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Review: 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

Family Vacation Tests This Minivan's Mettle My wife and I? Not minivan people. It isn't for lack of appreciation. After all, we have three kids, so we're acutely aware of the advantages gained from lots of interior space. We get our three rows in a different form factor; one that's admittedly less practical but doesn't make us feel like we're flying the white flag of suburban surrender in the garage. For our annual summer vacation, we decided to see how more sensible people roll. Our ride for the week was the latest monument to family-friendly practicality: the 2011 Toyota Sienna... Read More

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Toyota Sienna performs platform shuffle
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    The Toyota Sienna minivan already shares a lot of the Camry's yeoman components, and for 2011 the two vehicles are going to converge even more. A mule's been snapped by The Detroit News' sharpshooters, and it doesn't look too different from the van you can buy in your local Toyota showroom. Don't be deceived, though. Toyota's simmering away on the next ...

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    Despite market shift, Toyota confirms next 4Runner in development
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    With the U.S. market's pronounced shift away from body-on-frame SUVs towards crossovers and tall wagons, you could be excused for thinking that Toyota would be content to let its 4Runner wither away to dust. After all, the midsize SUV has been toiling away essentially unchanged since an updated 2003 model went on sale in 2002. But apparently, that isn't the ...

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    Toyota to export small trucks, minivans and SUVs from U.S.
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    Toyota builds many of its U.S. market vehicles right here in America. Among them are the Toyota Tacoma, Sienna minivan and Sequoia SUV, which is built alongside its Tundra full-size truck sibling. For the most part, they are all meant to be sold in the States, their primary market. It's no secret that sales of these big SUVs and trucks are way down, and ...

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    Toyota to start exporting U.S.-built SUVs and minivans
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    What's built in the States, stays in the States. At least that is how it used to be with one of the world's largest automaker. (The one exception is the Toyota Avalon sedan -- exported to the Middle East last year.) Toyota has now announced that it will ramp up U.S. vehicle production in Indiana and begin exporting vehicles to other booming markets around ...

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    VIDEO: Sexy Toyota Sienna commercial makes no sense
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    Click above to view Toyota's sexy Sienna commercial When most people drop $35,000 on a minivan, they don't suffer from the dillusion that the family hauler is sexy or cool. We're sure Toyota knows the Sienna is purchased mainly for its ability to transport human cargo in comfort and safety, but the Japanese automaker isn't above selling its minivan with ...

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    Toyota extends Sienna warranties even further
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    Toyota knows that it's got a problem with the Sienna minivan's doors. The Japanese automaker issued a "warranty enhancement" for the Sienna's front doors back in October to deal with complaints that they wouldn't stay open. They're now covered under warranty for five years or 100,000 miles. Apparently some rear liftgates have a similar problem of not ...

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    Toyota fixing 600,000 Sienna doors, but it's not a recall mind you
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    The hits just keep coming for Toyota Motor Co. After a pair of new problems with its all-important Tundra pickup were brought to light this week, a reader sent us a link to this article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that reveals the automaker will voluntarily fix the front doors on 600,000 units of its Sienna minivan (current model shown above) built ...

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    How To: Turn your car into a drive-in theater
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    A lot of younger folks in Autoblog land have never seen a drive-in movie, mostly because the majority of outdoor theaters have gone the way of the Dodo. Never fear, because the folks at Popular Mechanics have come up with a clever yet simple way of bringing the drive-in to your own back yard. The ingredients of a home theater are, for the most part, easy ...

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    Toyota thrice celebrates American milestones
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    Good things are coming in 'threes' for Toyota lately. Autoblog just hipped readers to the pending third birthday of its triumvirate of Scion offerings earlier today. What's more, three of Toyota's American plants are reaching some milestones of their own this year. The plants include: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK), celebrating its ...

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    NHTSA eyeing potential safety issues with Audi, Ford, Chrysler & Toyota
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking a second look at Audi A6-family models. Last March, the agency recalled some 173,000 A6, S6, and Allroad models after reports of dashboard fires, but it has since heard of more incidents, and is thus revisiting the issue. NHTSA is also checking in to some 700,000 Ford Super Duties (MY ...

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    What Would Grandpa Drive? Edmunds goes 'Top 10' on pensioner's wheels
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    Edmunds has compiled what it considers the top ten best vehicles for senior citizens. Seniors, defined as those sixty-five and older, represent the fastest-growing segment of America's population. The article addresses the strengths and weaknesses of each vehicle as they relate to a senior's perceived needs. The list, in alphabetic order, includes : ...

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