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Best 7+ seater under $10k? I would like to get something that can fit more than just my family of 4 but I am not interested in a minivan. What are the best for around $10k or less?

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Jenny Trostel, Partner at Anderson of Hunt Valley A 7 seater under $10K would be a high mileage Used SUV. I do not know of any 7 seater that is new that would be in that price range.

Patricia Algier , Owner at Valley Dealer Exchange Inc Dear Wendy, The best Deal on 7 seaters are the Ford Explorers with a third row seat. You can still get one 70K 2004 or newer for around 10K. They are dependable and low maintenance and they come with a 6cyl so they get decent gas mileage. Stay away from the 4X4 get a 2WD. Patti

Breanne Boyle, Contributing Editor at Wendy, Unfortunately with that budget, it may be very tough to find a new option that seats 7 people that is not a minivan. I would look at used wagons and SUVs, for example: Acura MDX, Volvo SC90, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, Toyota Highlander. Most of those are prices over 30k new so finding one at 10k used will be a challenge, but there may be some out there. If you truly want to spend less AND seat 7, you will probably need to look at minivans. A lot of minivans are valued less but actually offer a lot of cool amenities. You really might want to check them out. I think you might be surprised. Or look at your budget again to see what you can add to it.

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