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Thread: Need 8 Pass Van

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    Need 8 Pass Van

    I need recommendations please for a vehicle that can seat 8 or more. It will need to accommodate 6 car seats (2 backless boosters, 2 FF and 2 RF). Hoping to spend 15K or less on a used vehicle. Bonus if it can tow a small trailer and has lots of cargo room.
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    Re: Need 8 Pass Van

    For minivans, the Sienna 04-10 or a Sedona of a recent enough model year to have 8 seats (I think around 13 on?) are the best options.

    For SUVs, a Ford Expedition XL of a late enough model year to have the bigger rear seat (08?), or a 9 passenger Yukon XL 9 passenger ( you can't put anyone front center so you lose that "seat", but the configuration with benches both rear seats) model year 07-10 ideally (11-14 have head restraint issues; be aware that there are some incompatibilities third row in all models on this one.)

    You could try to find a used Ford Transit full size van in that range if you're open to a van. (Though they call it a "wagon.") Make sure it's not the cargo van when shopping! There are 8, 10, 12 and 15 passenger versions. Obviously the larger ones give more room. 15 was the first MY.
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    Re: Need 8 Pass Van

    The Mercedes metris has been in the US long enough that you might be able to find a used one that price. It seats 8 adults easily and can tow 5,000 lbs I believe. Base model starts at $25,000 so a 2014 could hit that price point.

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