Originally Posted by daveb
Yes it does seem silly. My opinion is to leave a car-like vehicle what it is but that's JMO. Why not just go with something like you linked to??? On top of messing with the Sienna's drive train (if that's what is in your original post) I would think it would do more harm than good to the re-sale value...but who knows. Most lift kits are designed to lift vehicles that can be altered easily, still, I've seen some strange stuff out there. Worth it, probably not.
I was hoping that someone knows something about the Sienna that I don't. Just like the lift ability of the Astros which I didn't know prior to running across info on this or a similar site.
Most importantly - A a discontinued beat up Chevy van doesn't compare to a shiny new Sienna when you are selling the idea of an "adventure" minivan to your wife. The last Astro we looked at smelled like an animal died in it. That didn't help my used van purchasing prospects.
I think that an Astro with small lift and minor inside work would be perfect! Very economical, easy to park, somewhat reasonable fuel economy. Too bad I can't find one that's less than 5 years old.