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Pros: gas mileage, excellent acceleration from a standstill.
Cons: ride, road noise, headrests, side windows fog too easily, cloth seats, too much body plastic, transmissionI was expecting a little more after reading the reviews in various magazines and after owning a 1998 Sienna, which I loved. The Hylander I purchased is a 4-cylinder, 6 speed, with a third row bench seat. No bells or whistles. Pretty much stock. Diappointments - transmission does not shift smoothly, the ride is rough, the headrests are too far forward, the road noise is atrocious, too much plastic, driver's seat cloth wrinkled and stretched, weak A/C, side windows fog up too easily, and the original tires wore out (cupping) under 25,000 miles.
most demanding car i vere owned
Pros: snow button
Cons: cruise control works bad can't maintain speedrandom acceleration, so so ergonomics, high maintenance, speedo off by 3.5 mph, power ports in dumb places, OEM tyires sucked on wet street (changed them at 800 mi), stupid console