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Looking for a Used Mini Van for Long Road Trips and Short Daily Commute

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Looking for a Used MiniVan for a short Daily Communte, Day Trips, and Long Road Trips. Must seat 6 with alot of cargo storage.
Will likely be upgrading in 3-4 years so resale should be a selling point.
We will be driving this car cross country so reliability and comfort for other key factors.

Must Haves:
Rear View Camera

Like to Haves:
Blind Spot Detection
Parking Assist

Been looking at 2014- Town and Country and 2013Odyssey, but open to other suggestions.

Priorities: Safety & braking / Cargo capacity / Reliability & durability

Need minimum of 7 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 40000
Maximum age: 3 years

Maximum price: US $ 26000

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Response from colin42

5:41 pm January 13, 2017

You're driving patterns would be perfect for the Pacifica (plugin) Hybrid, however that is above your price. As you only plan to keep for a short period you may want to look at leasing.

If you'd prefer used then look at the Kia Sedona. A CPO 2015 EX or SX should be in budget.


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Response from LectroFuel

9:23 pm January 23, 2017

If you're looking for reliability, stay away from Chrysler. The Town and Country isn't a good minivan. You would need to get a Touring Elite Odyssey for blind spot monitoring.

Colin42 was right about the Kia Sedona. I looked on auto trader for a 2015 Kia Sedona EX with the EX Premium Package and everything was in your budget at about $24,000. The EX with Premium Package gives you a backup camera, blind spot monitoring, leather, rear cross traffic alerts (it tells you when there is a car you can't see backing up), and backup warning system. I am shocked about how good of a deal this is. Of coarse, Kia is isn't known for their stellar resale value, but their cars are generally reliable. The value on this van I think is unbeatable, but you got to test drive one for yourself.


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Response from NormT

9:11 pm July 13, 2017

If you sacrifice some cu ft of space for $26,000 range you can pick up nice 2016 Chevy Traverse with 30K miles. This will use the similar 3.6l V6 as a minivan but offer AWD as an option. The back up camera and other safety features would be standard. But the park assist might be up a few levles.


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