So the time has come to get a minivan. The wife wants one. Kid # 1 is here, Kid #2 can't be far away, the 100lb do is still the 100lb dog. High chairs, off road strollers, friends and their babies, etc. The Jetta TDI wagon just can't hold it all. Sad huh? So I went to check out some late model 'lightly used' vans the other day. And it ended up that I was going to be out $6k after trading in the jetta. Which isn't a great deal in my book considering that I wasn't looking at top of the line vehicles. So I figured I'd be better off getting taking that $5-6k and getting an older minivan. The Jetta could be for longer trips (with its 45mpg and reliability) and the van can haul stuff around town. Anyway, if anyone out there has any thoughts on what minivans hold up better over the long haul (making them a decent buy at 7-9 years old with 100,000 miles or so), I'd be stoked to hear about it. Otherwise, feel free to insert minivan jokes.