I love my old minivan. It has 265,000+ miles on it and I drive it every day. Have never been afraid to take it on a trip. No engine work, other than routine maintenance and on 2nd transmission. Even now, with this many miles, I never get below 18mpg and usually get 20 with a mix of in-town and hwy of 30 miles a day. 3 years ago, when I was consistently going out of town once a week, I could always count on 22-23mpg. Think I got a good one!
We have used this van for 9 years on some long trips. I has never broken down on us and with normal maintenance has served us very well.
Lots of space inside for people and luggage. Love the computer console showing distance to empty, mpg, outside temp. The seats are quite comfortable and the sound system is good.
Headrests on the back seats would be good as well as a folding middle seat. The rear seat back folds down, but not the middle seat. It would also be nice if the passenger seat was adjustable. Ours is fixed.
We bought this minivan used, "Driven
only by the Dealership owner's wife".
It was a good idea to pay for an ext.
warranty. The transmission died while
still under warranty. The A/C died
afterwards. Everything is coming apart
on this thing. Almost all the interior
plastic molding has to be constantly re-
screwed in. The sliding door fell off
its track a few times already. The
Infinity cassette died and took a
favorite cassette with it. The driver
seat recline mechanism won't allow the
seat back to stay upright (try driving
without any back support). Not enough
room to complain about everything else
wrong with it. Need a high cliff to
drive it off of!
When the engine runs, it has alot of
Keep the large interior space but look
to the Japanese for more dependable