13 year owner
I bought this car new in May of 2005. After one year, I booted the run-flats. I put Michelin high mileage tires and at 166k miles that is three sets of tires, rotating and aligning religiously. I did have the lift gate strut issue before the recall and paid for it to be fixed. I had the same problem less than a year later and pitched a fit to Toyota. They paid. I leave the automatic lift off and open manually because I am pretty sure it would continue to fail but it was not a reason to ditch the car. At 100k (before the extended warranty was up), shocks, radiator, water pump were done. In its younger days, I could go do D.C. and back on a tank of gas. Now, I can still manage 20mpg if I consistently drive more than 30 miles a trip. Overall, reliability has been fantastic. Although I don't need a minivan anymore, I am inclined to do it again. This is my fourth Toyota, only two were purchased new. As consumers, I guess we have to decide what we can and cannot put up with. I owned a '91 5 speed Camry that only ever needed a distributor and two sets of tires after 112k miles with typical normal maintenance. Even my 87 Corolla SR5 that burned oil got 37mpg and lasted me 50k. I'll just cross my fingers that "Betsy" keeps running!