Some good used minivans to purchase include the Toyota Sienna, the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Volkswagen Routan. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 Toyota Sienna are some of the best models.
The Toyota Sienna is a mechanically reliable vehicle. It averages around 17 to 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 to 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The six-cylinder model is offered with all-wheel drive. One problem with the Toyota Sienna is that the power sliding doors sometimes stop working.
Another good used car is the Honda Odyssey. Models older than 2007 may have problems with the transmission, but the newer models are more reliable, according to Autobytel. This vehicle averages 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway. Honda Odysseys tend to have excellent safety ratings.