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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Ford Windstar, Chevrolet Venture, Honda Odyssey, Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna, Plymouth Voyager, Car Buying, Van
#38 of 42 Recommendations for 2008-2011 Used MiniVan?
Apr 15, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Hi. With another child on the way, my wife and I are looking at MiniVans. We would like to find something slightly used. (2008 or newer with less that 40k mi.). Reliability and cost are the tops concerns for us. Would like to find something that we could own for 6-7 years and probably put 100,000 miles on it. Could someone provide some insight? I am curious to hear about any repair stories or recommendations. Right now we have looked at the T&C touring, Odyssey, and Sienna. Thanks.
#39 of 42 Re: Recommendations for 2008-2011 Used MiniVan? [wiesta]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:32 am)
You can't go wrong with Odyssey or Sienna; I don't know much about T&C.
#41 of 42 Re: Minivan shopping(used): Low TCO [leesanray]
May 12, 2012 (3:34 pm)
Be very careful of the older Honda's. We have a 2003 and needed new tranny - lots of complaints on Edmunds.
#42 of 42 2003 Venture
Apr 17, 2013 (2:01 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Venture, which now has 370,000 miles on it the transmission has never been rebuilt although shift solenoids were changed. The engine was replaced 10,000 miles ago after the lifter seized up, and broke the cam shaft The engine has a timing chain, not belt, that was never replaced. The injectors never had any work. The major problems was with heater cores and radiators as well as bleading the cooling system(a bad design). The engine never burned oil. I ran synthetic oil almost it's entire life and run Dexron 6, which is supposed to be synthetic. I replaced the big bushing in one side and several sets of monroe air shocks(junk). I maintained the vehicle regularily. Don St. Louis Mo. owner /operator Karaoke Cab STL