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  • Introduction

    Introduction

    Minivans have long faced a negative soccer mom stereotype, but the clever packaging and great value make these people-movers useful even if they’re not regarded as cool. The sliding doors on minivans open far wider than anything you’ll find on a crossover, making them ideal for kids and gear. Few vehicles combine this much utility and the ability to seat seven or eight.

    We perused the used vehicles on AOL Autos to find 10 recession-busting deals on used minivans for under $10,000. Take a look at what we found.

    Remember, shopping for used minivans involves some risk, since their versatile nature lends them to be driven for a lot of hard miles. Make sure to have it checked out before buying.

  • 2005 Buick Terraza

    2005 Buick Terraza

    Price: $9,980
    Mileage: 82,418
    If You Bought It New: $28,110
    Engine: 3.5-liter V6, 200 hp
    JD Power Dependability Rating: 2


    Selling Points: The Buick Terraza wasn't popular when it was new, but it offers a plethora of luxury touches and a different look than most minivans.

  • 2007 Chrysler Town & Country

    2007 Chrysler Town & Country

    Price: $9,450
    Mileage: 53,178
    If You Bought It New: $21,695
    Engine: 3.3-liter V6, 180 hp
    JD Power Dependability Rating: 3


    Selling Points: Chrysler invented the minivan, and the Town & Country is still among the best in the segment. There are always plenty of Town & Country models to choose from, and they can be quite luxurious when equipped with leather and all the amenities.

     

     

  • 2005 Ford Freestar

    2005 Ford Freestar

    Price: $9,994
    Mileage: 67,113
    If You Bought It New: $23,655
    Engine: 3.9-liter V6, 194 hp
    JD Power Dependability Rating: 3


    Selling Points: The Freestar never really took off, but if you're looking for a used minivan it could be the perfect choice for you. The interior is spacious and the third row folds flat or flips for tailgating duty.

     

     

  • 2006 Kia Sedona

    2006 Kia Sedona

    Price: $9,974
    Mileage: 56,995
    If You Bought It New: $23,195
    Engine: 3.8-liter V6, 244 hp
    JD Power Dependability Rating: 3


    Selling Points: The Sedona may well be the most underrated minivan on the planet. This is the vehicle that showed the world that Kia could go toe-to-toe with the big boys, as it nailed all the minivan must-haves, but cost thousands less.

     

     

  • 2004 Nissan Quest

    2004 Nissan Quest

    Price: $9,995
    Mileage: 70,150
    If You Bought It New: $24,340
    Engine: 3.5-liter V6, 240 hp
    JD Power Dependability Rating: 2


    Selling Points: The Quest may be the quirkiest-looking minivan on this list, but there are plenty of fans of Nissan's minivan. Among the best things about it is the 240-hp V6, the same engine found in Nissan’s Z car.

     

     

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