It’s time for another Goo Net challenge, where the object is to find the best vehicle fitting a specific criteria and budget using the popular Japanese used car website.
Today’s challenge is to find a new or used van, minivan, or MPV with a budget of US$20,000.
Pretty much anything is fair game, with the exception of kei vans, which I’m sure would be the most popular and most predictable choice.
Here’s a trio of examples I found.
First is this 2002 Renault Avantime, the definitive ‘coupe MPV’. This example is in a nice two-tone silver/grey, as opposed to the typical blue/grey.
This specific one is listed with 54,000km/33,554mi (approximate, the odometer isn’t shown in the listing), and is being sold for US$10,720, located in the Osaka prefecture.
Next up is something German, a 2006 Mercedes-Benz Viano 3.2 Ambiante with 27,000km/16,777mi (also approximate, odometer not shown in the listing).
This very clean Viano is low mileage, luxurious, and seats seven comfortably, all for just US$11,360.
Finally, we have something not far off from new for a rather decent price.
This is a 2013 Mazda Biante Granz SKYACTIV. It’s clean, sleek, and has very low mileage.
How low? How does 5,634km/3,500.8mi sound? And the price? US$19,990, bringing it just barely within the twenty grand budget.
Oh, and it’s got a 2.o SKYACTIV-G engine under the hood, just like the current 3, 6, CX-5, and the new Miata.
So, with the budget and limitations in mind, what’s the best van/MPV you can find on the site? Feel free to share your finds below.