Is the Toyota Sienta 2005 a good car to buy?

Thursday August 8 2019

 

By Paul Kaganzi

Hello Paul, I would like you to advise me about the Toyota sienta 2005. How much it costs, maintenance, size and speed. Can it be used for carrying passengers such as the Wish? Anonymous

Hello anonymous, the 2005 Toyota Sienta mini passenger vehicle has a 1NZ-FE 1.5 litre engine which comes with 16 valve DOHC petrol engine. This power plant produces 109 horse power which is sufficient to carry five passengers or light cargo. The Sienta’s cuboid shaped long, wide and high roof design provides mple passenger legroom, shoulder and head room. There is impressive cargo room when you drop the middle seats.

However, the Sienta’s cube shaped body is not very aero dynamic, which will have a small impact on fuel economy. The small 1.5 litre VVTi engine works well with the CVT (Continous Velocity Transmission) gearbox to provide impressive fuel economy.

Regular oil change service will cost about Shs120,000 every 5,000kms. You may have a little difficulty finding the costly head and tail lights of the Sienta when you get bumped into by a boda boda, but that is not a show stopper.

The cost of ownership from a bond is Shs21m and a locally used one will cost Shs15m.

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