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post #1 of 22 Old 12-10-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Mini Van?

Before anyone says it.... I know, I know... Mini Vans are gay. but..... the wife wants one so here is my question...

Does anyone here own one? I know Ford does not make one so my choices are limited to either a Chrysler product if i want to buy USA made or Honda, Hyundai ect.

Im not a Chrysler fan at all but if we did purchase one i would only buy USA made...

Right now she drives around a Ford Edge but with the new baby we barely fit. There are 5 of us now and were considering having another baby next year so there is no way we fit....

Unfortunately we bought the Edge new in 2010 and now owe about 10k more than its worth. This thing did not hold its value at all....

So let the hate begin but if you do own a MiniVan please let me know what kind you have and if you like it or not....

And no a bigger SUV is not a choice... she wants a mini van.. happy wife = happy home
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Honda Oddesey

I dont have one but know many families that do... If I needed a minivan, that is what I would have.

The only other option would be a Toyota Sienna.

Sorry, but chrysler product...

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Nissan makes a van that has the same motor that the 350z has. It makes for a fast azz minivan lol.

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I don't have one but I have a really good friend that has a newer Chrysler and they love it.

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Mother in law has a Honda. If my wife ever decided she needed a mini van the Honda is the one we would buy. I've ridden in the back of it and it was the most comfortable ride across the state i have ever had. Hers is older and has 200k on it and it still runs like a top. I live in utah there is mini vans EVERYWHERE here! Every Mormon family either has a suburban/yukon xl or a mini van! I see more Hondas and grand caravans than anything


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Honda/ Toyota keeps their used value much much better then Chrysler

Buy it a year or two older then new and much later on it wont be too much cheaper then that

Or, do what I do.. Buy at an auction (doesn't even have to be wrecked) my truck is a clean title. And get it for half off!

Then, the resale value gets Very exciting... even makes you wanna sellf it just to make a profit

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Go Chrysler. Their new vans are really nice and you get that nice feeling from supporting your country

A crossover is a no?


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Go Chrysler. Their new vans are really nice and you get that nice feeling from supporting your country

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we have a crossover now.... the Ford Edge... but its me, wife, and 3 kids. The edge only sits 5( and barely) . if we want to have another kid we will need something with a 3rd row....
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PLUS......



Honda/ Toyota keeps their used value much much better then Chrysler

Buy it a year or two older then new and much later on it wont be too much cheaper then that

Or, do what I do.. Buy at an auction (doesn't even have to be wrecked) my truck is a clean title. And get it for half off!

Then, the resale value gets Very exciting... even makes you wanna sellf it just to make a profit
that only works if your a big balla and have the cash to pay for it

my uncle buys vehicles at auctions to resell... ill have to hit him up when were ready.... but that means i will need to sell the edge private party
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Honda Oddesey

I dont have one but know many families that do... If I needed a minivan, that is what I would have.

The only other option would be a Toyota Sienna.

Sorry, but chrysler product...
i would do a sienna or a Chrysler.. of course Chrysler first.. but honestly the odessy we owned sucked in snow, had a weak *** engine, and we kept changing out transmissions left and right.. breaks always squealed even after being to the mechanic multiple times.. swore I'd never let someone buy a honda again! as much as i do hate giving credit to imports... give credit where its due.. the sienna is highly rated as are the Chrysler and dodge minivans

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