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Unread 12-17-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Hey all, my dad is a cinematographer, so naturally he travels A LOT and carries quite a lot of equipment. He currently owns a Chevrolet suburban, which has been great because he can take plenty of people around and can throw lots of equipment in the back. Also, when we go to Maine, dogs, luggage, people, and the whole 9 yards fits in nicely. It's been a wonderful car, but its approaching 140,000 miles quickly and sucks gas faster than Jenna Jameson sucks off a guy.

So he's looking to run that car into the ground and buy a new car, maybe lightly used but basically new. He's looking at mini vans because its hard for him to afford the gas for the suburban any more.

What i need your help on is your recommendations on a car that would fit his profile. Useful bits of information would include: Make, Model, cost, reliability, MPG (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT), space, and any other comments.

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Unread 12-21-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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bump i guess

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Unread 12-26-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Sounds like a minivan would fit the bill nicely. My mother had a 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.8L V6. It got around 30mpg, she sold it at 80k miles, and the guy who bought it ran it to around 300k I think. I know it went well over 200k. My grandmother still has her 1993 Plymouth Voyager(same thing as the caravan) with the 3.3L. It has 110k on it.

I believe Dodge still uses the 3.8L V6 in the minivans. It is an excellent engine, and I haven't heard anything bad about the durability of the Dodge minivans.
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very nice, thank you for the suggestion. any opposing comments to this vehicle (the dodge caravan) or supporting? any other vehicles?

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