A family friend is offering to sell me his 2012 xle awd with 190k miles before he trades it in. All maintenance done at dealership. No damage. New tires. Basically in excellent condition.
How much do you think it’s worth?
Are they still reliable with this mileage?
Absolutely. The Sienna with its 2GR-FE engine is one of the most reliable and trouble free vehicles. Most of the issues with the 1st year release were resolved in 2012 like the infamous rubber oil cooler line etc. The tow transmission cooler came standard on 2012. Do take a test drive to see if anything obvious issue sticks out (van pulls etc.). Since you know who who you are buying from and have the record history to back it up you should be fine. You can actually go to a Toyota dealer with the VIN and they should be able to print you the maintenance history of the van.
- Rust - As mentioned by the poster above, if it is from the rust belt, get the underbody checked.
- Rear differential coupling - This is one of the issues with the AWD but is totally repairable as a DIY. Check out siennachat for details.....Whirring noise in rear end Sienna AWD
- Sparkplugs/Waterpump./Thermostat replacement mileage
- Sparkplugs are recommended at 120K. If done at a later mileage, add 120K and you are good
- Waterpump/Thermostat - This is a labor intensive process. If not replaced then add around 350-500 for getting these replaced. if DIY then $100 or less plus your time
With proper maintenance the engine will go well past 400K provided you are willing to keep it that long. As part of your negotiation, factor the replacement cost of suspension parts (shocks/struts/control arms/bushings etc), tires etc.If the suspension parts have been replaced in the past 30K-40K miles with OEM parts, I wouldn't bother. Also get info on the last fluid change (coolant, break & transmission).
Toyota does not have a tranny fluid flush as part of 3rd Gen vehicle maintenance schedule. See if your buddy had it flushed (or drained/refilled). If not, do it after you purchase. This forum and Siennachat has enough details to get you steered in the right direction.
Last of all do not be deterred by minor issues. Remember, you are purchasing a used vehicle so some things would not be what you expect to see on anew vehicle but otherwise the 3rd Gen Sienna except for 2015, which was a transition year, are great vehicles with very few issues.
As for the price, see what your bud is getting from the trade in and then see if he would step down a bit. If not, get it for what it will be traded for.