7+ passenger vehicle $6000-ish, good options?


See my other thread if you have smaller car recs! If we decide to go with a car that can hold all of us, what are some good, cheap options? It would not be used for big trips, so we don't need lots of passenger or cargo space. Thanks!


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I liked my Freestyle, and it wasn't an expensive vehicle. Depending upon what seats your children are using, it can be a little complicated, but I was able to put 5 seats in mine on a few occasions. A Radian fits RF in the center of the second row, and a booster in the passenger side allows the seat to fold for third row access.


Good suggestion, I'm finding several Freestyles and they look like good deals. I think our friends have one, so we could potentially do a test drive without driving 1+ hour to check out something. Thanks!


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Here's a list I compiled for a friend of minivans with shoulder belts & headrests:

- Avoid Caravan / T&C / Voyager
- All Ford Freestars
- All Uplanders have shoulder belts, but missing 1 headrest
- 1999+ Odyssey
- 2004+ Nissan Quest
- 2004+ Sienna
- 2006+ Sedona LWB

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