After All These Years, Still A Boomer's Best Friend
My 1998 Toyota Sienna has had 265,000 miles of fun, hard-work, and a lot of bruises. With luck and care, it will survive another couple of years with a smile. The Sienna XL model was fancy, powerful and a great work-horse when I bought it. Now its duck tape, prayers and a good mechanic. It carries two kayaks side by side in the 8ft long cargo area (without the seats) with only a foot or two hanging out! It towed a 6x10 trailer for weekend sales at festivals. It drove through tall grassy fields when I was in real estate sales. It still carries bags of dirt, plants, and planks of wood from the hardware store. My car is worth ten times the price of any parts value. After all these years, my Toyota Mini Van is still a Boomer's best friend.