We have always driven Diesel Mercedes because of their reliability, safety and efficiency. Alas, our smallest Mercedes, a 1987 190D 2.5, was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist and totaled-out.
As we searched for a replacement we drove by one of the local Acura Dealerships and there sitting on the platform was an immaculate pearl white Toyota Previa LE with $3995 emblazoned across the windshield. We decided to take a look. It was loaded with all the options, including trailer towing, and didn't have even one door ding on it.
The car was one owner and dealer maintained at the Acura dealers sister Toyota dealership. 122,000 miles on the odometer. Interior looked like new, never used. Everything worked with the exception being the A/C did not blow very cold.
Bought it on the spot after negotiations for $3,388. Add the $664 bumper to bumper check-up and repair and we have $4,052 in the car. We are totally satisfied.
Handles like a dream, comfortable, reliable and stable. Drove back from Dallas with granny who would only let us go 55 mph and with the cruise on got almost 30 mpg. Averages about 22 mpg so far city/highway.
After reading here about the high milers way ahead of me I feel like I got a new car!! Having driven my Benz 300D for 19 years now and 384,000 miles I can only say this Previa will be in our family for a long time... we hope!!