I've been toting my kids 3 across in my Honda Accord for 15 months and in March we may have the chance to pay cash for a new (to us, it'll be used) van. My car is worth about $3500 as a trade in.
What vans generally are good buys? Dh and I are relatively loyal to Honda and Toyota, but if we can get a van that is good and reliable for less, then awesome!
Right now, there are 2 in town that look interesting, although we can certainly drive into one of the large cities to shop. One is a 2008 Town & Country with 65k miles for $14,500 and the other is a 2006 Honda Oddysey with 76k miles for $16,900. I don't know if they'll still be around when we're thinking of buying in six weeks, but they've been on the lots for months now so it is possible.