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I'm currently driving around in my mom's old 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan and it would be nice to have an upgrade. Even though I don't have a family large enough to fill in the seat I do have quite a few friends who shares my love of road trips.

The Metris looks like a good fit for me as it can seat up to 8 people and there is the option to fold down the unused seats for extra storage space.
 

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For road trips and storage the Metris should be more than enough for you. It might actually be overkill. Do you find that the Odyssey isn't big enough for what you want to use it for?
 

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It's not a size issue more so the fact that it's old and I've had to fix it a few times. I think it's time to move on and give the van back to my mom.
It's be great if the Metris is a bit overkill as you never know when you'll need to stuff 4-5 snowboards in the trunk. It's better to have the possibility of more space and power than be stuck when I need it and not have it.
 

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True. You should just make sure to take a look at some of the other options. The Metris will definitely be great from a utility standpoint though. Some other options might be a bit more stylish.
 

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A contender was the Ford Transit Connect but if you have any other suggestions, I'm open to them.
 

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Have you considered any of the full size SUVs? The Yukon, Suburban, Armada? There's also the NV200 that could work.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! The 2015 Nissan Armada does look more luxurious but I'm not sure who the manufacturer for the Yukon and Suburban are.
 

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Not too sure about the elongated body on the chevy suburban. Not suite sure if it's the trunk or just because the whole car shell is just longer.
 

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Those are just the vehicles that I could think of that are large people movers. Hope fuel economy isn't high on your priority list though. :p
 

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Not really. I assume most people that goes for the larger bodied vehicles aren't thinking too hard about fuel economy. It's mostly for travelling use anyways so gas was always going to be on the expensive end.
Don't think there's an electric van to take the place of something this big, yet.
 

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I think that when you are looking for a vehicle like this you have to expect pretty poor fuel economy. Having said that though, Having better fuel economy than your rivals definitely couldn't hurt your sales.
 
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