Need 4x4 minivan
As much as I love it, our FWD MPV minivan just didn't get me where I needed to go last winter (like home). We have three kids (two in boosters, one teen) and possibly another teen on the way (long story) so really need the space. $27K or more on a comparable AWD Sienna just isn't in the cards. We paid a little over $22K for the 2003 MPV (leather, etc.) and Kelly is now around $16.5K.
Not having researched very far yet, that would seem to leave us with a choice of maybe a new AWD Grand Caravan (maybe a little extra) vs. a low-mileage (under 50 or 60K) used Town & Country (fairly straight trade).
MPG is a consideration, too, as we live pretty much 10 miles from "anywhere."
Does anyone have any other suggestions? If not, which strikes everyone as the better long-term strategy (we normally keep cars till they can't be resurrected).