opinion on power, economy, maintenance, etc? I had great success with a 2009 6 cyl. and would entertain the 4 cyl. if it shows operating economy that makes up for the loss in power.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: 4-CYL Sienna Reply with quote

ctom3 wrote:
OK, so I am going to kick the dust off of this 4.5 year old thread and bring it back to life. Hopefully, someone will read it.

Now that the 4 cyl. Sienna has been out for a while, has anyone owned or tested one enough to have an opinion on power, economy, maintenance, etc? I had great success with a 2009 6 cyl. and would entertain the 4 cyl. if it shows operating economy that makes up for the loss in power.


The 4 banger Sienna went completely pass me. Didn't even realize it was on the market (no longer for NA apparently). But here is one review I dug up - looks like the author was driving a rental:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-toyota-sienna-le-2-7/

the article wrote:
Yes, it’s very slow, and yes, it’s very coarse, but I trust it more than I trust any Toyota V-6. If I had to drive a Sienna for the next decade and cover all the expenses myself, I might be tempted to choose the four.............here’s no possible reason to own a Sienna other than the explicit expectation of Land-Cruiser-in-Africa-style long-term durability, and the 2.7L would be an asset on that particular balance sheet.

Then: '79 Plymouth Horizon, '88 VW Fox Wagon, '92 VW Jetta GL (DW), '96 VW Golf GL (DW), '97 Jetta GLX - Green, '03 MPV ES - Blue Mica (DW); '15 Hyundai Elantra GT - Titanium Gray Metallic (DW)
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