Originally Posted by redwoodguy
I am happy to hear this. I like the Sienna/Odessey idea. I looked at some yesterday. WOW are they spendy! They get a lot of premium in the used market. I suppose this is why. I was hoping I could move laterally from my 2006 Camry to a 2006 Sienna. Nope. It's gonna cost me about $5k. Not bad, but it is a cost.
I bought a 2006 Sienna LE just last week from a private seller I found on my local Craigslist. Paid $9,200 for it.
Took it to Toyota to check it out after the sale. They found nothing wrong with it, but recommended a timing belt replacement and flushing all the fluids.
Total service cost was under $400 (found a timing belt coupon on their web site).
This is the third Sienna we've had. Still have a 2006 XLE that my wife drives.
I've driven it 1,500 miles through the mountains pulling a Uhaul
cargo trailer at the 3,500 pound tow limit.
With that much weight
, the fuel mileage dropped from 24 to 16. But with a 16' Scamp
, you'll be way under the limit and it should tow nicely. Be sure it has electric brakes
The 2008 and newer Sienna's show a 1,000 pound tow limit. The 2004 through 2007's show 3,500 and the tow option was standard those years.