2009 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this one the first day of the bailout when Chrysler said they'd match the C4C money. Traded in my 86 Vanagon and got a $29K van for $17,5. I never thought I'd buy a chrysler product and really loved my VW, but there were a lot of things that needed fixing and with a new baby I wanted something safer for her. I test drove the Japanese and Korean vans and I can't see why anyone would pay 2X as much for one of them. Stow and Go is the single greatest feature. I've already hauled full sheets of plywood in the van and also carried 7 people on a moments notice. We'll see what happens in terms of reliability but I've driven 2 1000 mile trips and it's been great.
Stow and Go can turn it from a people hauler to a truck in seconds. So much more versatility than an SUV or even a truck. I also added a tow hitch for a trailer so now I'm set. The DVD player and mygig are a lot of fun. Never thought I'd need them but I like it.
For any automaker out there, Bring back a camper minivan like the 80's VW vanagons. I want a poptop so I can easily sleep 4 in the van. Especially in a recession Camping is America's pass time. A mini sink, stove, fridge, and stow/go with a poptop and I'd spend $35K on that in a second!!!