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I am looking to upgrade from my 2004 Toyota Sienna. It has 100k miles now. I picked it up 2 years ago with 40k miles. I love my mini van and can not imagine owning any thing else. Small problem. The automatic doors stopped working over 6 months ago. The brackets are bad on the motor. I park on an incline by the way. With much research I am aware this is a normal problem for Toyota. They refuse to help even when my extended warranty was still good last month. The price to fix is not worth it for me. Can you please tell me if I should look at a used Honda or Nissan mini van, or stick with Toyota? I am actually open to any brand as long as I have the room I have now. Thank you! Jessie P

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Cherie Watters, President of Sales and Marketing at AskPatty.com Hi Jessie, That is a tuff question. Toyota, Honda, Nissan as well as many others make excellent Mini Vans. The decision is really it a matter of personal preference. Nothing beats test drive, or I like to check out a car by renting it first. Small investment to make sure it is the right choice for me. If you rent one of the vans you can test it by parking on your incline. Good Luck

Patricia Algier , Owner at Valley Dealer Exchange Inc Dear Jessie, Toyota Sienna is a good Van and 100K is not alot of miles for that car. I would try to find an independent mechanic to fix the car more reasonably than the dealer.If you still want to purchase a different Can then Toyota and Honda would be my first two choices. Patti

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