R63 Snonuts for your time.

If you had $15k to $20k and needed a 3rd-row vehicle (6 seats minimum) and 0 restrictions for MPG (not a daily driver) what would you suggest for a low-surprise ownership that isn’t too dull to drive?

Not in a snowy clime, so fun trumps sensibility on that side of it. Ultimately though it’s turnkey reliability that is the designator here.