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Old 03-04-2009, 04:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by alohaspirit View Post
thanks for the info

i like the look of the Sienna and Odyssey but they are expensive

ive seen 2003 grand caravans for the same price as 1998 odysseys

I'd take a '98 Sienna or Odyssey over an '03 Caravan.

One van I forgot to mention is the Mazda MPV. It's a bit smaller than the Sienna, Odyssey, and Caravan. However, it is also lighter with a lower frontal area, so I'd expect better MPG numbers. Also, according to Consumer Reports reliability surveys, the MPV is more reliable than the Chrysler vans.

The MPV is also very affordable. As with many Mazdas, the MPV depreciated rapidly, so it's pretty cheap used. Take a look at this completed eBay listing--an '04 with <90k miles for $5500!

eBay Motors: Mazda : MPV (item 190287775306 end time Feb-24-09 05:36:42 PST)
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