I've had quite a few minivans, albeit mostly Dodge Caravans. They get
good gas mileage, have good power -- and I could stack 4' X 8' sheets of
plywood between the wheelwells and get the rear hatch door shut --
while my Dakota pickup (longbox) didn't have 4' between ITS wheelwells,
nor the length required!
Also, as other posters said, excellent for camping, firewood,
From a practical standpoint, my Caravan c/v (cargo) was probably one
of my favorite vehicles I've ever had.